January 27, 2021

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Dr Doug Quarry / Time for Queenslanders to take Covid-19 seriously again

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Dr Doug Quarry / Time for Queenslanders to take Covid-19 seriously again

DR DOUG QUARRY, MBBS, MSc (Community Health)


Today a friend suggested to me that kissing was dangerous, but hugging was safe. 

REALLY?

Where did that nonsense come from?

The principles of preventing coronavirus infection are well known:

  • Stay 1.5 metres from others
  • Limit time indoors with non-family
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Consider wearing a mask
  • Get tested if you have any symptoms 

The situation in Australia is precarious. 

In Melbourne, cases have not slowed despite three weeks lockdown. We hope they have peaked…

Cases are spreading out in Sydney and putting strain on the contact tracing teams. 

The two women who avoided quarantine despite travelling from Melbourne to Sydney to Brisbane may have started a new cluster of cases in Brisbane. 

Remember that many with COVID have no symptoms, especially in the first few days of infection. This means that some tourists with COVID could enter Queensland unaware of their infection. 

It is time for all Queenslanders, even us here in Douglas Shire, to start taking COVID prevention seriously.