BioForum – The Optimise Study: The Role Science Plays in Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

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About the Event

Without an effective vaccine or preventative drug treatment for COVID-19, isolation, quarantine and physical distancing are the crucial tools we can use to reduce the impact of the virus. These interventions rely on the support and engagement of communities to ensure this response strategy is successful.

The highly innovative Australian-led Optimise Study will provide real-time epidemiological information and modelled predictions on the impact of isolation, quarantine and physical distancing measures. This information will help inform national policy and response strategies, in alignment with community needs, to restore economic activity whilst keeping new infections of COVID-19 at a low level.