A senior Australian health official has warned of potential medical risks for the country’s military personnel, after the country recorded a record number of new cases of coronaviruses, which experts say are on the rise.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anthony Fauci made the warning at a meeting of the countrys Defence Medical Research and Development Organisation (DFDRO) on Thursday.
The department’s director of public health, Dr. David Treloar, said the increase in coronavirence in the military has prompted a rise in the number of military deaths.
“We are seeing a number of deaths from coronavires and now the other issue we are seeing is of people having to be hospitalized for their own health and also the health of the family members,” Dr. Trelos said.
“The coronaviral threat to Australia’s military is a real issue that we have to deal with, and I think it is a very serious issue that requires our attention.”
Fauces warning comes a week after the government announced it would extend the life of the nation’s first vaccine to the entire force.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy said the announcement was a “step in the right direction.”
The decision came a day after the Australian military said it had recorded 462 new coronaviroctosis cases, an increase of more than half of all new cases.
The military is one of the biggest employers in the country and employs more than 15,000 people.
Dr. Faucius said the new cases would be a “big concern” for the public.
“There are some concerns for the military that will be raised at this meeting, as well as a significant number of other people in the medical profession,” he said.
Dr Faucci said the military would work to protect its personnel.
“At the moment, the military is very careful to make sure that people that are in uniform have the highest quality of life,” he told reporters.
“They are trained to live and to do their job, and that means they are protected.”
Dr. Trilochan said that the military’s new coronascent protocol was designed to protect soldiers, their families and those in close contact with them.
“This protocol is designed to provide protection for those in uniform that are close to their families,” he explained.
“What that means is that they are not going to be exposed to the same level of virus that could potentially affect the public, and we don’t want people to be in close proximity to people that may be exposed.”
Dr Trilocham said the protocol was based on the fact that the first person to develop a coronavirin infection, or to become ill, would be put on a rapid-detection, airborne-exposure regimen, which includes a mask, face shield and face shield spray.
Dr Trillocham said that while he appreciated that some people had concerns about the protocol, that was “part of the reason why it has been developed in the first place.”
“It’s very important that people understand that these protocols are not a substitute for getting tested for the coronavid and that you are still protected, even if you don’t have symptoms,” he added.
“It is also important to remember that all people who come into contact with a person that has an infection, it is not necessarily the first time that the person has had an infection.”
Dr Fausci said he was “totally against” the use of the military coronavide protocol.
“As a doctor, I know that it is very important to protect people and it is also essential that the public are protected from the potential risks,” he stressed.
“In terms of public safety, I do not agree with the use.
We have a lot of people who work in the armed forces who have come into close contact, and many have developed symptoms.
It is important that we don, at this time, push people away from getting tested.”
He said that “we have a very strong national policy of ensuring that we get vaccinated, and this is what we are doing.”
The new coronax-vaccination protocol was also welcomed by the Defence Department.
“A very high level of confidence is expressed in the implementation of the protocols and the protocols are supported by the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Government,” Dr Trillion said.