31 July 2020

Going viral: Is suppression working?

Clinical Communicable Disease COVID-19 Government Uncategorized

Dr David Lim speaks with Professor Nick Talley about the suppression strategy, rules for bars and restaurants and whether elimination is possible.

 

In this episode:

– Health professionals need to agitate for a more sensible strategy
– Are the government rules for restaurants, pubs and clubs safe if applied rigorously? No
– The virus is either growing exponentially or heading toward elimination – suppression is not practically feasible

Host: Dr David Lim, GP
Guest: Prof Nick Talley, neurogastroenterologist, School of Medicine and Public Health, the University of Newcastle; editor-in-chief, Medical Journal of Australia
Total time: 29 mins

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