Analysis

European experience points to Omicron 'tidal wave' in NSW as cases, hospital admissions climb

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
December 30 2021 - 9:30pm
Australia's Omicron outbreak mirrors Europe's 'tidal wave'

The Omicron outbreak in NSW is mirroring the situation in Europe, where daily case records and rising hospital admissions are spooking health officials.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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