“Going into work last Monday, we were greeted by the ward clerk waiting with a pile of death certificates from the weekend. A pile.“
When the government announced a relaxation in the restrictions for Christmas, DAUK’s Richard Gilpin shared his views about the announcement. He was concerned having seen so much tansmission of the virus between family members.
“For our local population, the level of harm done by this virus has been immeasurable. It has not been uncommon to be treating numerous members of the same family, coming in one after another or sometimes as a unit.
One elderly couple shared a hospital room in their last days of life, holding hands between the bed rails before one and then the other died. Spread of Covid-19 among family members is common, and deadly.”
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