Each person on average has about nine close contacts, says Dr Raina MacIntyre, Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at UNSW."It varies from case to case, but on average we know that from… more
"The economic losses have to be weighed against the health losses. It's difficult to find the right balance," says Raina MacIntyre, professor of global biosecurity, Kirby Institute at the University… more
The flu-like virus, which spawned in Wuhan, China in December, is more severe in older people because their immune systems are weaker (stock image)
Professor Raina MacIntyre, head of the Biosecurity… more
Raina MacIntyre, head of the Biosecurity Research Program at Australia’s University of New South Wales, said it was well known the coronavirus can be infectious even if a patient has no symptoms.