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Covid Vaccination in Pregnancy: Upgraded Advice

You might recall I delivered some fairly circumspect Covid vaccine advice back on June 22 of this year. Well, ignore it. The breathtaking incompetence of our various governments have put us – you – in an invidious position. The virus seems to be running free

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Carry On Lockdown

I’m sure you are all too young to remember the Carry On movies. They weren’t very good, or especially funny, and they were – to put it charitably – a product of their time. The late Sid James and his co-stars stumbled through a number

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Covid Vaccination in Pregnancy

I am sure you have been aware of a great deal of published information regarding Covid vaccinations lately. My professional body, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) and the relevant Australian Federal advisory body ATAGI (I have no idea

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The Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy

Now the Covid vaccine is nearly with us I’m frequently being asked whether pregnant women should go ahead and get vaccinated as soon as they can. Well, this may come as a shock to you all but I actually agree with my professional body on

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Coronavirus Update August 2020

In every single Star Wars movie there is a bit where someone – often Han Solo – says “I have a bad feeling about this.” Well, I have a bad feeling about this. While we remain so much better off than others it appears that

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Chastised! The Latest Coronavirus Update

One of my patients – very gently – chastised me today for not providing a recent Coronavirus update. She knows who she is. Anyway, here goes. I have some good news, some bad news and some retractions. The Good News We have been drilling. Man,

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Coronavirus Update

Things are moving very quickly, not just at national and state levels but on the Randwick Hospitals Campus. Both Prince of Wales Private Hospital (POWP) and The Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) are gearing up for this crisis rapidly. As I said in my previous

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Coronavirus Update No 3

Things are moving fast. As you know I am a member of a number of professional bodies and my favourite (I really am an anglophile) is the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London (The RCOG). Just overnight The RCOG have published their latest

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Coronavirus Update

Clearly (especially as Peter Dutton is infected and Scott Morrison didn’t go to the Footy after all) the Coronavirus situation is deteriorating. While health authorities are providing good information, I do not believe they are acting quickly enough to reduce the risks of Coronavirus in

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Pregnancy

Right now very little is known about Coronavirus and, more particularly, its effect on pregnant women and their babies (both unborn and newborn). However I thought it important to share what is currently known even though this information may change shortly. If it does I

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