COVID-19 roadmap to recovery

Published in the Australian Financial Review, Dr Brian McNamee AO (writing in his personal capacity) and Sam Lovick question whether Premier Andrews’ roadmap to recovery is the right path. We conclude that Daniel Andrews should move to reduce lock down measures in regional Victoria immediately and should move to do so more quickly in Melbourne. The costs of lockdown, not just economic costs but also unfortunate health costs such as increased cancer deaths, dictate that we should transition from an elimination strategy to a management strategy. To do so, Victoria must ensure that it has state of the art testing and  track and trace.