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The NSW Minister of Health

Yesterday – or the day before – the NSW Minister of Health stated words to the effect that “it’s inevitable that everyone in NSW is going to get Omicron.” This of course is – almost – a self-fulfilling prophesy given the fact that he and

What does Roy Kent have to do with Covid?

Well, if you are unfortunate enough not to have watched the fabulous TV show Ted Lasso this is all going to seem a little obscure. But the crowd chant for the soccer player Roy Kent goes like this: “He’s here! He’s there! He’s every fucking

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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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