‘How many COVID deaths are acceptable in order to return to some sort of normal living?’
Australia: from elimination to living with the virus
By Kirsten Armstrong
Until just a few months ago, most Australians thought they’d avoided the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, we closed our international borders and soon after instituted mandatory quarantine for returning Australians. A strategy of virus suppression and, in some states, elimination has been systematically pursued.
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This article was published in The European Actuary No. 27 – September 2021