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I’m a doctor on Melbourne’s coronavirus front line. Suppression has failed — we need an elimination strategy now – ABC News

As an infectious diseases doctor in Victoria’s fight against the virus, my view is that the rate of health care worker infection is unsustainable. Our voices should also be heard in this debate, writes Aaron Bloch.

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There has been considerable media debate around suppression vs elimination with commentary from epidemiologists and business leaders.
However, we have not heard enough about the impact pursuing a suppression strategy has on nurses and doctors on the front line.
As a frontline doctor in Victoria’s fight against the virus, my view is that the rate of health care worker infection is unsustainable.
In fact, I am writing this from hotel quarantine after exposure to a presymptomatic colleague who c…

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