Face masks should be mandatory for all Victorian schoolchildren once they return to classrooms, scientific and medical experts say, citing international evidence that schools without universal mask wearing are 3½ times more likely to experience a COVID-19 outbreak. Scientific lobby group OzSage argues Australian schools should follow the example of some US cities, where children as young […]
A paediatric and epidemiological expert and the head of the teachers’ union have both warned that the state’s new mask mandate for year three to six students will be difficult to enforce, though it should help to reduce COVID-19 transmission in schools. Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton ruled on Friday that Victorian children in years […]
Doctors fear there will be more deaths in the home among Covid positive patients as private operators recruit people with no background in healthcare.
Today, OzSAGE, a diverse, multi-disciplinary network of Australian experts, releases its first preliminary advice paper and high-level recommendations for the safe opening of Australia to complement the National Plan. Among the recommendations is advice that Australia live with occasional outbreaks – not widespread disease, and a ventilation and “Vaccine-Plus” approach to the safe lifting of […]
The need for effective ventilation and a vaccines-plus approach are among the key recommendations of OzSage – a new multi-disciplinary network of Australian experts formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.