Michael Kidd: Last News

Deputy Chief Medical Officer interview on Channel 9 A Current Affair on 6 July 2020

TRACY GRIMSHAW: Today, Victoria saw 127 new cases of coronavirus infection, the highest since the pandemic started. Is this a second wave yet?PROFESSOR MICHAEL KIDD: What we're certainly seeing in Victoria is a secondary significant surge in infections.

Whether you use the term second wave, I am not sure the term is being bandied around very widely to describe lots of things, but certainly we are seeing a second resurgence occurring in Victoria and it is very concerning.TRACY GRIMSHAW: A second wave is what terrifies people, to be honest. We don't want to terrify people, but at the same time, people need to know what is coming to they can better prepare if they know what's coming.

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Michael Kidd: Main News

TRACY GRIMSHAW: Today, Victoria saw 127 new cases of coronavirus infection, the highest since the pandemic started. Is this a second wave yet?PROFESSOR MICHAEL KIDD: What we're certainly seeing in Victoria is a secondary significant surge in infections.
VIRGINIA TRIOLI: Professor, thanks for talking to us today. You said today that the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee doesn't provide advice on border closures, but given that decision has now been made between Victoria and New South Wales, in your medical view, is this an effective measure against the Victorian spike spreading?PROFESSOR MICHAEL KIDD: Well, certainly this decision has been made, I understand, in consultation with the premiers and also with the Prime Minister as a way of preventing further transmission from occurring.

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