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Our hot Omicron summer

Today, Rick Morton on how Covid-19 caught up with Australia this summer, and what the federal government could have done to better prepare for this moment.

After nearly two years of lockdowns and border closures there was hope that this summer things might be different in Australia. But then, Omicron hit. 

Now we’re entering year three of the Covid-19 pandemic. Case numbers are higher than ever, hospitals are being pushed to their limit and rapid tests are extremely difficult to find.

So how did we get here?

Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on how Covid-19 caught up with Australia this summer, and what the federal government could have done to better prepare for this moment. 

 

Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton.

 

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