Media conference announcing advice on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and protecting the health system and ICU during the NSW Roadmap.
WHO IS SPEAKING?:
Prof Lisa Jackson Pulver, University of Sydney – acknowledgement of country and overview of OzSAGE
Prof Nancy Baxter, University of Melbourne – wrap up of statistics for the past week.
Dr Karina Powers, Occupational Medicine physician, Western Australia – deaths at home in NSW.
Prof Raina MacIntyre, The Kirby Institute, UNSW – ICU modelling and advice
Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Scientia Lecturer, Centre for Big Data Research , UNSW – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander working group advice.
OzSAGE is a diverse and multi-disciplinary network of independent Australian experts who are an additional resource for governments, non-government stakeholders and the community within Australia.
This group of experts formulates independent advice on public health, health systems and other policy matters relevant to COVID-19 control and the well-being of the Australian population during and after the pandemic. Their advice is underpinned by the best scientific evidence, modelling and by our values and principles.
Modelling (done by The Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW) of possible scenarios following relaxing of restrictions during the Roadmap on the health system in NSW will also be presented.
OzSAGE provided a series of recommendations for the safe re-opening of Australia to complement the National Plan and assist with the country’s goal of achieving an exit strategy with the best possible health, social, and economic outcomes.