Box Hill Hospital urologist Geoff Wells says Melbourne’s prolonged hard lockdown is causing depression and elevated anxiety, especially among adolescents. Citing unjust discrimination against young people, he says schools should open and people should be allowed to play sport and exercise outdoors. Geoff is critical of the Victorian government’s disproportionate approach to the pandemic; the virus does discriminate between young and the elderly with pre-existing illness. He calls for more open dialogue between the government, medical experts and the community and reckons Premier Daniel Andrews “is not prepared to learn from us (doctors), which is extremely worrying and extremely disappointing”.
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