Doctors angered over ‘disparaging’ remarks from top infection advisor

The AMA accuses the Infection Control Expert Group, chaired by Professor Lyn Gilbert, of having a 'tone deaf' attitude on legitimate PPE concerns
Professor Lyn Gilbert
Professor Lyn Gilbert.

The AMA is demanding the government’s top infection control advisor retract comments that appear to blame the high rates of COVID-19 healthcare infection on doctors.

Last week, the Infection Control Expert Group’s (ICEG) chair Professor Lyn Gilbert said the high number of healthcare worker infections didn’t necessarily represent PPE failure, while suggesting some had ignored social distancing and ditched protective equipment.