News spread fast of the recently announced coronavirus variant of concern, Omicron, in the past week, with the World Health Organisation raising red flags around this variant, and countries taking swift action to close off travel from the country it was first reported in, South Africa. Steve and Ben discuss how the new variant was always a possibility and how the world is reacting to it, as well as the recent announcement of South Australia easing border restrictions with COVID-affected states in Australia. Steve and Ben also discuss the decision by Paramount Plus to bring forward the international release of its flagship show, Star Trek Discovery.

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