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  • Professor Tony Blakely

    Head of Population Interventions Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

  1. 5 October 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    NSW should be ‘okay’ opening up

    New University of Melbourne modelling suggests that NSW – as well Victoria and ACT – will be ‘okay’ at 70 to 80 per cent double vaccinated to open up.

  2. 23 August 2021 - Health & Medicine

    What if Victoria cannot eliminate Delta this time?

    A University of Melbourne expert asks what the options are if the current hard lockdown in Victoria doesn't see a reduction in COVID-19 cases by 2 September?

  3. 22 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    The strength of Sydney’s lockdown is crucial over the next 100 days

    New University of Melbourne COVID-19 modelling of the Delta-variant outbreak in NSW looks to answer: Can a vaccine-led approach end NSW's outbreak in 100 days?

  4. 9 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    We need to talk about elimination vs suppression in Australia again

    New University of Melbourne modelling finds that elimination is better than a suppression strategy for COVID-19, especially when it comes to the Delta strain.

  5. 2 August 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Australia needs a more rational, evidence-based border policy

    University of Melbourne experts say Australia’s blanket ban on all low-risk non-Australian citizens coming here is irrational and costly. And a lost opportunity

  6. 20 July 2021 - Health & Medicine

    How long till Sydney gets out of lockdown?

    New University of Melbourne COVID-19 modelling finds NSW’s hard lockdown gives the State more certainty about how long stricter restrictions could stay in place

  7. 8 July 2021 - Health & Medicine

    What’s the right COVID-19 risk to live with?

    As Australia considers opening its borders, new University of Melbourne virus modelling provides scenarios that can help us decide what risk to tolerate.

  8. 31 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Charting our way back to normal

    A new web tool weighs the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia charts way to post-COVID-19 normal, say University of Melbourne experts

  9. 31 December 2020 - COVID-19

    Part 3: Things we know at the end of 2020

    In Part 3, University of Melbourne experts share what they've learned in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic that they had absolutely no clue about before.

  10. 21 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Food Health Star labels are driving healthier products

    Food health labels improve the nutrition of packaged products but they must be compulsory to make a bigger difference, finds a University of Melbourne-led study