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...]

Timelines, errors, fakes, and more…

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When do we vaccinate the kids? “There is more urgency across the Tasman, where immunologist John Dwyer​, an emeritus professor of medicine at the University of New South Wales, warns of the greater risk posed by the Delta strain to both … [Read more...]

Loopholes, risks, deception, and more…

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Hawthorn medical institute faces scrutiny over clinical trials: Loophole exposed in Australia’s Clinical Trial Regulations. As discussed in a previous post, the National Institute of Integrative Medicine have been offering and conducting unaccredited cancer tests – for a fee to … [Read more...]

Media, Olympians, Russians, and more…

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Poor leadership, irresponsible media and a clever virus:  “President Biden has vented his frustration with Facebook for allowing a huge amount of dangerous misinformation about the dangers of Covid vaccines to be propagated. A ‘free speech’ debate is raging but as … [Read more...]

Bunk, Delta, Egg Timers and more…

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Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration?: “Two recent decisions by the TGA have further reduced the confidence that health professionals and consumers have in the regulation of complementary medicines. The first was allowing complementary medicines as a reward … [Read more...]

Confidence, vaccines, variants, and more…

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Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration? There are only two TGA checks on the regulation of listed products: a small number of post-marketing surveillance reviews [1.6% of market] and the advertising complaint system. Of reviewed products 75% are … [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...]