Playbooks, approvals, anecdotes, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

The anti-vaxxer playbook to destroy confidence in COVID-19 vaccines: “The COVID-19 pandemic is the public health crisis of this generation. Despite the appearance of a brand new infectious disease – and within months, an effective vaccine, the anti-vaccine movement has … [Read more...]

New year, beyond conspiracies, litigation, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

2020 – The Good and the Bad: As 2020 comes to a close, we look back on the year of COVID-19 denialism, of science denialism and of science by political convenience, leading to far higher death tolls as high as … [Read more...]

Superspreaders, radiation, and resignation…

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Superspreading events: “It is fairly clear that one of the most effective methods for minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is to limit large gatherings. This one step can prevent superspreader events, which can reduce the spread of the … [Read more...]

Potential harm, actual nonsense, riot-acts, and more…

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Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harmProfessor Geraldine Moses works as a clinical pharmacist at Mater Health Services in Brisbane, and holds a position with the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy. … [Read more...]

Pain, silence, lessons, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Most people don’t realise long-term opioid use can make pain worse, research finds: As more and more is learned about the opioid crisis, it is also becoming clear that many patients are unaware of side effects, and may not realise … [Read more...]

Trials, bleach, superspreaders, and more…

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Loretta Marron reviews “Don’t believe what you think” by Edzard Ernst: Edzard Ernst’s new book addresses commonly held beliefs about ‘so-called complementary medicines (SCAM)’, and can act as a useful guide to making better healthcare choices and improving your critical … [Read more...]

Wet markets, shortages, woo, and more…

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World Health Organisation supports reopening of Chinese wet markets: Professor John Dwyer, an immunologist at UNSW and public health expert who spearheaded Australia’s fight against HIV/AIDS, says it’s unlikely the markets will remain shut for long, despite the risks they pose. … [Read more...]

COVID-19 tests, questions, myths, and more…

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Watch what you’re saying:  “A statement from AHPRA issued on the Pharmacy Board website said: ‘While the vast majority of health practitioners are responding professionally to the COVID-19 emergency and focusing on providing safe care, AHPRA and National Boards are seeing … [Read more...]

Pandemics, vaccines, pseudoscience and more…

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Aussie doctor pushes for free flu vaccine:  “UNSW immunologist [and FSM Co-founder] Professor John Dwyer tells Ben Fordham we will need to take strict measures when it comes to public transport and that the flu vaccine should be made free this … [Read more...]