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Top epidemiologist says virus outbreak is ‘absolutely inevitable’ – Sydney Morning Herald

The risk of a disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Australia is now at its highest level since the pandemic began, says epidemiologist and mathematical biologist…

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The strain is more transmissible and it is more severe, and the severity comes to lower age groups, Professor McCaw said.
His advice echoes that of leading government officials and advisers, who have been frank in conceding they can provide no guarantee if the months Australia has enjoyed without any major coronavirus outbreaks will last or for how long.
Victorias Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton this week tweeted that while Australia had the great fortune of being effectively free of COVID-19,…

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