Dr David Lim and Bill Bowtell AO discuss how public health suffers when politicians start politicising.
- Our current vaccine rollout is a mess, mostly because federal politicians are politicising the pandemic
- Decisions are being made without the important contribution of frontline health professionals
- There is little transparency in decision making which profoundly erodes trust
- When politicians start politicising, public health suffers immediately … doctors at the coalface need to unify and call out this problem
Host: Dr David Lim, GP
Guest: Bill Bowtell AO, Adjunct Professor, Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity, UNSW; Executive director, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Total time: 37 mins