A strategy of having zero COVID-19 cases Australia-wide is no longer an option. In this article, the author argues that we must find a workable, ethical and economically sustainable approach to controlling disease incidence, hospitalisations and deaths.
This paper calls for State and Federal governments to act now to ramp up vaccination among people with disability, improve pandemic preparedness, and implement best practice responses to outbreaks in disability group homes.
Mass vaccination is needed to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19, and to help Australia start to ease restrictions. This paper explores some fundamental principles which form the blueprint for a safe and ethical 'vaccination passport' system.
Rarely, if ever, has an Australian Prime Minister relied on statistical modelling as heavily as Scott Morrison. The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the assumption and less commonly reported, but important, results of the recent Doherty Institute modelling.
The dynamic nature of an international pandemic such as COVID-19 carries inherent security risks for governments, businesses and individuals. Due to such concerns regarding potential future fraudulent behaviour relating to the COVID-19 vaccination status of individuals, which cannot be properly predicted at this point, the...
This paper propose a multimodal strategy for long-term COVID control — one that sets up multiple barriers of protection so that we are able to not only contain SARS-CoV-2 and eliminate COVID-19 as a major life-threatening disease, but also return to a new social and...
This paper argues that the biggest risk to Australia's public health and economic outlook is not the failure to reach thresholds for full vaccination, but that governments will be excessively cautious in easing restrictions once the thresholds are reached.
This strategy document provides an overview of a national plan to transition Australia’s national COVID-19 response from its current, pre-vaccination settings.
This report argues that once 80 per cent of the Australian population is vaccinated – and 95 per cent of the most vulnerable, including the over-70s – the nation can begin to ‘live with' COVID-19.