Covid-19 elimination plan lacks clear targets: Otago professor

Covid-19 elimination plan lacks clear targets: Otago professor
Paul McBeth
The government needs to adopt clear targets and timelines for eliminating the spread of covid-19, epidemiologist David Skegg has told MPs in the first public hearings of a new parliamentary select committee with oversight powers on the national state of emergency.Speaking to the newly formed epidemic response committee, former Otago University vice-chancellor and emeritus professor of preventive medicine, Skegg said the current lockdown was a bold response, but not enough on its own to stamp out the spread of the virus.“If we don’t eliminate it...

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