In conversation with epidemiologist Associate Professor David Muscatello, our Head of Knowledge Dr Peter Hobbins asks the question on everyone's lips – can quarantine really save us from pandemics?

From smallpox to ‘Spanish’ flu, and SARS to COVID-19, Australia has relied on maritime and shore-based quarantine to spare us from infection. But how often has it worked, and what can we do when it goes wrong?

If you missed the talk, you can watch it here: