This means Australia’s first-wave case numbers underestimate not only the true number of infections but, more specifically, locally spread infections.
“The first wave was bigger than we will ever know,” Professor Bennett says.
“But lockdown did its job and ultimately stopped that [variant] completely.”
The second wave, however, would prove a far tougher beast.
Author(s): Inga Ting, Nathanael Scott, Alex Palmer and Katia Shatoba
Publication Date: 24 January 2021
Publication Site: Australian Broadcast Commission News