National Advice on masks failing healthcare workers

A group of Doctors and other frontline health professionals have resorted to writing an open letter to federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. They are “dismayed” that advice from the Infection Control Expert Group has not kept current, has not evolved and updated as more is learnt about COVID-19 and how to handle the pandemic risks.

They are asking for reform to the national advisory panel on infectious disease, arguing its advice on masks in hospitals is outdated.

Full story from Mike Foley, climate and energy correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.