OzSAGE position statement 21 September 2023 It’s time to update COVID Vaccines in Australia Our boosters are outdated, and “hybrid immunity” is ineffective The emergence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 has led to booster vaccines becoming outdated. The boosters currently available in Australia are matched to the BA.1 and BA.4/5 variants which have come and […]
1st August 2023 Keeping patients, healthcare workers and the public safe in health care systems during ongoing circulation of COVID-19. Patients have a right to safe healthcare, and to be protected, using all reasonably practicable measures, from acquiring any type of infection, including COVID-19, in healthcare facilities. Prevention of hospital acquired infection is a core […]
OzSAGE is concerned at the excess deaths related to COVID in Australia during 2022. COVID is the now the third highest cause of death in Australia. There is every indication that unless Australia changes its stance on managing COVID this trend will continue into 2023. The graphs provided show a comparison of the causes of […]
OzSAGE calls on National Cabinet to urgently revise the Strategic Framework for Transitioning COVID-19 Measures released on the 9th December 2022. While OzSAGE supports the intent of the strategic principles, many of the accompanying statements contained in the framework have serious inaccuracies and are not supported by the evidence or current real-life experiences.
The proposal to cut the isolation period for COVID to 5 days is a political call that is not science based.
Working Group: All Advice Documents, Control of Covid-19 infection transmission in Healthcare Settings, ICU and Health System, Modelling
WHO:• Ms Anna Davidson• Ms Ebony Lewis• Dr Karina Powers• Associate Professor Craig Underhill BACKGROUND:OzSAGE is a diverse and multi-disciplinary network of independent Australian experts whoare an additional resource for governments, non-government stakeholders and thecommunity within Australia.This group of experts formulates independent advice on public health, health systems andother policy matters relevant to COVID-19 control […]
WHAT: OzSAGE will provide advice on protecting people with disability from COVID-19 and provide an update on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. WHO: Professor Raina MacIntyre Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver Professor Anne Kavanagh BACKGROUND: OzSAGE is a diverse and multi-disciplinary network of independent Australian experts who are an additional resource for governments, non-government stakeholders […]
OzSAGE advice on ambulance services during the COVID-19 pandemic New WHO Air Quality Guidelines: what they mean for Australia Prof Morawska will speak about the guidelines and how it will assist Australia. OzSAGE advice on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples during the COVID-19 pandemic– Ms Ebony Lewis Regular OzSAGE media conference items: Weekly statistics […]
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 […]