Roll-outs, satire, nationalism, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Australia’s vaccine roll-out setbacks take shine off its COVID-19 success: Some public health experts have warned that Australia may not be able to vaccinate its entire population until the end of 2022 due to a lack of supplies. “We need to … [Read more...]

Disaster, worthlessness, disinformation, and more…

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The unfolding COVID-19 disaster in PNG: “Helping New Guinea with its disastrous COVID-19 outbreak is not pure altruism on our part. The unbridled, indeed raging pandemic, known to have infected 100,000 already and likely to have infected a million more within … [Read more...]

Clots, misinformation, pacemaking, and more…

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Data suggest no increased risk of blood clots from the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Australia shouldn’t pause its rollout: The world is currently undertaking a vaccination programme like that never seen before in human history – we are vaccinating record numbers of people in record time … [Read more...]

V-gasms, covid-quacks, flu, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

“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...]

Shelving, authorisation, deception, and more…

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Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The Medical Board of Australia has scaled back efforts to regulate complementary medicines – reverting to the status quo of a ‘risk based’ approach. This means that if a therapy is considered … [Read more...]

Vaccines, vitamins, effectiveness, and more…

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Some practical answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions: Finally, we can reassure our patients when we don’t hesitate to take the vaccine ourselves. For those who want to wait “until it’s been around for a while”, we could ask: “who do you … [Read more...]

Remnants, fat cats, conspiracies, and more…

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Why didn’t others get hotel coronavirus? Immunologist John Dwyer (and co-founder of Friends of Science in Medicine) offers an explanation for why infected quarantine hotel worked were fortunate enough to not infect other members of the community. “It’s possible these workers … [Read more...]

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...]

Ethics, education, fallacy, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

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...]