Victorian doctors argue the lockdown is 'causing more harm than good' | Sky News Australia

Victorian surgeon Dr Geoffrey Wells says a growing number of doctors in the state believe the lock-down is “causing more harm than good”.

6/09/2020 5:39:00 AM

Victorian surgeon Dr Geoffrey Wells says a growing number of doctors in the state believe the lock-down is “causing more harm than good”.

Victorian surgeon Dr Geoffrey Wells says a growing number of doctors in the state believe the lock-down is “causing more harm than good”. \n\nMr Wells is one of over 500 doctors in Victoria who have signed a letter to Premier Daniel Andrews concerning the controversial State of Emergency bill which he recently pushed through parliament with crossbench support.\n\nHe said the doctors were yet to receive a reply from the Andrews government. \n\n“What we’re seeing is that the number of referrals from general practitioners to specialists has markedly decreased, it’s probably down about 70 per cent”. \n\nMr Wells also highlighted a study recently published in the Lanced which concluded there could be an increased death rate of about 4,000 people in the United Kingdom because of the delay in specialist medical support.\n\nBecause patients are coming to see specialists at a later date, the disease is more likely to have progressed making it in turn more difficult to treat. \n\nMr Wells said he supported a “two-pronged approach” which protected the elderly while acknowledging those in the general community were at far less risk of suffering a fatal outcome from contracting the virus. \n\n“If you’re under 65 years of age, then the chance of dying from the virus is markedly decreased, it’s about one in 150,000”. \n\nImage: Getty\n

06/09/2020|8minVictorian surgeon Dr Geoffrey Wells says a growing number of doctors in the state believe the lock-down is “causing more harm than good”. Mr Wells is one of over 500 doctors in Victoria who have signed a letter to Premier Daniel Andrews concerning the controversial State of Emergency bill which he recently pushed through parliament with crossbench support. He said the doctors were yet to receive a reply from the Andrews government. “What we’re seeing is that the number of referrals from general practitioners to specialists has markedly decreased, it’s probably down about 70 per cent”. Mr Wells also highlighted a study recently published in the Lanced which concluded there could be an increased death rate of about 4,000 people in the United Kingdom because of the delay in specialist medical support. Because patients are coming to see specialists at a later date, the disease is more likely to have progressed making it in turn more difficult to treat. Mr Wells said he supported a “two-pronged approach” which protected the elderly while acknowledging those in the general community were at far less risk of suffering a fatal outcome from contracting the virus. “If you’re under 65 years of age, then the chance of dying from the virus is markedly decreased, it’s about one in 150,000”. Image: Getty

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They're all not making as much money as they used to, leaches How many specifically? How shall I put this... FO OFF MURDOCH! FO SCOTTYFROMMARKETING! Your gutter is missing you. auspol Doctors are pretty slow on the uptake, but at least they might be starting to wake up. FatherBob 'growing number's care to elaborate,is it 1 to 2? Skynews:where facts are never required.

You dont have to be a doctor to work that out. You just need to observe and use a little common sense. Funny it’s only the private surgeons saying this Duh!😡

Doctors link rare disease contracted by Victorian boy to COVID-19 | Sky News AustraliaA nine-year-old Victorian boy is in hospital with a rare illness which doctors believe could be linked to the coronavirus. \n\nHe has been diagnosed with a severe immune response syndrome similar to Kawasaki disease which has caused blood vessels in the body to swell abnormally. \n\nIt's the first case of the rare disease reported in Australia. \n\nAlmost 100 children contracted the illness in the United States during April and May. \n\nImage: Getty Will pray for a complete recovery for him but disgusting they use a CHILD to spread their propaganda. TOO Convenient timing and location. BS. Here both cases they 'linked' to Covid included a child drowning and a pre existing heart conditions. Not Pharma's first rodeo. Children have been hospitalised every year with Kawasaki Syndrome and have never been in the news before. Why now? Because only Covid-illness matters? The heartlessness of this is striking. Let’s not care about anyone or anything that is not Covid-related

500 out of 40000 doctors? Cool story bro. Tell Dr. Geoffrey Wells to spend some days in a Brazilian hospital and he'll surely change his mind! How many? Name them! 13. 13 doctors. Outliers. And I bet they believe in fable Jesus too FatherBob Doubtful im told Geoff is now off doing artificial insemination on his client's milking cows..Jeffs

FatherBob A growing number of people in the state believe Sky News is “causing more harm than good”. Ya think? Duh 🙄

'This is the last gasp of the virus': Another 76 coronavirus cases, 11 deaths recorded in Victoria'This is the last gasp of the virus': Victorian Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton says the new COVID-19 case numbers show 'an ongoing slow and steady decline', describing it as 'some light at the end of a very long tunnel'. 'Last gasp'? Humping the Curve, is where faced with an unexpected fall in things like emissions, you draw a line from A to C and claim an general upward trend. The last gasp of the Vic Govn. vicpol auspol Bring in the Vaccine

A check of Dr Well's qualifications at does not mention anything related to pandemics. Can you not find appropriate experts to comment? It‘s true FatherBob I assume they mean we are under attack, in a war, have no running water, electricity, entertainment and food 6,358,800 Victorians didn't protest on Saturday. I suggest you and Dr Wells have lost the room.

Growing, but still a very very small minority. A urological surgeon is now an expert on pandemic management? I know who to avoid now if I have prostate concerns ... Oh, can you please publish the survey the good doctor undertook to come to this conclusion. There was one wasn't there? FatherBob Is “a growing number” 3, 4 or .1%? Kind of a meaningless statement from a urologist otherwise.

PacificPonies A dozen doctors qualifies you to hold a egular book club. None of you are virologists or epidemiologists Most Victorians know this already. FatherBob And that doctor too.

Anti-lockdown protesters defy Premier and Police in Victoria | Sky News AustraliaProtesters have gathered in Melbourne's CBD to demonstrate the state's stage four lockdowns despite warnings of arrests and fines from authorities.\n\nTwo people were arrested this week for posts on social media allegedly 'inciting' state residents to disobey government restrictions to attend protests.\n\nPolice were out in force, arresting one man, as anti-lockdown protesters gathered out the front of Victoria's Parliament House and Shrine of Remembrance for so-called 'Freedom March'.\n\nPremier Daniel Andrews said there would be a 'significant' police presence in the city for 'selfish, dangerous and unlawful' individuals who remained resolute in their desire to attend protests.\n\nMr Andrews confirmed a further 71 coronavirus infections and 11 deaths overnight with more than 100 historical coronavirus deaths added to Victoria's death toll in the past week.\n\nThe State's Chief Health Officer said he could not rule out further COVID-19 fatalities were yet to be reported.\n\nThe Premier will release a highly anticipated roadmap to recovery tomorrow detailing the states return to eased restrictions.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia As a witness to the event, I can say it was peaceful and there was lots of social distancing involved. Not sure what the police were so worried about. Interestingly, five million Melburnians are staying strong and demonstrating personal responsibility. You guys harm your own interests !!

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria reports 63 new cases, five deaths with Daniel Andrews poised to reveal recovery roadmap; Australian death toll stands at 748Victorians will be anxiously waiting to hear from Premier Daniel Andrews as he reveals his post lockdown recovery plan. Allegedly. Police state.

Victorians 'need certainty' if they're to stick to lockdown extensionContinued uncertainty about when stage four restrictions might be eased was contributing to increasing anger among isolated people, some experts suggest. All week all Victorians have known to wait until Sunday to hear the announcements.. just wait & hear. Problem with society is that they want instant.. Well they cant. It is that simple. And the Lord God said, 'It is not good that man should be alone...' Genesis 2:18 So called experts also put the lock down in place. Heed God's Word and follow His Will. God's above experts. Please stop

Police make arrests in Melbourne and Sydney as hundreds protest coronavirus lockdowns across AustraliaAt least 15 people have been arrested in Melbourne and another three in Sydney as hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters gathered across the country. 😂BOOM! Surprise surprise- Sorry, no medal for dumb Told not to protest. They did. Told not to do it at the Shrine of Remembrance by RSL. They did. What a pack of arseholes. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.