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Omicron coverage in overdrive | Coronavirus pandemic

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From: The Listening Post

The new coronavirus variant has driven frenzied coverage – but with little known for sure, how much is accurate? And, we uncover the story behind the rise of K-drama.

A new coronavirus variant has brought uncertainty back into the pandemic story. With scientists and journalists racing to understand Omicron, news audiences have been left with more questions than answers.

Contributors:
Kai Kupferschmidt – Contributing Correspondent, Science Magazine
Jon Allsop  – Writer, Columbia Journalism Review
Monica Gandhi  – Infectious Diseases Doctor, University of California San Francisco
Mosa Moshabela – Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation, University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Contributors:
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Kyong Yoon – Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, University of British Columbia



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