2022 was a tough year for many reasons, and COVID-19 was still a big part of that.
Last year – three years into the pandemic – COVID-19 was responsible for around 12,000 deaths.
Now, with restrictions eased, the government appears to be relying on immunity from vaccines and prior infections to see cases fall eventually.
But is this really what’s going to happen? Could we lower the death rate by doing more?
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Dr Sophie Calabretto is a mathematician specialising in fluid mechanics. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University and Honorary Associate Professor, at the ACE Research Group, University of Leicester.
Ellen Phiddian is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a BSc (Honours) in chemistry and science communication, and an MSc in science communication, both from the Australian National University.
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