COVID response dictated by expediency

By Letters to the Editor
Updated January 3 2022 - 7:40pm, first published 6:30pm
Rapid antigen tests should be made freely available to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The new definition of "close contact" - at least four hours in a family-like environment - ignores the more-rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. That, and the reduced requirements for self-isolation, appear to have been motivated by logistical and economic considerations; not the best available scientific advice.

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