State on verge of superspread disaster: expert

Original article by Stephen Rice
The Australian – Page: 4 : 21-Dec-20

University of New South Wales epidemiologist Raina MacIntyre says the state government should impose a lockdown across metropolitan Sydney if the northern beaches cluster worsens on 21 December. Professor MacIntyre warns that New Year’s Eve could become a major ‘superspreader’ event, as people who contract the coronavirus on Christmas Day will be at their most infectious six days later. She contends that a short, sharp lockdown across Sydney could avoid a major outbreak and much harsher restrictions in the new year.


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