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Melbourne’s medical nihilism in the time of Covid

21 January 2022

4:00 AM

21 January 2022

4:00 AM

Victoria has activated state-wide Code Brown emergency measures for the first time in its history on January 18. This means that all Melbourne public hospitals and major regional facilities will prioritise Covid patients while ceasing or reducing non-urgent clinical services.

The reason? An average of more than 4,000 medical workers are unavailable across the state each day due to Covid isolation requirements.

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