Inside the ICU wards filled with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

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Intensive care wards in Melbourne and Sydney are caring for more than 130 critically ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds, with fears that figure is set to rise.

Health workers aren’t just fighting a war against the coronavirus; they are also battling a never-ending scourge of misinformation about the disease.

The vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, and some remain convinced that COVID-19 isn’t real – even as they succumb to it.

Today on Please Explain, health reporter Melissa Cunningham joins Bianca Hall to shed light on the intensive care wards caring for some of the country’s most critically ill COVID-19 patients.

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