Australia’s former deputy chief medical officer has claimed the Omicron variant is less dangerous than the seasonal flu.
Dr. Nick Coatsworth took the stance while downplaying the health risks with COVID-19 for people without pre-existing conditions.
“No, it’s not. It’s clearly not,” he told Sky News when asked if Omicron was more dangerous than the flu.
Dr. Coatsworth also said he believed COVID-19 booster shots were only needed for vulnerable people or those with chronic illness.