This piece is a catch up with a popular contributor on TopMedTalk, Ross Kerridge, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia, (often cited as ‘the father of Modern Perioperative Medicine), for an update on how Australia appears to have managed to broadly keep a lid on this crisis. Social distancing, quick action and border controls appear to have worked to forestall the impending crisis.

Our guest writes regularly and is a very popular opinionator, find some of his work here: Newcastle’s ‘quiet heroes’ who helped the sick and injured in wartime:

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