GP's seriously ill patient makes vax plea

Dr Jamal Rifi says he's had a strong response to a video of his hospitalised patient urging Sydney communities to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

GP Dr Jamal Rifi and other doctors have shared moving images of patients seriously ill with COVID-19 in a bid to shift community views about vaccinations and the Sydney lockdown. 

Dr Jamal Rifi.
Dr Jamal Rifi.

Dr Rifi, whose practice is in south-west Sydney, the epicentre of the outbreak, asked his patient to share a message in Arabic about how serious the virus can become.