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Crush the curve — and accept life will change after this

 

Talking Point: Crush the curve — and accept life will change after this

JOHN BURGESS: Don’t buy in to nightmare scenarios — if we fight hard we can return to a functioning but different life

Like everyone on the planet, I take it personally, very personally.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the human disease COVID-19, strikes at the glue that binds our global community, our nation, our economy, our social and family lives. It attacks that most fundamental part of our humanity, our need to be social, to be in contact with others.

30 MAR 2020

Medi-hotel quarantine isolation is needed to support all Tasmanians


"Tasmanians have the capacity to not just flatten the COVID-19 epidemic curve; we can crush it" Professor Burgess, President of AMA Tasmania said today.

Tasmania needs access to medi-Hotel quarantine isolation to support all patients who are infectious with COVID-19 but do not otherwise require hospitalisation. It needs to be announced today and implemented.

24 MAR 2020

Dr Nicky Beamish, Psychiatrist and AMA Spokesperson

The AMA is committed to providing expert advice and opinions on this ever-evolving health crisis. Many Tasmanians are so concerned about the coronavirus outbreak, that it’s having a detrimental impact on their mental health. Listen as Dr Nicky Beamish, Psychiatrist and AMA Spokesperson, joins Aaron to discuss what you can be doing to take care of your mental health in these strange, unprecedented times. If you're struggling with your mental health and need someone to talk to, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

18 MAR 2020