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Anti-vax protesters swamped Canberra Hospital switchboard with calls

Steve Evans
Lucy Bladen
By Steve Evans, and Lucy Bladen
Updated March 8 2022 - 2:50am, first published 12:45am
A "thank you" sign from a member of the public outside Canberra Hospital in early days of the pandemic. Picture: Karleen Minney

Canberra Hospital's switchboard was flooded with hundreds of calls from anti-vax protesters in a bizarre move because one of their group was receiving psychiatric treatment.

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans

Reporter

Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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