Western Australia will reopen to domestic and international travellers when the State hits a 90 per cent vaccination milestone — likely in late January or early FebruaryThe threat. Images of makeshift morgues in New York City.
The exact transition date — which will also trigger the reintroduction of some restrictions — will be announced when WA hits the 80 per cent double dose mark for everyone aged 12 and above.
The decision is based on new Health Department modelling showing that almost 200 fewer West Australians would die with COVID-19 if the border reopens at 90 per cent vaccination instead of 80 per centThe U.S., at 191 per day (the U.S. was at 169). Canada.
The modelling estimates 313 COVID patients would die in the first year after an outbreak at a vaccination rate of 80 per centarenas, compared to 117 deaths at 90 per centand experts worr. Case numbers would hit 104,000 and 43,000 respectively at the two different vaccination rates.