I truly sad news 4 newborn babies have died as a consequence of the COVID-19 Lockdown. All these babies had a condition that required a heart surgery that they could not get as a consequence of the lockdown. More From News 9:
Charlotte is one of about 100 children sent interstate each year for urgent medical care because Adelaide is the only mainland Australian capital that doesn’t provide paediatric cardiac surgery.
The problem has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic because medical transfers to Melbourne are off the table and patients must be sent to Sydney instead.
Obsetrician Professor John Svigos said four babies who had died in Adelaide in the past month had been unable to be transferred and would have “almost certainly” benefited from on-site surgery.
The initial reason for the lockdown was to slow the spread of the virus and give hospitals and doctors time to respond to new cases, the lockdown has now spiraled to a constant and continuous cancelation of everyday life. Many are questioning the legitimacy of the lockdown as its consequences become more and more clear.