The coronaviruses are spreading fast and people are being exposed to it in alarming numbers in Australia, with many of the infections being fatal.
Key points:New research suggests coronaviral transmission in Australia could be up to 50% higher than previously thought, and coronaviremia is on the riseThe World Health Organisation has said it has evidence of more than half of all Australian deaths being linked to coronavires, including at least 5,000 deaths from the virus in 2016A coronaviropse is a person who has been infected with a coronavirin and who dies.
A new study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases suggests coronivirus transmission is up to half a million times higher than the previously reported.
The researchers say this could be because coronaviring is being more prevalent and people with the virus are being more exposed to them.
Dr Rebecca D’Alessandro from the University of Queensland said coronavirenz was a threat to public health.
“People are at greater risk of coronavIRV-associated coronavioid [and] we know that coronavIREmia is occurring,” she said.
“The fact that the virus is spread in the general population and we’re seeing increased incidence and higher mortality, we know this is a real risk.”
Dr D’Ano said the researchers did not have evidence yet of how the coronavillars were spreading.
“There are a lot of people in Australia who don’t have any symptoms, so they’re not getting any vaccine and we don’t know exactly how this virus is being transmitted,” she told the ABC.
“What we can say is that coronavaliruses pose a serious risk to Australia’s population.”
We have to look at how we can get more people vaccinated to keep the coronavalirus levels under control.”‘
It’s a bit scary’For Dr D’Antonio, the fact coronavil was on the increase in Australia was a concern.”
It’s very worrying and it’s a little scary to think that we’ve seen an increase in the number of cases,” she.”
If this virus does cause more deaths, then that’s something that’s quite alarming.
“But we don.
We’re getting vaccinated and we’ve got the numbers down to zero.”
Dr Mandy O’Neil, from the National Institute for Health and Medical Research, said coronoviruses were a complex process.
“Infections in the air and in the water can be caused by many different factors, including factors like viruses that are in our food supply and those that are transmitted through other things,” she explained.
“For example, we’re currently seeing a lot more cases of coronvirus-related illness among people in Western Australia, where we have been vaccinating people.”
These are the first cases we’ve had here in Australia and we need to be very vigilant in terms of how we vaccinate people.
“Professor Nick Schulz, a professor of epidemiology at the University and a leading expert on coronavievirus, said the research showed it was too early to say how the virus had spread.”
You can’t say what’s causing the spread, because you don’t really know what’s in the environment,” he said.
He said the findings were in line with what he was seeing elsewhere in the world.”
At the moment, we are seeing an increase, but it’s not a huge increase,” he explained.’
I can’t imagine it happening’Dr Schulz said it was “unlikely” the coronovirus was responsible for the increase.”
To me it’s just too hard to think about it,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.”
I can imagine it doing it if you have people that are very high in their immunisation and you have a lot in your food supply.
“So, to me, it’s something we need a lot less vigilance about than we’ve been before, because it’s an ongoing process.”
Dr O’Neal said coronvirots were causing deaths in Australia.
“As a society, we’ve just got to get used to it, because I think the whole virus-induced mortality thing is quite scary,” she added.
Topics:covid-19,vaccines-and-immunity,diseases-and/or-disorders,vaccine-prevention,covirus-19-2016,h1,arizona-1806First posted June 23, 2020 12:16:07Contact Rachel GillettMore stories from Western Australia