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"Scary": The Project slams new government ad about COVID

<div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Lisa Wilkinson and fellow Channel 10 stars are furious at the latest advertisement that warns about the dangers of COVID-19.</p> <p>The government-approved advertisement shows a terrified young woman struggling to breathe on a ventilator and will run on free-to-air television across the nation from Sunday night.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Here’s the Government ad which will run in Sydney tonight. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19nsw</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a><br /><br />⚠️ Some viewers may find the video confronting ⚠️ <a href=""></a></p> — Ricardo Gonçalves (@BUSINESSricardo) <a href="">July 11, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>The advertisement is aimed at showing Australians that the virus can impact everyone and not just the elderly, but comedian Nazeem Hussain had other ideas.</p> <p>"The ad is acting like it's on the population, like it's our fault that the vaccination rates are so low but actually it's a supply problem," comedian Nazeem Hussain said.</p> <p>"The government needs to take responsibility. We should make an ad for the government to go and get some more friggin' vaccines."</p> <p>Lisa Wilkinson said that the message is "confusing".</p> <p>"We've gone from the Dr Nick Coatsworth ad where he is not wearing a face mask, he doesn't do any QR code check-in, he doesn't hand sanatise before he walks into that cafe, to this scare campaign," she said.</p> <p>"I would have thought there should have been something in between the two."</p> <p>Third panellist Jan Fran said that she had "no idea" what message the government was trying to send.</p> <p>"The person in that ad looks under 40. So what they are saying is you are a young person and you could have some severe consequences from getting Covid, but you are not eligible for any of the vaccines," the comedian said.</p> <p>"So it's like what do you want me to do?"</p> <p>NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has pointed to the low vaccination rates as a reason as to why Sydney is in such a strict lockdown.</p> <p>"NSW - in fact, no state or nation or any country on the planet - can live with the Delta variant when our vaccination rates are so low," she said.</p> <p>"So please, do not think that the NSW Government thinks we can live with this when our rate of vaccination is only at 9 per cent.</p> <p>"Because if we chose to live with this while the rates of vaccinations are at 9 per cent, we will see thousands and thousands of hospitalisations and death."</p> <p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already claimed that the lockdown in Sydney is "absolutely not" due to vaccine delays and that government officials have always planned for Australia to still be in the "suppression phase" by July 2021.</p> </div>


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Family fatally unplugs COVID ventilator to plug-in air cooler

<p>A man who was suspected of having coronavirus has died after family members allegedly unplugged the ventilator he was connected to so they could plug in an air cooler. </p> <p>The 40-year-old man was admitted to the intensive care unit of Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan in India on 13th June.</p> <p>According to<em> </em><a rel="noopener" href="" target="_blank" class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtflink"><em>The Indian Express</em></a>, he was shifted into an isolation ward on 15th June after another patient in the ICU tested positive for coronavirus.</p> <p>His family members visited and brought along an air cooler with them, but were unable to find an extra socket to plug it into.</p> <p>It's alleged that they unplugged the man's ventilator which ran out of power half an hour later.</p> <p>The family members alerted medical staff who performed CPR, but the man died.</p> <p>Hospital superintendent Dr Naveen Sazena said that a three-member hospital committee would investigate the incident and report on the patient's cause of death.</p> <p>It is currently unclear why family members were able to visit a patient in the isolation ward.</p> <p>The family had brought the air cooler as the hospital's air conditioning had been turned off to limit the spread of coronavirus. </p> <p>Temperatures inside the hospital reportedly were around the 40-degree mark as a result, but the family members did not ask medical staff for permission to use the air cooling unit. </p>


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