A coalition of health experts, architecture experts and the federal opposition are backing a national plan to improve ventilation in classrooms and lay out a road map for booster doses for the most at- risk to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
A newly formed network of public health and other experts including Professor Lidia Morawska, a respected global authority on ventilation, called for Australia to be more ambitious with its coronavirus suppression strategy.
The group, called OzSAGE, believes with these measures, combined with booster shots targeting new variants, herd immunity could be possible – a goal recently thought to be out of reach due to the infectious Delta strain.
OzSAGE argues that ventilation and “vaccine-plus” are the pillars that would support the safe lifting of restrictions in Australia. Better ventilation in classrooms can help stop air-borne spread of COVID-19.