It’s 2021 and, in NSW, there is a COVID-19 outbreak.
There’s a limited supply of vaccine, and case numbers have climbed to 100 a day.
That is the hypothetical scenario at the centre of a newly published paper from the Kirby Institute.
Given what’s unfolding in NSW right now, this paper couldn’t be more relevant.
So, how does the research suggest we respond? And, in this hypothetical scenario, are we able to contain the outbreak before it spreads out of control?
Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of the Biosecurity Research Program at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Medicine and author of a new paper published in the journal Vaccine on a hypothetical COVID outbreak in NSW