Division, boosters, spread, and more…

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A house divided against itself cannot tame the pandemic: “Our prime minister is insisting that with 80 per cent of people over 16 vaccinated we are opening up. If that is a come-what-may figure, we will be sentenced to the same … [Read more...]

Plans, bunk, selfies, and more…

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A house divided against itself cannot tame the pandemic: 
A successful COVID plan doesn’t just say “get vaccinated”. 
A successful COVID plan would need to manage the situation with a range of measures that complement each other to ensure positive outcomes. … [Read more...]

Mistakes, ideology, marathons, and more…

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Premier Berejiklian, please stop thinking about easing of restrictions after “6 million jabs”: “There have been many mistakes in many countries hindering efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic. None has been more counterproductive than the premature easing of public health … [Read more...]

Lockdowns, risks, gateways, and more…

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The NSW ‘lockdown’ that isn’t while putting business before people: A ‘lockdown’ strategy that does not involve lockdown, a vaccine distribution policy that is dangerously inconsistent and COVID-19 testing facilities that cannot meet the demand generated by public health orders, … [Read more...]

Chaos, integrity, safety, and more…

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The chaotic incompetence of our roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines? Part 1: “It is obvious that vaccination is the only weapon available to end the global pandemic and that weapon is powerful and can do the trick. However you … [Read more...]

Missing evidence, bait switching, magnetism, and more…

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TGA lists first AUST L(A) herbal product, but where’s the evidence?: The TGA has listed the first herbal product under the AUST L(A) listing – a listing where consumers are assured the TGA has assessed the product’s health claims and found … [Read more...]

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…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

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...]