We are a group of senior medical doctors and health professionals who are concerned about the health impacts of the lockdowns used in response to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in Victoria and across Australia.
‘Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.
WHO Constitution, 1948.
The Victorian Government’s response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus is now doing more harm than good. It may cause more deaths, and result in far more negative health effects, than the virus itself. It risks creating Victoria’s worst ever public health crisis.
Many Australian doctors and other health professionals consider the lockdown measures to be disproportionate, not scientifically based, and the cause of widespread suffering for many Victorians.
The COVID Medical Network, in solidarity with thousands of international doctors, calls for the cessation of all disproportionate measures that contravene the International Siracusa Principles.