“It’s impossible to envisage the elimination of this disease one country at a time”

Australian respiratory scientist Guy Marks discusses need for global elimination strategy to end COVID pandemic

In this video interview, Australian respiratory physician and environmental epidemiologist Professor Guy Marks speaks with the World Socialist Web Site about a recent statement issued by himself and two other leading Australian epidemiologists—Brendan Crabb and Raina MacIntyre. Entitled “Backed by Science: Here’s How We Can Eliminate COVID-19” their appeal was published on January 23 in Health Policy Watch and reported on the WSWS.

Marks is president of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, current head of the Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and professor of respiratory medicine at University of New South Wales. In 2016, he began working with the World Health Organisation to develop a global strategy to combat chronic lung disease. In 2020, he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in recognition of his outstanding contributions to health and medical research.

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