31 July 2020
Going viral: Is suppression working?
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