Coronavirus 'bounce back' likely without more community testing, epidemiologist warns

We need to test asymptomatic at-risk patients, says Professor Raina MacIntyre

The ongoing failure to test asymptomatic people at risk of COVID-19, and the restrictions preventing doctors doing more community-based testing, risks the epidemic "bouncing back”, one of Australia’s leading epidemiologists warns.

Professor Raina MacIntyre
Professor Raina MacIntyre.

GPs have been calling for more community testing, with some 80% saying they have been