Let’s get it together on protection for all

Migrants represent much of Australia’s present and future vitality yet right now bear a disproportionate burden of the COVID pandemic. It’s a disturbing reality that many migrants are not on an equal footing with other Australians when it comes to responding to coronavirus.

For reasons such as language barriers and socio-ecoomic circumstances, Australia’s migrant people are at greater risk of contracting COVID. Many work in exposed jobs and/or fail to hear how they can avoid infection and get the right medical advice.

Their plight highlights the crucial role both equity of access to health care and health literacy play ...

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Consumers Health Forum