COVID-19 has a new variant. Omicron has drastically increased cases worldwide and has governments contemplating new measures, including lockdowns and moving schools back online. The lack of global vaccinations ode partially to uneven distribution to poorer nations and partially to vaccine hesitancy among certain populations has seemingly given rise to this new variant. What is the impact of Omicron on the campaign to increase global vaccination rates? Doug Becker speaks with Adva Godoth and Heather Wipfli.
Heather Wipfli is an Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine and International Relations at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on international cooperation and governance approaches to improve health.
Adva Godoth is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Center for Global and Immigrant Health, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
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