Hospitals in regional Victoria can now begin ramping up their elective surgeries again, with metropolitan Melbourne soon to follow. But six months of partial shutdown has left a significant backlog.
The Andrews government has announced regional Victoria will move to step 3 of the roadmap towards COVID normal from tomorrow night.
More testing will actually help us move forward faster. There are a few things we should do in Victoria to ensure the number of people getting tested for COVID-19 remains high.
Three principles are missing from Victoria's approach: a recognition of global best practices, a breadth of expertise and an ability to look at the long-term consequences of its decisions.
The modelling assumes infections are fairly evenly distributed. They are not. It ought to be possible to reopen low-infection postcodes first.
Relaxing restrictions too soon would only cost more jobs in the long run.
Overall, Victoria’s roadmap is good. It identifies the right goal, provides explicit criteria for when restrictions might be lifted, and involves mostly appropriate restrictions.
Researchers created an artificial society inside a computer to model what would happen to virus transmission under different policies. It helped inform Victoria's exit strategy.
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton on Sunday announced steps to slowly ease COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. There are four steps…
Ahead of the release of Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown, we asked four experts to explain what they see as the most important aspects of the state's path out of stage 4.
We have to balance the risk of transmission with the mental health challenges of lockdowns. A bubble system could alleviate loneliness while minimising infection risk.
While some questions remain, the federal government looks like it is on safe constitutional ground with its proposed bill.
A night manager at one of Melbourne's quarantine hotels has been designated as "patient zero" in Victoria's second wave of COVID-19. Here's what that actually means.
Many who are lonely will overlook their own emerging signs of loneliness in hope these feelings will go away once around other people.
The daily COVID-19 case numbers don't tell the full story on the outbreak's progress.
Comparing presentations to Victorian hospital emergency departments in May 2020 to those in May 2019 reveals some important differences.
It can be daunting trying to work out how to get help with your mental health.
As the crisis in Victorian aged-care homes goes on, the issue of whether to move all COVID-positive residents into hospital continues to generate debate. There are pros and cons for both sides.
Contaminated masks are an infection risk. Here's how to clean them properly.
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Even though cases haven't dropped off yet, mandatory masks have probably helped to prevent cases continuing to spiral upwards - which is a real risk with this virus.