In-depth interview with Mr. Geoff Wells, medical specialist and outspoken critic of prolonged lockdowns in Melbourne, which now exceed 200 days. He says we must learn to live with covid and end the city’s sixth punitive and futile lockdown. He reckons the Victorian government lacks openness and transparency and is acting in a dictatorial, ineffective and cruel way causing incalculable damage to the lives of Melburnians. Geoff is particularly concerned about the harm to young people aged 14 to 17 years old and points to a dramatic 185% increase in calls to the Kids Helpline counselling service.
Great Barrington Declaration
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Dr Ruth Vine’s opinion piece on mental health impacts of COVID-19
Australian Government COVID-19 deaths by age group and sex