23 Sep 2021
Bonus episode: Doherty Institute modelling sensitivity analysis
Following the release of the Technical Report and Addendum to National Cabinet on 10 August, the Doherty Institute-led modelling consortium was asked to provide “sensitivity analyses” of the scenarios represented in the Report.
They were asked to test the robustness of the recommendation to transition to Phases B and C of the Plan at 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination coverage if COVID-19 infection was already established in the community. Dr Chris Baker is a member of the modelling consortium, a research fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and also works in the Centre for Data Science and Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis all at the University of Melbourne. He's here to breakdown what it all means.