Christmas Covid outbreaks a result of putting economy ahead of health, AMA says

Posted by on January 28, 2021 5:15 am
Categories: Global Stories

The Australian Medical Association boss tells a parliamentary inquiry the Avalon cluster came as no surprise

Governments prioritised reopening the economy over people’s health, which resulted in “significant” Covid-19 outbreaks over Christmas, Australia’s peak doctors body has said.

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) also argued at a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday that the Morrison government had failed to protect frontline health workers with new rules on protective gear.

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