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Australia’s coronavirus fatality rate could be higher than China, expert warns

Twelve new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Australia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to nearly 100.

The latest is a staff member at Melbourne’s Carey Grammar school with classes cancelled there today along with two other high schools in Sydney.

With COVID-19 now emerging in schools and aged care facilities, a new paper warns Australia could have a higher fatality rate than other countries because of our ageing population.

Listen to Fran Kelly’s interview with editorial author Professor Raina MacIntyre.