"The Australian government’s latest COVID management plan, released yesterday,
maps how the nation will learn to live with COVID. This means transitioning
from the emergency phase of the pandemic response, to responding to it in a
similar way to other respiratory diseases.
However, as part of this transition, we are still going to need to respond to
COVID waves which, although expected to be less destructive, are likely to
occur for some time to come.
Under the plan, PCR testing will be prioritised for people who are at greater
risk of severe disease from COVID – they will still be able to get a PCR test
for free. Others will need a doctor or nurse practitioner referral to access
free PCR tests, unless they visit a state or territory-run clinic.
Much of the new plan is based on individuals assessing and mitigating their own
COVID risk, with more options available to those who are at greatest risk.
So what are the options going forward to protect yourself from COVID? And how
do you assess your own risk?"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics