COVID-19

Vaccine hesitancy is an economic and health disaster

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In his latest opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review, Sam Lovick places some of the blame for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Australia on the communication and vaccine roleout choices that the Commonwealth government has made. These choices make it much less likely that Australia will achieve the required level of vaccination to fully protect […]

Influenza

Early use of a partially-matched influenza vaccine alongside social distancing reduces hospital utilisation and mortality

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In a simulation study using a dynamic disease model for the UK, Sam Lovick Consulting with colleagues, Van Hung Nguyen and Allen Bollands, show the value of early intervention in an influenza pandemic using a partially-matched vaccine. The simulation assumed that the partially-matched vaccines is less effective at reducing transmission than a matched vaccine that […]