Doctors' fury over 'bizarre' comments from top infection control expert

Professor Lyn Gilbert, chair of the the govt's IECG, appears to rule out airborne COVID-19 guidance because N95 masks are “very uncomfortable” for non-medicos

Professor Lyn Gilbert, the Commonwealth’s top infection control expert, has angered doctors after appearing to rule out providing any guidance to help prevent COVID-19 aerosol spread in hotel quarantine.

Professor Lyn Gilbert.

She suggests the required personal protective equipment (PPE) would be too uncomfortable for staff to wear.

Professor Gilbert, chair of the government’s Infection