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Complacency is the biggest enemy we will have

 

As restrictions begin to ease across our state, AMA Tasmania President Professor John Burgess warns Tasmanians that we cannot just go back to the way things were before COVID-19. “Complacency is the biggest enemy we will have,” Professor Burgess says. Professor Burgess dubbed the coronavirus outbreak a ‘global wake-up call,’ stating we will need to adapt to social distancing and increased hygiene practices for the long-term in order to keep each other safe.

12 MAY 2020

The new normal post COVID-19

 

Aaron Stevens spoke with Dr Jerome Muir-Wilson, Director of Launceston Medical Centre + AMA spokesperson to discuss testing, the new normal post COVID-19, stress & mental health, vaccines, aged care and measured lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

LISTEN HERE

8 MAY 2020

Dr Jenny Misson, GP and AMA Spokesperson

 

The AMA is committed to providing expert advice and opinions on this ever-evolving health crisis.

Jimmy & Nath spoke to GP and AMA spokesperson Dr Jennifer Misson this morning to get an update on the current COVID-19 situation in Tasmania and to discuss Tasmanians continuing to manage their own health during this stressful time.

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4 MAY 2020

Doctors and nurses in Burnie feeling unsafe as report fails to explain details of hospital outbreak

 

A report by Tasmania's Public Health department has found the Ruby Princess is the likely source of an outbreak of coronavirus at hospitals in Burnie.

But doctors and nurses are worried about returning to work because the details of what went wrong as the virus was spread around the hospital have not been revealed.

The Government says that is because it's an epidemiological report and an independent inquiry will be held in the future.

30 APR 2020

COVIDSafe app explained

 

The Australian Government yesterday released the COVIDSafe app, which aims to speed up the process of finding people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  However, some Australians have voiced safety and privacy concerns surrounding the application. Listen as Professor John Burgess, President of AMA Tasmania, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss the importance of the app, as well as provide an overall update on coronavirus in Tasmania.

LISTEN HERE

27 APR 2020