As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads in Australia, global experts look at its movement in a largely unvaccinated population

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads in Australia, global experts look at its movement in a largely unvaccinated population

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads in Australia, global experts look at its movement in a largely unvaccinated population Australia is being used as a "test case" by researchers across the world watching the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, with the country's low vaccination rates and comparatively low case numbers allowing "clean data" for analysis. Key points: - Australia's low case numbers and well-resourced contact tracing teams are enabling the global scientific community to hone in on Delta - Experts are also looking at how Delta moves in Australia's largely unvaccinated population - Some experts say the Delta strain's high viral load heightens concerns around the risk of outdoor transmission With the Delta strain now well and truly dominant, international experts are monitoring the Australian experience to assess its spread and movement, particularly around the risk of outdoor transmission of the virus. One of the world's leading epidemiologists and health economists, Eric Feigl-Ding, this week put Australia’s COVID woes on the international stage, highlighting cases of suspected outdoor transmission at the MCG and some early cases in the Bondi …
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