A fight against COVID apathy as Illawarra death toll mounts

Kate McIlwain
Updated June 29 2022 - 10:18am, first published June 27 2022 - 1:00pm

A prominent Illawarra health researcher has pointed out that COVID-19 deaths in Australia are now topping the 2021 national road toll in the space of about three weeks, questioning why there is such indifference to the virus.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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