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Has quality suffered in the rush to publish COVID-19 research?

Rapid dissemination of information should not come at the expense of quality, ethical standards or oversight, according to the authors of a Perspective published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. “Medical publishing uses peer review to provide independent and critical assessment to verify data integrity, validity of interpretations, and confidence in conclusions,” wrote […]

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What Dr. Fauci has to say about the COVID-19 vaccine

The exciting news that a COVID-19 vaccine has performed exceedingly well in trials has the nation feeling more optimistic about the future. The vaccine, given in two doses, three weeks apart, per Today is 90 percent effective. And for his part, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and […]

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Has Covid killed off the flu?

Has Covid killed off the flu? Experts pose the intriguing question as influenza cases nosedive by 98% across the globe Many feared ‘twin-demic’ of flu, which kills thousands, and Covid-19 this winter  Thirty million people – 20 per cent more than normal – now eligible for the flu jab ‘Surveillance’ data collected by WHO shows how […]

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Under the influence: How COVID has affected our drinking

Two in three people reported no change or a decrease in their alcohol consumption during the pandemic in a new study on alcohol consumption and purchasing in NSW during and after the lockdown. Credit: Shutterstock COVID-19 has changed our alcohol purchasing and consumption patterns in individual and unexpected ways, demonstrating resilience and a focus on […]