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dr rachel levine

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, …

RUMBLE! – THUNDERDOME New Year’s Eve Joel Devereux

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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 …

pegging anti-masker former thatcher minister

Former Thatcher minister Edwina Currie lashed out at an anti-masker on Twitter and told him to try pegging. Currie tweeted a response after Paul Joseph Watson claimed that men who wear masks have been “f**ked in the ass by your girlfriend.” Watson posted a series of Tweets explaining his theory that wearing a mask indicates …

talkshow host ellen degeneres apology opening monologue tested positive for COVID-19

Talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres last night announced she had tested positive for COVID-19. Ellen announced her diagnosis in a Tweet. “Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. “Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. “Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I …

ryan sta maria heroes of the pandemic

The COVID-19 that paralysed much of the globe since early this year brought death and untold misery to many. But it also brought to light community heroes whose stories bring joy into our lives amidst all the bleakness. One of those is Ryan Sta Maria whose resilience and bighearted nature makes him one of our …

Magda Szubanski ad COVID deniers

The Victorian Government’s star-studded campaign urging Victorians to abide by lockdown rules features a Magda Szubanski ad in which she appears as her character Sharon Strzelecki from Kath and Kim. Sadly, COVID deniers, QAnon trolls and other morons quickly emerged from under their rocks to attack Magda over the ads. “It’s not the lockdown that’s …

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 …

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