Dr Matthew C Speed

5/762 Toorak Road,
Glen Iris
Victoria, 3146

On Monday (25.10.2021), Gideon Haigh so accurately described living in Melbourne and how it is just bearable. “You could get by, providing you expected nothing good to happen, everything to take twice as long as it should, and no useful purpose to be served. The losses have been too great for celebration; the mistakes have been too numerous for congratulation; the future is too uncertain for relief. It’s just another provisional permission slip, maybe for a slightly different walk.” Like Gideon, I have found the lack of empathy in so many of my friends and patients to be the worst aspect of all these lock-downs. And the vehemence that so many people have in their medical knowledge. Working together by staying apart – more like divide and conquer I think.