Little over a month ago I could travel the world but this easter weekend I can be fined for visiting my family, courtesy of the 2015 Biosecurity Act. On 18 March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, the Governor-General declared that a human biosecurity emergency exists. The declaration gives the Minister for Health expansive powers to issue directions and set requirements in order to combat the outbreak. This is […]
Governments all over the world are scrambling to get their hands on ventilators. And that includes the government of Victoria which has 1000 ventilators, and has now ordered 2000 more to treat an expected surge in coronavirus patients. But are ventilators really the magic bullet in the case of this coronavirus? Or, are they in some cases, doing far more harm than good.