Paxlovid Journal days 1 & 2

Antivirals and you – what you were too afraid to ask so I experience it for you. Wife and I got the dread purple line within days of one another. We’d both had Influenza A for five weeks at that stage, just been feeling well enough to go shopping before the weekend and that must … Read more

Take it while it’s there,

… don’t grieve when it’s gone, The band played Boogie and the people danced on…— CCS “The Band Played The Boogie” We’re good at supporting good initiatives. Until we’re no longer. In this case, the initiative for food-sharing makes sense because people can save some food costs, and prevent food from going into the waste stream while it’s still … Read more


A hospital is no place to be sick…  Picture it – an early(earlyish, for a retiree pensioner) start to the morning. Picture it. Someone was going to shove a camera up my willy to check my bladder for – things. No pre-admission instructions, but I read up on Dr Google and Dr CHatGPT, and just like last … Read more


Health Minister Spahn (Germany) made what I think is one of the most quotable quotes a year and a bit ago. He said something along the lines that by the end of Winter, everyone would be “vaccinated, recovered or dead.” I thought about that a lot, and I couldn’t really work out why any sane … Read more

TTMMGH #00002

Things That Make Me Go Hmmm #2 “… given it feels like we have emerged from the worst of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic …” — David Elliott, Deputy MD, Ipsos Australia Mr Elliott is a deputy MD for Ipsos, a survey company. \ So why is his opinion on the pandemic so worthy … Read more

The Scummo Legacy

What’ll Scott Morrison, erstwhile (disastrous, devious, and deceitful) PM of Australia, be remembered for? Situations like this one. He cut the heart and soul out of income supports for disabled people, pensioners, and job seekers, he pursued the most defenceless people with automated and almost always unjustified dunning letters, threatening letters that actually caused some … Read more

The Zombie Virus

I’m not saying it was the COVID Zombie Virus, but . . . First, let me be clear. This is a dead sobering lesson we should all take to heart. Because the Halloween crush in Seoul is terrifying to contemplate, or it should be. It shouldn’t have happened, and yet – it did. I’ll just … Read more

Increasing Incidence Of Diseases

In A Post-Industrial World Presented without sources – you can look each of these things up online yourself and there are quite literally tens of thousands of articles, news items, or papers – if you can be arsed to wade through a few thousand words apiece of densely-packed terminology. Or you can take my word … Read more

The Thing About The Medical Establishment

Imma say it – it’s just another “establishment.” And they have been right under the hammer the last few years, and are still copping a tsunami of overwork. For their sake, I’m going to ask all my readers to wear a mask in public, social distance as much as possible, and keep hand sanitisation up. … Read more

Ten things twitter folks know about Covid

. . . that people on the streets don’t. Goodtern wraps it up for you: And yeah – the list grew and is still not exhaustive… Ten things twitter folks know about Covid that people o the streets don’t. 1Covid isn’t over2There’s no such thing as herd immunity3Covid is hospitalising thousands each week4Covid harms kids5Covid … Read more