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...]

COVID-19 Serology Testing

COVID-19 serology testing will be available soon. The tests have two important uses. The first is to check if someone has been exposed to the virus. Although not yet proven, most experts believe that these people will develop some immunity, lasting months or years. This

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Masks, antibiotics, scams, and more…

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Do masks work?  “So here, then, is my bottom line. Sure, wear face masks whenever you are out in public or have to be exposed to other people – but wear the mask properly, don’t touch or adjust it, don’t … [Read more...]

Silent spreaders, telehealth, p-hacks, and more…

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As schools return, tests must find ‘silent spreaders’: Some 5,000 to 10,000 of us are [testing] each day with very few tests being positive, which is good news. However, the population tested is self selecting and … does not represent “sentinel” … [Read more...]

WHO, stroke, bullies, and more…

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JOHN DWYER on Trump, Xi and the WHO: “WHO’s crucial work is being crippled. Chronically cash strapped, WHO is currently owed some $200 million dollars by the US! The thought that Trump’s withholding funding [of another $400 million], in the middle … [Read more...]

Infodemics, Superhype, Privacy, and more…

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Pseudoscience and COVID-19 — we’ve had enough already: “This explosion of misinformation — or, as the World Health Organization has called it, the “infodemic” — has triggered an army of fact-checkers and debunkers. Regulators have taken aggressive steps to hold … [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...]

Controversies, models, dry skin, and more…

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JOHN DWYER. Exploring COVID-19 controversies. Part One: As we settle into the longest winter of our lives, strict containment strategies are provoking controversy fuelled by misinformation or insufficient knowledge of COVID realities. 
Is the cure worse than the disease?

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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...]