Should Australia aim for complete COVID-19 elimination?

“The least-bad endgame is to eliminate the virus from Australia, continue to control our borders until there is a vaccine or a cure, and restore domestic economic and social activity to “normal”, albeit keeping a close watch for new cases” Grattan Institute.

I think this makes the best sense as a strategy. Australia is lucky to be an island, and a long way away from other countries. We can keep our borders locked down. And, if possible, complete elimination enables people to go back to work, school, local holidays etc… (albeit somewhat disengaged from world trade).

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Dr Lachlan Soper