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OzSage modelling suggests higher level of deaths in NSW at 80% than 70%…

Fully vaccinated people in NSW will enjoy greater freedoms in October when the state reaches 70% double-dose vaccination, as per the government’s reopening roadmap released last week.  READ MORE
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New science lobby group claims NSW reopening will crash ICUs

Modelling by a new scientific lobby group projects that NSW’s road map to reopening may lead to all the state’s intensive care unit beds being full for five weeks over Christmas and almost 1000… more
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Vaccination alone not enough to control COVID-19

Vaccination alone is not enough to achieve control of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts warn, proposing a raft of measures to avoid a crippling resurgence of disease once restrictions are lifted.… more
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Reopening Plan Could Leave Some Australian Hospitals Overwhelmed

Hospitals in Australia’s most populous state risk being overwhelmed by Covid cases by the end of the year if the government’s reopening plan is executed, according to modeling from public health body… more
Artificial intelligence

Harnessing artificial intelligence to help prevent epidemics before they spread

As with the COVID-19 pandemic, health authorities usually identify epidemics through public health surveillance, but could we do it earlier by being able to mine “the vast un-curated public data… more
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Lockdown-weary Australia plans reopening as Covid-19 death toll tops 1,000

As Australia’s Covid-19 deaths exceed 1,000, a grim toll but modest by global standards, a country that has used relentless lockdowns now faces perhaps its biggest health policy challenge of the… more