Category Archives: Disease

Modern times

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Useful idiots

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Another year?

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Life elsewhere

Obviously those green simpletons are not attending enough conferences.

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Sport today

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Not funny

 

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th March, 1905 : It has been estimated that, since the outbreak of dengue fever in Brisbane this season, there have been 40,000 cases reported, or one-third of the city’s entire population. One of … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th March, 1909 : Sydney flour millers, James and Joseph Wearne, have died of bubonic plague. Inspection of their mill in Goulburn Street has revealed shocking plague infestation. Health officials have removed 235 dead … Continue reading

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Some people…

  … still read newspapers and watch TV. Is there no limit to human gullibility?

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th January, 1900 : The threat of a widespread epidemic of bubonic plague continues to strike fear into the heart of city dwellers in Australia. The outbreak, which first surfaced in Adelaide two weeks … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th August, 1968 : One of Nigeria’s most dashing commanders, Colonel Benjamin Adenkule, known as The Scorpion, is directing what is expected to be the final assault on Biafra. Federal troops were reported to … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th March, 1904 : The population of Australia could be almost 1,000,000 higher if it were not for a drop in birth rate between 1864 and 1902, according to a report by New South … Continue reading

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Guns and dolls

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not so long ago, one of the leading members of the Green party intellectual powerhouse discovered that Barbie dolls* lead to domestic violence (against women, I think she meant). So Muslims grew up … Continue reading

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Another

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 10th December, 1905 : Robert Koch, the German bacteriologist, today received the Nobel Prize for identifying the germ that causes that most dreaded of diseases: tuberculosis. This discovery, made in 1882, was only one … Continue reading

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The mess called Ebola

Antisthenes the Younger The news about the current state of the Ebola play are more and more confusing; only of course if you try to go beyond the pap the ABC is serving to the masses. Yet again we have … Continue reading

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Ebola roulette

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Information about Ebola is somewhat confusing, as could be expected. Since there is no cure or even semi-plausible vaccine, there are no money to be made as yet. Mortality rate varies between 25 … Continue reading

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Freedom to …

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  It is about twenty years since South Africa‘s black population won its freedom from the oppressive white minority rule, as The Guardian and its repeater stations like ABC, The Age, The Sydney Morning … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st September, 1987 : The number of AIDS cases reported in Australia so far this year has already exceeded health authorities’ projections. A total of 583 cases have been reported, with 363 reported this … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy at work

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  “Australia’s chief medical officer has sought to allay concerns the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could spread to Australia. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the epidemic constitutes … Continue reading

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