Tagged: wastewater testing

More Wastewater Testing Could Guide Optimal Covid-19 Control on the Path Back to Elimination - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 26, 2021

Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Matthew Parry, Dr Leah Grout, Prof Michael Baker This blog briefly considers the issue of wastewater testing as part of Covid-19 control in Aotearoa NZ. Our analysis suggests that wastewater testing is much more effective in determining if a population is very likely to be Covid-19 free, when compared to typical levels of community testing. It … Read More

Auckland is likely to remain in strict lockdown for several more weeks to stamp out NZ’s Delta outbreak - COVID-19

Guest Author Aug 26, 2021

Rachelle Binny, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research; Michael Plank, University of Canterbury; Shaun Hendy, University of Auckland, and Siouxsie Wiles, University of Auckland As New Zealanders wait to hear if a nationwide level 4 lockdown continues beyond midnight on Friday, our latest modelling shows that the current Delta variant has spread much faster than last August’s outbreak, when around 90 … Read More