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Dr Clay Golledge: Your COVID-19 questions answered

Infectious Disease Specialist at Hollywood Private Hospital Dr Clay Golledge says the hospital was “blindsided” by the State Government’s decision to potentially use Hollywood to care for COVID-19 positive cruise ship passengers.

Dr Golledge also answers your questions surrounding COVID-19 in WA.

Questions answered include:

  • What are the alternatives to face masks?
  • Should the elderly have been entirely quarantined?
  • I have an appointment at Hollywood Hospital tomorrow, should I go?
  • Why is COVID-19 worse than the flu? Why is there so much pandemonium?
  • Should FIFO workers be taken extra precautions?
  • Should we stop touching our face?
  • Should the elderly let other family members come to dinner?
  • How long does a face mask last?

Update from Hollywood hospital: No cruise ship passengers will be transferred to Hollywood Hospital today. The results won’t be in until later this evening and it is agreed a transfer at night is not ideal.  However the hospital may take some stable transfers from public hospitals.

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