As the coronavirus pandemic bites more deeply, people across the globe are hurting and grieving – the people of South Sydney among them. Over the last month, we have watched and listened with pride and gratitude as people in our area have reached out, acted generously and banded together online and (safely) through other means.
The advice is clear: we must maintain a physical distance in order to slow the spread of Covid-19. If we do not follow this advice, the disease will spread too quickly and consequentially overwhelm our hospitals. Our health system will be under immense stress and people may die unnecessarily.
COVID-19 is a major cause of concern for all cancer patients and social isolation can make an already difficult time even worse. Director of the Cancer Council NSW, Annie Miller, assures patients and their carers that support is available.