5 August 2020

Going viral: Elimination and suppression – what’s good for the economy?


Dr David Lim speaks with Dr Stephen Duckett about elimination and the economy, asymptomatic testing and what strategies NSW should pursue.


In this episode:

– Strict lockdown and striving for elimination is better for the economy than aiming for suppression
– Asymptomatic testing needs to be done in high-risk communities
– The strategies that should be followed in NSW
– Can Australia afford a strict lockdown?

Host: Dr David Lim, GP
Guest: Dr Stephen Duckett, health economist, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; health program director, Grattan Institute; Australian public policy think tank and Emeritus Professor of Health Policy, La Trobe University
Total time: 36 mins

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