Incentives, hype, resistance, and more…

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COVID-19 vaccine incentives – Australian doctors now allowed to offer cash, prizes and alternative medicines: In a perplexing move, new rules allow doctors and pharmacists to offer complementary medicines – including homeopathy, naturopathy, and ‘immune boosting vitamins’ – as incentives to … [Read more...]

Death threats, inequality, overdosing, and more…

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I’ve received death threats. I’ve been sued. I’ve been lied about. Here’s why I’m committed to debunking misinformation: “A recent study found that the public likes seeing online corrections of misinformation, broadly endorses the practice and sees it as a … [Read more...]

Responsibilities, good-byes, side-effects, and more…

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A moral responsibility to get Australians home: Friend of Science in Medicine, Prof. John Dwyer discusses the ban on travel from India, approaches that could help Australians come home, and the technical/logistical challenges that would need to be met. “The … [Read more...]

V-gasms, covid-quacks, flu, and more…

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“V-gasm”? A confused anti-vaxxer likens COVID-19 vaccines to sex and religion: “Of course, anti-vaxxers have long tried to liken the science that shows that vaccines work and are safe and effective to religion, even as they try to weaponize religion … [Read more...]

Tennis, cricket, accreditation, and more…

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 ‘Madness’ – Immunologist criticises ‘premature’ call the Australian Open: An immunologist has criticised the decision to hold the Australian Open in Melbourne amidst the coronavirus pandemic. More than 70 players are in hard lockdown in Melbourne quarantine hotels after another four … [Read more...]

Ethics, education, fallacy, and more…

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2020 – Looking back with sadness, anger and hope:I happen to believe that ethics in SCAM are an important, yet much neglected topic. It is easy to understand why this should be so: adhering to the rules of … [Read more...]

New year, beyond conspiracies, litigation, and more…

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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...]

Ceasing, desisting, seizures, and more…

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Discount pharmacy chains handed cease and desist notices: “There is absolutely not a jot of evidence to support [homeopathy] and plenty of evidence to support the thinking that it’s an incredible waste of money and just essentially expensive water,” she … [Read more...]

Brazil, scams, tracers, and more…

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“We failed” – one scientist’s despair as Brazil COVID-19 deaths hit 100,000: Public health policy is no place for easy answers and equivocation. It requires competence, decisiveness, communication, and most of all strong leadership. As Brazil passes 100k COVID-19 … [Read more...]