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20 Apr 2020

SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE: Elective surgery and IVF could resume within days with the National Cabinet expected to discuss lifting the ban when it meets tomorrow. It comes after Australia received 58 million face masks to protect health workers from COVID-19 and the flu with a further $100 million set to arrive before the end of May.

Meanwhile, flu vaccine manufacturing is being ramped up with an extra three million flu shots secured. The additional supplies mean more than 16 million people will be able to get vaccinated this season and there will be a rush.

Published: 20 Apr 2020

13 Apr 2020
Most Australians have not lived through a crisis like COVID-19 before, and mental health issues are likely to become more pervasive throughout the community, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, has told Sunrise.

Published: 13 Apr 2020

06 Apr 2020

The AMA is urging people to keep a close watch on their ongoing health care and maintenance, and to not allow the ongoing Covid-19 crisis to prevent this crucial healthcare activity.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said that fear and concern over COVID 19 should not make people ignore their everyday health.

“People need to continue seeing their doctor, in person or via telehealth, for existing conditions and for regular health maintenance,” Dr Bartone said.

Published: 06 Apr 2020

29 Mar 2020

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Doorstop, Melbourne, Sunday, 29 March 2020

Subject:  Government response to COVID-19

Published: 29 Mar 2020

18 Mar 2020
More evidence is needed to guide decision-making on COVID-19-related issues, including school closures, AMA Federal Vice President, Dr Chris Zappala, says.

Published: 18 Mar 2020

17 Mar 2020
Any school closures must be timed to ensure maximum benefit in the fight to control COVID-19, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, says.

Published: 17 Mar 2020

14 Mar 2020
AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, and AMA Federal Councillors from every State and Territory joined forces to declare the coronavirus outbreak a national public health emergency.

Published: 14 Mar 2020

08 Mar 2020
Doctors follow protocols every day to protect their patients and the general community, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone says.

Published: 08 Mar 2020

02 Mar 2020
Reports of panic buying are disproportionate to the coronavirus threat in Australia, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, says.

Published: 02 Mar 2020