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Adelaide doctor issues stark warning to people trying to catch Covid on PURPOSE before big events

Doctor issues stark warning to people trying to catch Covid on PURPOSE in quest for immunity – after a bride-to-be hugged strangers in a club weeks before her wedding

  • Dr Chris Moy was stunned to hear people are trying to get infected with Covid
  • Covid inspired parties on Gold Coast, Melbourne bride actively chasing infection
  • Comes as Covid case numbers continue to rise in NSW, Victoria and Queensland


A frustrated doctor is pleading with Australian residents to not catch Covid deliberately, after some pledged to try and become infected with the virus so they’re not in isolation during upcoming social events.

Speaking on Channel 10’s The Project on Tuesday night, Adelaide based Dr Chris Moy, who is also the vice-president of the Australian Medical Association, pointed out the numerous dangers associated with contracting coronavirus. 

It follows a bride in Melbourne recently taking to TikTok to reveal she is doing ‘whatever she can’ to get infected so the virus doesn’t disrupt her wedding next month.

In the clip, the woman could be seen hugging several men and shared drinks with other revellers on the dancefloor in the hope she would get Covid now rather than in the days leading up to her nuptials.

‘POV your wedding is in six weeks and you still haven’t had Covid,’ the footage titled ‘Catch Covid not feelings’ was captioned.

Doctor Chris Moy is pleading with Australian residents to not catch Covid deliberately (pictured revellers in Surfers Paradise recently)

Speaking on Channel 10's The Project on Tuesday night, Adelaide based Dr Chris Moy, (pictured) who is also the vice-president of the Australian Medical Association, pointed out the numerous dangers associated with contracting coronavirus

Speaking on Channel 10’s The Project on Tuesday night, Adelaide based Dr Chris Moy, (pictured) who is also the vice-president of the Australian Medical Association, pointed out the numerous dangers associated with contracting coronavirus

Dr Moy confirmed many of his medical colleagues nationally are ‘overwhelmed and exhausted’ as Covid case numbers from the Omicron strain continue to rise at a rapid rate each day.

‘What we are seeing is overwhelming of the hospital system trying to manage the huge number of patients with Covid,’ he said.

‘Patients are actually struggling and that’s where the education comes in…. but also we need that resourcing which hasn’t been there.’

Dr Moy also recommended triaging higher risk patients who require monocloma antibodies, before adding the majority of individuals who are Covid positive will be ‘totally fine and experience relatively minor symptoms.’

He was also baffled by reports that sections of people are deliberately looking to get infected by hosting or attending Covid parties on the Gold Coast and other parts of Australia.

‘No, no, no, no, no,’ was Dr Moy’s blunt response to the reports.

‘What we don’t want is everybody sick at the same time, because some percentage of us are all going to end up in the hospital at the same time and that’s going to overwhelm our health system. 

‘What we need to do is to try and slow this down as much as possible so we don’t get this huge peak of people in hospital.

‘What we need to do is buy time to get as many boosters in people’s arms because it’s much better to be exposed once you’ve had a booster.

‘Omicron is not as benign as everybody wants to make it out to be….people are actually making things much worse for us (GPs) by those sorts (Covid parties) of actions.’

On Tuesday across Australia, there were more than 90,000 new cases of Covid-19. 

Dr Moy stated on The Project the health system across Australia is currently overwhelmed with Covid case numbers (pictured, a woman getting jabbed in Victoria)

Dr Moy stated on The Project the health system across Australia is currently overwhelmed with Covid case numbers (pictured, a woman getting jabbed in Victoria) 

A Melbourne bride-to-be (pictured) appeared keen to get infected Covid now rather than have her wedding plans thrown into chaos in six weeks time

A Melbourne bride-to-be (pictured) appeared keen to get infected Covid now rather than have her wedding plans thrown into chaos in six weeks time

The woman was filmed hugged several men in the TikTok video titled 'Catch Covid not feelings'

The woman was filmed hugged several men in the TikTok video titled ‘Catch Covid not feelings’

Victoria and NSW record the highest number of inpatients since the pandemic began, with 37,994 and 25,870 new cases respectively.

On Monday almost 4000 hospital staff across Victoria were not available to work, because they were either Covid-19 cases or close contacts. 

There were a further 422 Ambulance Victoria staff who were also unavailable to work. 

Queensland spiked to more than 20,000 cases, as hospitalisations continue to climb in all three states.

From Wednesday, NSW case numbers are tipped to skyrocket even further as rapid test results finally begin to be reported, as confirmed by the state’s premier Dominic Perrottet.

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