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‘Delta usurped the one decision Australia thought we could control’

The Delta variant has forced Australia to live with COVID-19, a leading epidemiologist has said, stressing the public should no longer expect to hear about every case as the pandemic approaches the end of its second year.

In a paper published by the Sax Institute on Wednesday, Deakin University epidemiologist Catherine Bennett argued that the advent of the Delta variant had forced Australia to abandon its hope of stage-managing a perfect reopening to the world.

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