We wish to thank the AMA, RACGP, RACP, ACEM, RANZCP, RANZCOG, ACRRM, CICM, and AMSA for signing the #HealthyRecovery joint letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The letter from Australia's peak medical groups, representing most of the nation's doctors, which DEA coordinated draws attention to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change as two global health emergencies that the nation must respond to. It strongly urges the federal government to take a health-centred approach to the COVID-19 recovery by transitioning away from coal and gas to renewables, electric vehicles, and public transport. The letter attracted a large number of media hits which we list.
ABC Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Drive Sheridan Stewart (Dr Lai Heng Foong for ACEM. Also broadcast on ABC North West Qld (Mt Isa), ABC Wide Bay (Bundaberg)
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