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New death threats and trolling

Posted 14 October 2021 AM

It appears TGA staff are not alone in having to deal with death threats from the public with a number of high-profile Aussie scientists revealing they too have experienced extreme harassment - including threats of physical and sexual violence - after speaking to the media about COVID-19.

Deputy director at the Burnet Institute, Professor Margaret Hellard, one of a string of high profile COVID-19 experts who have been abused, said she filed a police report after receiving "one particularly threatening email" earlier this year.

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