BA.5 is the latest variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus and is becoming dominant all over the world. It is more infectious than previous Covid variants and subvariants, and is better able to evade immunity from vaccines and previous infections. So what is BA.5? And what can we expect in this next phase of the pandemic?
Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at the school of Immunology, Trinity College and Melanie Finn, Entertainment Correspondent & News Reporter for the Irish Independent who had covid for the third time joined Jonathan Healy on the show.