healthcare workers

Young female EMS key worker doctor in front of healthcare ICU facility, wearing protective PPE face mask equipment, holding medical lab patient health check form

A new study estimates how Australian health workers’ risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection differs from that of the broader community.

Healthcare workers

Current advice for COVID-19 health workers is based on the assumption that droplets bearing the virus travel no further than 2 metres and do not remain in the air. The body of published evidence suggests otherwise.

Between long shifts and not being able to move the car every two hours (if parked in timed zones), many health practitioners have received fines or warnings for parking on a vacant plot of land.

A UNSW entrepreneur is appealing to the goodness of the community by making free parking available to healthcare practitioners.

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The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study.