"Europe is facing a fourth wave of COVID. As we watch on, it is reasonable to
ask whether Australia will be confronted with the same fate.
Several factors will determine this: vaccination rates, high uptake of third
dose boosters, vaccination of children and whether a comprehensive strategy of
ventilation with vaccine-plus measures including masks, testing and tracing are
New OzSAGE modelling for NSW shows possible increasing cases from mid-December
with a predicted peak in February 2022, despite high vaccination rates. OzSAGE
warns if contact tracing is not maintained and children 5–11 remain
unvaccinated, hospitals may be overwhelmed again. But if we vaccinate young
kids and maintain high testing and tracing, the outlook is good."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics