Journal article

Modelling the impact of COVID-19 in Australia to inform transmission reducing measures and health system preparedness

R Moss, J Wood, D Brown, F Shearer, AJ Black, AC Cheng, JM McCaw, J McVernon

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Published : 2020

Abstract

ABSTRACT Background The ability of global health systems to cope with increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases is of major concern. In readiness for this challenge, Australia has drawn on clinical pathway models developed over many years in preparation for influenza pandemics. These models have been used to estimate health care requirements for COVID-19 patients, in the context of broader public health measures. Methods An age and risk stratified transmission model of COVID-19 infection was used to simulate an unmitigated epidemic with parameter ranges reflecting uncertainty in current estimates of transmissibility and severity. Overlaid public health measures included case isolation and quarant..

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