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  1. 13 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rating Victoria’s COVID-19 Roadmap

    Victoria’s Roadmap out of the COVID-19 restrictions is good but there are grounds for tweaking it, says University of Melbourne expert Professor Tony Blakely

  2. 8 September 2020 - Design

    Modelling Victoria’s escape from COVID-19

    Dynamic policy models can help Victoria think through how we get to ‘COVID-normal’. Here University of Melbourne experts explain their new modelling

  3. 2 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Group testing to help control COVID-19

    Large-scale testing is key to controlling COVID-19 and analysing grouped samples can be an efficient way to do it argues a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 7 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Test smarter not harder for an agile system

    Knowing who is being tested, why, and counting close contacts is the key to an agile and effective COVID-19 testing strategy say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 6 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making sense of Victoria’s daily COVID-19 cases – and (maybe) some good news

    A University of Melbourne expert says batching explains why the number of new COVID-19 cases in Victoria is a rollercoaster, but this may also mean good news.

  6. 21 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Use Stage 4 wisely, or not at all

    A University of Melbourne expert says if Stage 4 restrictions are introduced in Victoria to tackle a spike in COVID-19 cases, there has to be a worthy goal.

  7. 9 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Victoria – are you up for elimination?

    Australia's Victoria State should aim to eliminate COVID-19 with its new lockdown in response to this fresh outbreak, argues a University of Melbourne expert

  8. Podcast29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The dynamics of disease

    Professor Tony Blakely, a University of Melbourne epidemiologist and public health specialist, discusses COVID-19 infection control models and exit strategies.

  9. 22 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The COVID-19 treatment trials that ‘learn as they go’

    Innovative COVID-19 treatment trials enable us to hone in on most promising treatments, saving time and possibly lives, explain University of Melbourne experts.

  10. 6 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    COVID-19 and containment: A dual burden for India

    Could COVID-19 lockdowns in India do more harm than the pandemic given an already vulnerable population? A University of Melbourne expert does the numbers