Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic


Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences COVID-19 Expert Committee – includes Tania Sorrell, John Kaldor, Sharon Lewin, Steve Webb.

Published on Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences – online 15 December 2020

Public health measures introduced by Australian State, Territory and Federal governments, working with the Australian community, have significantly reduced the impact of COVID-19 in Australia. In fact, by any global measure the response to date has been a spectacular success. But, this has come at significant economic and broader health cost and, as the second wave in Victoria showed, success can be fragile and requires imposition of strong measures to regain control.

It is now crucial that we plan for the coming months, heading into 2021. The Australian Academy of
Health and Medical Sciences is the impartial, authoritative, cross-sector voice of health and medical science in Australia – an independent, interdisciplinary body of Australia’s leading minds in the health and medical sciences.

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