Monthly media digest: May 2020

A digest of college news coverage from May 2020.

Safety and Quality chair Professor Dave Story interviewed about fake N95 masks

Professor Story was interviewed for a Sydney Morning Herald  article on 26 May that examined counterfeit masks in Australia. Professor Story said he was concerned about fake N95 masks "putting lives at risk." The article was also syndicated to The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today and reached an audience of 750,000 people.

Doctors without orders: How the new ANZCA president is handling surgery during COVID-19

ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis was featured in the popular online New Zealand news site – The Spinoff on 22 May. The article looks at the challenges  she faced taking charge of one of Australasia’s largest medical colleges in the middle of a pandemic.

Safety and Quality Chair Professor Dave Story interviewed about fake N95 masks

Professo Story was interviewed for a Sydney Morning Herald  article on 26 May that examined counterfeit masks in Australia. Professor Story said he was concerned about fake N95 masks "putting lives at risk." The article was also syndicated to The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today and reached an audience of 750,000 people.

Behind the Mask: On the COVID-19 frontline

FANZCA and FFPMANZCA Dr Jennifer Stevens was interviewed for a feature article for Marie Claire magazine on 11 May on how healthcare workers and specialists are dealing with the coronavirus in their hospitals.

Vanessa Beavis: How NZ hospitals prepared for COVID-19

ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis was interviewed live on  Radio NZ's Saturdays with Kim Hill on 9 May exploring the build-up to the COVID-19 response. In the extensive interview, Dr Beavis talked about the enormous work that went into preparing hospitals for the possible "tsumani" of COVID patients and the move now to working on the backlog of elective surgery. 

Chronic pain report released 

FPM Dean Associate Professor Mick Vagg was interviewed by Australian Associated Press about the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on chronic pain.The story was syndicated to 100 online media outlets on 7 May. Associate Professor Vagg also featured in The Conversation with an opinion piece that tied in with the release of the report.


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Last updated 09:08 30.06.2020