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Reinfection will be part of the pandemic for months to come. Each repeat illness raises the risk of long COVID

Image: Shutterstock/Elizaveta Galitckaia The latest Omicron variant BA.5 is fast becoming dominant worldwide, including in New Zealand and Australia. As it continues to surge, reinfection will...

How soon can I get COVID again? Experts now say 28 days – but you can protect yourself

Image: AAP/Diego Fedele My glorious two and a half year run of negative COVID tests came to a shuddering halt last week, after receiving a...

Australia is heading for its third Omicron wave. Here’s what to expect from BA.4 and BA.5

Image: Shutterstock Australia is heading for its third Omicron wave in the coming weeks, as BA.4 and BA.5 become the dominant COVID strains. BA.4 and BA.5 are more infectious than...