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Why is Australia at odds over the Doherty report and what does it say about opening up the country?

PM repeatedly cites the institute’s modelling of 70-80% Covid vaccination rates as Australia’s path to freedom. But what do those numbers really mean?

Anyone watching the regular news updates during this Delta outbreak will have heard of the Doherty report. But Australia’s political leaders have different interpretations of the epidemiological modelling.

Given a political battle has broken out between the tiers of government in recent days, it is worth stepping through what this important work does, or does not, say. But rather than the what, let’s start with a why.

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