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Scepticism on 5km rule as Sutton says Melbourne could miss targets – The Age

Public health experts are divided on the merits of the rule, with some saying they were ‘very sceptical’ about its health benefits and that there was no evidenc…



The figures bring the state’s rolling 14-day average to 11.9 cases a day. The target for the next step in the relaxation of restrictions is a 14-day average of fewer than five, although Professor Sutton has said the nature of cases will also be considered.
When asked if Melbourne would meet the October 19 target to ease restrictions, Professor Sutton said: “My gut feeling is it will be a line ball. It’s not certain one way or the other.”
James Wood, an applied mathematician at the University o…

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