How coronavirus killed compassion: A leading GP's story

Almost a year ago, as we emerged from a period of extended lockdown, I was informed one night by my father’s aged care facility that he had become breathless and had been sent by ambulance to the local hospital.

Hug curtain: A Brazilian COVID-19 patient receives her first embrace in five months. Photo by Mads Nissen

My family hadn’t seen my father for the previous five weeks as all