What flattening the curve means, and will going hard against COVID-19 work in Australia | ABC News

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Australia faces some hard truths when deciding how to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has the country locked down, according to experts.

According to Australia’s deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly, combating the virus can be divided into main schools of thought.

These are known as “flatten the curve”, which Australia is using, and “eradication”, a harsher lockdown which New Zealand is trying.

According to University of Melbourne epidemiologist Tony Blakely, there’s something many people Down Under don’t realise about the strategy being enacted here.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-27/coronavirus-options-to-end-lockdown-explained/12090270

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