A fight against COVID apathy as Illawarra death toll mounts

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated June 29 2022 - 12:18am, first published June 27 2022 - 3:00am

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

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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