09 Aug 2021
Bonus episode: Doherty Institute modelling
Last week, Doherty Institute Director of Epidemiology, Professor Jodie McVernon joined Prime Minister Scott Morrison in presenting the modelling that underpinned the phases of the Federal Government's COVID Response Plan.
Since the beginning of 2020 Jodie has been advising the Commonwealth Government with a team of gun modellers from around the country on emerging evidence, and pulling together modelling looking at the impact of COVID-19 transmission and vaccines, test, trace, isolate, quarantine or TTIQ public health measures and health system preparedness.
Here she breaks down some of the figures presented to the Government and responds to some criticism of her team's report.