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  1. 2 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why social conditions need to guide our COVID-19 policies

    A new demographic index identifying vulnerable population areas can drive better policy making to control COVID-19 outbreaks say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 28 May 2021 - Design

    This lockdown is different – in a good way

    There is good reason to be optimistic about Victoria’s latest COVID-19 lockdown because we know what works and do it better says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 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

  4. 10 December 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Virus, pathogenesis, epidemiology and vaccination in the complex ecosystems of us

    Electing to be vaccinated fulfils a very basic responsibility to ourselves, our family and the community, explains the University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty.

  5. 9 December 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How COVID-safe Santa can save Christmas

    Santa (as an essential worker) needs to be made COVID-Safe this Christmas. University of Melbourne and La Trobe University experts explain how it can be done.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.