Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

How public health would report this statistic

Oxford University have produced a Covid-Risk calculator calibrated for the UK; I imagine for Australians it would produce a very slight over estimation of the risk. But not much. So I filled in the details – leaving the UK post … Continue reading

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Open Forum: April 10, 2021

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Philip Mountbatten 1921 – 2021

Prince Philip has passed away aged 99. It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully … Continue reading

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Music Maestro: April 9, 2021

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Peter Thiel on the Chinese Digital Currency

These comments caused some controversy during the week: Christopher Nixon Cox: … My question is regarding digital currency, we’ve seen recently in the last few days the China has proposed creating their own digital currency. And I was wondering how … Continue reading

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This is not a chicken and egg problem

Judith Brett – Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University – has an op-ed in The Age today.  She is singing the praises of humanities degrees and also putting the boot into the Coalition. She is not wrong in … Continue reading

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Be afraid – scientists at work

The idea of artificially cooling the planet to blunt climate change — in effect, blocking sunlight before it can warm the atmosphere — got a boost on Thursday when an influential scientific body urged the United States government to spend … Continue reading

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What they said: “We need to listen to the experts”

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Tobacco Control peddling conspiracy theories

Some good news – Tasmanian legislation to raise the age of smoking from 18 to 21 has gone down, in flames, in the Tasmanian Parliament. During debate in the upper house on Tuesday, Mr Dean pointed out to his colleagues … Continue reading

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Nazis are not welcome here

Canadian police tried to shut down a POLISH church on Easter. The Polish have a PROFOUND understanding of totalitarianism (fascism, communism) and sent the police away! #COVID1984 pic.twitter.com/TYMDYrujhC — Geopolitics & Empire (@Geopolitics_Emp) April 3, 2021

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