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President: God purifies our air! Now he’s dead from COVID-19

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We asked an expert — jab or job? Can Australian employers insist on workers receiving a COVID-19 vaccination? The answer — so far — in most cases, no. Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously described jab or job as a decision for individual businesses. “Decisions to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees will be a matter for …

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Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce this morning joined calls for quarantine flasher and far-right British media celebrity Katie Hopkins to leave the country. Reminiscing about his role in the Johnny Depp Scottish Terrier saga, the Beetrooter said Hopkins should “Pack your bongo and get out of the country.” Katie Hopkins video at end of …

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Have you had your COVID-19 jab yet? If you haven’t then you’ve probably got some questions, and rather than watching a dodgy internet news show about vaccination or waiting for another announcement by Scotty from Marketing, why not ask DocQ! Dr Rhys Young is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and has a special …

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Reading newspaper articles from the time of the Spanish Flu feels depressingly familiar. Indeed, it’s déjà vu all over again. Anti-vaxxers, deniers, conspiracy theorists, profiteers, and quacks grabbed the headlines then, as they do during the COVID pandemic. “People were different back then,” apologists love to chant about days gone by. But, if those know-nothings …

Fact-checking Alan Jones

Some fact-checkers like to challenge themselves. But others like easier work. For them, there’s fact-checking Alan Jones. In an article in Murdoch newspapers this week, Jones takes aim at Gladys Berejiklian over lockdowns and COVID restrictions. Besides forgetting to mention that the two Yankee doctors he quotes are whacko conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers, he gets …

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Well, folks, the day has finally arrived. The SARS-COV2 COVID19 vaccination rollout has begun. So, when your turn comes, get your vacc on. You might know that Australia’s COVID19 vaccination plan includes two different vaccines. The mRNA Pfizer vaccine arrived first and was offered to very high-risk groups including frontline workers. (Who knew that also …

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All Australians living with HIV are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine from next week, but GPs have urged patience after an influx of bookings. Phase 1b of Australia’s vaccine rollout starts next Monday (March 22), with around 6 million more Australians eligible. Among them are all people living with HIV. NAPWHA, the National Association of …

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US President-elect Joe Biden last night announced the selection of Dr Rachel Levine as assistant Health Secretary. If all goes to plan, that will make Dr Levine the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the US Senate. Governor Tom Wolff appointed Dr Levine to the position of Pennsylvania Health Secretary in 2017. A pediatrician, …

giant 2020 crossword

The year 2020 proved itself one to remember from early on. However, is it a year we really want to reflect on? The Giant 2020 Crossword gives us a chance to look back over the year from hell before consigning it to history. 2020 started badly with bushfires raging across Australia. Then, even before the …

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