Patients need protection from ‘fearful doctors’: Dr Nick Coatsworth

The former deputy chief medical officer reignited a debate about public hospital mask mandates.
Dr Nick Coatsworth.

Former deputy chief medical officer Dr Nick Coatsworth has claimed that patients need to be protected from “fearful doctors”.

The infectious diseases and respiratory physician took to Twitter to slam ongoing mask mandates in public hospitals, then doubled down after attracting nearly 1000 responses.