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A pandemic expert says officials have to find a ‘sweet spot’ in easing some restrictions in NSW as promised today.

Chair of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Jane Halton said officials have to be “so careful”, but she understands why Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants to reward the people who have been vaccinated.

“Everyone in NSW is really struggling. We know that. And I absolutely understand why the Premier is saying “I want to give you a little reward for actually hitting that 60 per cent target that she set,” she told Today.

“That said, we don’t want this disease to be spreading any further.

“I am just very hopeful using the advice from the chief psychiatrist in NSW they will find a little thing that will give people a little bit of reward but no risk.”

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