CTC paper shows COVID-19 disaster averted


Waiting a further week to impose restrictions in Australia, such as border closures and physical distancing, could have resulted in a five-fold increase in the number of infections, according to a paper published by the CTC's Prof Marschner.

“Applying the analytical tools used in this study can determine whether the timing of a second wave coincides with the easing of control measures and could be instrumental in guiding subsequent responses to managing the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia,” Prof Marschner said.

The Sun Herald reported on Prof Marschner's paper.

The University ran this online article.

The paper was published in Epidemiology and Infection.

In late April, Prof Marschner appeared in an ABC article, proposing more random sampling be done to determine true COVID-19 case numbers.