Push to 'go hard' for elimination in Victoria

Melbourne epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely and colleagues are urging the state to use the current lockdown measures to get rid of COVID-19 for good

A group of leading epidemiologists have urged Victoria to push on towards ridding the state of SARS-CoV-2, rather than settling for suppression, outlining a 10-point plan to try to achieve elimination.

Professor Tony Blakely.

Professor Tony Blakely, an epidemiologist and public health specialist at the University of Melbourne, and colleagues, write that the state could attempt to achieve elimination in the six-week lockdown period.