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dear alan jones not the bloody flu

Dear Alan Jones, on your television show last night, you described the pandemic as having “a fatality rate little different to a bad flu season.” Mr Jones, this is not the bloody flu. Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza kill up to 650,000 people a year globally. That’s out of the approximately one billion people that …

Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps, former President of the Australian Medical Association called last night for compulsory mask-wearing in public. She also said NSW should close the air border to Victoria. “The thing that we can do, which is such a simple thing, is to have everyone in the community in masks. “We need to anticipate that …

covid karen covidiots

Australia recently celebrated the rise of our own COVID Karens. Pandemic culture employs ‘Karen’ as shorthand for covidiots — the attention seekers who deny science and disrupt our fight against the virus. Karen memes focus on women, but a glance over the history of the pandemic thus far shows the COVID Karens who wreak the …

glory holelujah safe sex and covid-19

The New York City Health Department which offered refreshingly frank safe sex and COVID-19 advice about three months ago, this month updated the advice. Glory Holelujah! Among the advice, the NYC Health recommends glory holes, masturbation, both solo and with a partner at distance and face masks but definitely no orgies. NYC Health begins by …

dead from covid-19 margaret court's Pierre Nkurunziza Burundi

President Pierre Nkurunziza promised the citizens of Burundi recently that he negotiated divine protection from the pandemic for the country. Nkurunziza was both murderous despot and born-again Christian. His wife is an ordained minister. She visited Australia last year for the opening of a consulate at Margaret Court’s church. Now, his wife is recovering, and …

peter dutton crossword

Peter Dutton leaped into the headlines this last week with cross words for Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Kristina Keneally, and Annastacia Palaszczuk. So to honour his moment in the sun, here’s the Peter Dutton crossword. Scroll down for Peter Dutton crossword Dr van Diemen annoyed both the Murdoch papers and Dutton with just a few …

covidsafe bill bowtell

As social media debate rages on the subject of COVIDsafe, QNews asked Adjunct Professor Bill Bowtell, the architect of Australia’s successful response to the AIDS pandemic his thoughts on the app. Privacy protection and transparency Professor Bowtell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales. He is a Strategic Health Policy Consultant …

coronavirus tracking app

As the Australian government develops a coronavirus tracking app, many Australians question whether to trust the government with so much personal data. Those Australians even include former deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday that the government would launch the app in coming weeks. He assured Australians downloading the app …

post-pandemic rodney croome

A post-pandemic world could be one in which LGBTIQ people are healthier, more connected and better respected. It could also be the opposite. According to Rodney Croome that depends on the choices we make now. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for just.equal and Equality Tasmania. Epidemics bring out the best and worst in us. We …

pete evans bio-charger

Yes. That is correct. Pete Evans is a chef. Not a doctor. Nor a scientist. He’s not even a DIY flux capacitor engineer. He’s a chef. But despite that Evans spruiked a $15,000 light frequency machine, a ‘Bio-charger’ — which he claimed could fight coronavirus — on Instagram. He called the machine a ‘hybrid subtle …

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