Tagged: swine flu

Spam Journalism #81 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 02, 2010

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article I was amused to see this article is the Herald yesterday. Talk about trying to rehash old news… Two more deaths but swine flu cases fall Twenty deaths this year have been swine flu-related but health authorities say the [...] Related posts: … Read More

How many ways can you spell QUACK? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 17, 2010

The weekend’s Skeptics conference was a refreshing reminder that there are sharp-witted people in New Zealand interested in rational thought and with a healthy disdain for pseudo-scientific claims, quackery and silly beliefs. Some of the conference sessions are available as podcasts over at the Science Media Centre website – more are to come as soon as I find … Read More

WHO hits back at conflict of interest claims - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 08, 2010

This just came through from the World Health Organisation, which is clearly smarting after concerns were raised by the British Medical Journal about key pandemic advisors to the WHO having links to pharmaceutical companies that weren’t publicly disclosed. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LETTER TO BMJ EDITORS Below you will find a copy of the letter Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General … Read More

Flu Chaos - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh May 22, 2010

The Herald reports that a report by Martin Dawe of the first two weeks of the Swine Flu epidemic is intensely critical of the lack of planning and poor coordination of data resources. This was the MacDoctor’s impression of the entire debacle. I knew of a potentially deadly strain of Mexican flu three days before [...] Related posts: … Read More

Bad Jab? (UPDATED) - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 23, 2010

Australia’s chief medical officer, Jim Bishop has announced that children under five years old should not receive the flu vaccine. Apparently at least 60 children under the age of 5 have had high fevers and 23 have had convulsions shortly after receiving the vaccine. I have not heard any advisory from the New Zealand authorities [...] Related posts: … Read More

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