In the Australia that existed before Covid-19, doctors could be trusted to regard their relationship with patients as strictly private and confidential. It was considered a cornerstone of professional integrity.
That Australia is no longer in evidence. When it comes to the so-called vaccines, privacy is no longer thought worth protecting in the work force, when attending cafes or restaurants, or when attending a doctor’s surgery. Many general practitioners will not even treat patients in person unless they have been inoculated. Some hospitals force unjabbed relatives to stay outside.