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Australia on track to live with Covid from early 2022, leading epidemiologist says

The spread of Delta in Australia has triggered “long overdue discussions on our tolerance for serious illness, and hospital and intensive care unit capacity”, a leading epidemiologist has said, adding that while “patchy” vaccination across cities and regions is an issue, control of the virus should be reached by early 2022.

Prof Catherine Bennett, the chair of epidemiology at Deakin University in Victoria, said while the Doherty Institute modelling that informed Australia’s national plan towards reopening was based on low case numbers, it was “still relevant, even with increases in case numbers” due to Delta.

Read the full story in the Guardian and the PHRP paper on living with COVID-19 is here.