PPE unmasked: why healthcare workers in Australia are inadequately protected against coronavirus

Alicia Dennis, Jane Whitelaw

Associate Professor MBBS, PhD, MPH, PGDipEcho, FANZCA, University of Melbourne;
Certified Occupational Hygienist, University of Wollongong.

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In Victoria, more than 1,100 health-care workers have now been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Some 11% of active cases are workers in the health-care sector. Health-care workers are reported to be among those fighting for life in Victorian intensive care units. While we don’t know what proportion of the Victorian health-care workers currently infected with ...

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