One of the main goals of public health around the world has been to prevent the number of severe cases from overwhelming the hospitals and the health system. We know that severe cases of Covid require intensive care and respirators, but as a novel virus with no vaccine or treatments, clinicians are learning on the job how best to treat it.
We are joined by three experienced ICU clinicians who are part of the COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium Study — the first study of its kind in the world.
Professor John Fraser, Director of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital and University of Queensland in Brisbane, Professor Carol Hodgson, Deputy Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre in DEPM and a specialist ICU physiotherapist at Alfred Health in Melbourne, and Dr. Dan Meyer, a cardiothoracic surgeon in Dallas, Texas.
The Australia Institute // @theAUSInstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, deputy director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guests: Prof John Fraser // Director of @CCRG_Research
Prof Carol Hodgson // @chodgsonANZICRC
Dr Dan M. Meyer
Producer: Jennifer Macey, with help from Holly Forrest, Lucy Luo and Grace Crivallero
Theme music: Pulse and Thrum