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Desmond Bellamy, Byron Bay

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians surveyed their members at the start of this month and found that one in five respondents in public hospitals are experiencing inadequate access to surgical masks, and were forced to source their own PPE.

Three per cent said they had no access at all.

Meanwhile, slaughterhouse workers, at least in Victoria, are being kitted out in full PPE — gowns, masks and shields — so that they can continue to slaughter terrified animals, to feed this country’s unhealthy addiction to meat; something none of us need, and all would benefit from removing from our diets.

If the authorities cannot get their priorities right, then we must. Stop buying meat and the slaughterhouses will close. This will immediately help our dedicated health workers get the protective equipment they need, and in the longer term reduce the incidence of many human ailments, including heart disease, strokes and diabetes, alleviating pressure from our overburdened healthcare system.


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