‘Really crap’: Chief Health Officer slams selfish Victorians, warns we’re headed for ‘thousands’ of deaths
Victoria’s chief health officer has slammed the behaviour of Victorians on Saturday, issuing a blunt and dire warning about what lays ahead.
Thousands of Victorians again opted to selfishly ignore pleas to stay at home, heading to the beach and shopping centres to socialise.
“Some of the behaviour – when we’re asking people to stay home – has been really crap,” Dr Sutton tweeted.
He said Australia was headed to 100,000 COVID-19 cases in the next few weeks if people continued to ignore advice.
“That means thousands of deaths. Overwhelmed health services. Medical staff at unacceptable risk. Unstoppable spread. Do the right thing now and #StayAtHome. Today. Tomorrow. Until we’re through this, please,” he wrote.
Some of the behaviour today – when we’re asking people to stay home – has been really crap. It’s hard to change habits and it’s hard to see dangers that aren’t apparent yet. But with 3,000 cases of COVID in Australia this week, we’re headed to 100,000 in 2-3 weeks without change.
— Chief Health Officer, Victoria (@VictorianCHO) March 28, 2020