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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “The tragic and ‘preventable’ COVID deaths in aged care homes | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    What lessons have been learnt from last year’s deadly COVID outbreak in aged care homes? That’s what Kathy Bourinaris wants to know. Her 77-year-old mother was at Melbourne’s St Basil’s nursing home for less than two weeks when she died from coronavirus early last year.

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