Delta strain may require 90% vaccination rates

Professor Catherine Bennett of Deakin University has suggested that state governments may be able to control localised COVID-19 outbreaks without imposing lockdowns when at least 30% of Australians have been fully vaccinated.

However, Raina MacIntyre from the Sydney-based Kirby Institute says its research shows that this level of full vaccination would not be sufficient. She notes that research in the UK suggests that a vaccination rate of at least 90% may be necessary to control the Delta variant.

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