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‘Chaos’: Australian doctors call for renewed focus on Covid-19 as winter sets in

Labor urged to revive national pandemic strategy while medical bodies warn of ‘looming disaster’ from flu, Covid and staff burnouts

Australia’s peak medical body is calling for Anthony Albanese to revive national cabinet’s focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, warning that this winter will be “the worst it has ever been” for the country’s overburdened health network.

Facing a deadly flu season along with the ongoing spread of Covid, the Australian Medical Association says that the country’s hospital system is already struggling to cope with surging demand as a result of workforce shortages.

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