Monthly Archives: January 2022

Boris Johnson and ‘Partygate’: he who lives by the Brexit sword, dies by the Brexit sword

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Boris Johnson’s time as the United Kingdom’s prime minister is under immediate threat. Johnson, who likes a classical analogy, will know that civil servant Sue Gray’s imminent report into the “Partygate” scandal is the bureaucratic equivalent of the…

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Australia approves two new medicines in the fight against COVID. How can you get them and are they effective against Omicron?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. On Thursday, health minister Greg Hunt announced Australia’s drug regulator had provisionally approved two new medicines for the treatment of COVID. These are Lagevrio, made by American pharmaceutical company Merck Sharpe & Dohme, and Paxlovid, by Pfizer. With…

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Cryptocurrency: don’t look up

Source link – ANZ Bluenotes Tragically this has cost space jockey and Tesla founder Elon Musk about $US25 billion but it is hardly unusual in the short history of cryptocurrencies. For those with the risk appetite, the attraction of cryptos is precisely that they are untethered to the real world and hence inherently volatile. “Why…

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‘Welcome to our world’: families of children with cancer say the pandemic has helped them feel seen, while putting them in peril

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. For billions of people across the world, life as we knew it stopped in 2020. Families and friends were separated. Masks mandated. Hand washing essential. Every trip outside became risky. As news of deaths, variants and long-term effects…

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