10 Dec 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron: A Snapshot of Where We Are

On 8 December 2021, the University of Bern's Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases (MCID) organised an event focusing the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron.

A total of  eight experts based at the University of Bern/Inselspital and associated institutes presented and discussed topics on the detection, spread, characteristics and impact of variant Omicron.

Prof. Joseph Francois, the WTI's Managing Director, acted as one of the panelists and discussed the effects of COVID on trade. Other panelists included Dr. Emma Hodcroft, Prof. Dr. Volker Thiel, Dr. Christian Althaus, Prof. Dr. med. Annelies Wilder-Smith, Dr. med. Manuela Funke-Chambour, Prof. Dr. Claus Beisbart and Prof. Dr. med. Nicola Low.

In case you missed the event, you can watch the recording on the University of Bern's YouTube channel here. Please note that the first couple of minutes are missing. A full, better quality recording should be available soon.

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