It was always a volatile situation. If it blew, it was going to be even harder to keep perspective through all the fire, noise, and smoke. And it just did boil over – very,
The suspense is tough. Will the HPV vaccine reduce cervical cancer and related deaths or won’t it? It should, but this is a disease that takes so long to develop, there was never
Battles over vaccine evidence sure can get toxic, can’t they? If you’re a diehard partisan, though, you can look for standard bearers on your side of the barricades, and watch them demolish any
A tweet jolted me today. Doublespeak hit the news a few days ago, sending George Orwell’s final masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, back into a bestseller list. It was the anniversary of Orwell’s death this weekend, too.
She started by asking me something like, “We understand you know a lot about AIDS, is that right?” “A fair bit, I guess. Why?” It was 20 years ago, in Sydney – before the antiretroviral
There’s never been anything quite like this. The latest ripple effect of the 1945-65 baby boom will be a drug bill so high, that paying it, says Australia’s advisors, “is not possible.” How high is
When I was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks, wiping your nose on your clothes was a marker of social class. Lots of us girls were very keen on our hankies, though.