The needle’s not a silver bullet

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Vaccines alone won't free us of this pandemic.

With millions of Australians under lockdown orders, state and federal governments continue touting vaccination coverage as the only way out of this pandemic.

But recent modelling from the Doherty Institute suggests that even with high vaccination coverage, ending lockdowns prematurely could be disastrous.

Even with 80% of the eligible population vaccinated, testing, social distancing and snap lockdowns will remain critical.

This episode we are joined by TMR’s covid blogger and acclaimed science writer Bianca Nogrady, to unpack why vaccines are no longer the magic bullet.

You can listen and subscribe to the show by searching for “The Tea Room Medical Republic” in your favourite podcast player.

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