New Australian Omicron COVID research hints at what to expect next in pandemic

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated December 15 2021 - 9:05pm, first published 3:30am

The first Australian research into the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has confirmed the importance for boosters that could reduce serious infection and hospitalisation by up to 98 per cent, researchers say.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.