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Controlling COVID-19 in Australia

At the time of writing the Government has just put in place additional social distancing strategies in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Of the 2,252 confirmed cases in Australia, 8 have died from COVID-19. More than 162,000 tests have been conducted across Australia. This discussion looks at Controlling COVID-19 in Australia.

The video below was sent to me by a colleague working in Public Health – the information is presented in a factual manner and it provides a measured discussion on COVID-19. It provides the listener with a greater understanding of how China managed the virus and what the world has learned from that and how we can manage the spread.

There is a lot of concern in the health care community about management strategies and whether we are prepared enough to cope with what the future holds. Part of the anxiety is the unknown – we have no idea how this will end and as humans that is a very stressful place psychologically. What we need to do is apply the science that we currently know and work together to lock down community exposure and support healthcare workers at the frontline in caring for patients and managing the public health care implications as the pandemic unfolds.

The video will provide you with current information to add to daily updates that we are receiving from our health services to support your practice and provide education to those in the community who will be constantly asking you for advice in this difficult time.

Here is the link to the Department of Health Website>> for additional information on Controlling COVID-19 in Australia.

 

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