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New research reveals what living with COVID-19 could look like into 2022

A new scientific paper has delivered a reality check for people hoping to be freed from their face masks when Australia reaches its 80 per cent COVID-19 vaccination target.

Writing in Public Health Research & Practice, a peer-reviewed journal of the Sax Institute, epidemiologist Catherine Bennett said face masks should remain mandatory indoors until at least the first half of 2022. 

She also said restrictions on major events would likely be the last ones to ease.

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