'We've kept the virus out for two years,' says state's new CHO

Leading infectious diseases expert Dr John Gerrard has been named Queensland's top doctor

An infectious diseases specialist, who played a leading role in the medical response on board the Diamond Princess in Japan in 2020, has been named Queensland's new chief health officer (CHO). 

Dr John Gerrard. Photo: Twitter

Dr John Gerrard is currently Gold Coast University Hospital's infectious diseases director.

He predicted that COVID-19 outbreaks would come