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WHO’s Medical Shoulder in Support of Sri Lanka Today

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks ….

The WHO  has been in the frontline trenches in the battle against the insidious monster, Mr. COVID, from the outset and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been one of its generals.  So do listen ….

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Support the Ceylon College of Physicians

Sending MONIES to this medical outfit THE CEYLON COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS in Sri Lanka will not only be benficial to personnel in need, but also aid the country in coping with its parlous rupee/value circumstances (follOWing Annesley Ratnasingham’s Facebook Appeal).

 

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Learning from Shane Warne’s Sudden Death

Sanjeev Gupta, An Asian doctor in New York , speaking on video  Lessons from Shane Warne’s death – A cardiologist’s perspective”

As a doctor and cardiologist, I see heart attacks and death on a daily basis and after a while one gets used to it and it feels like nothing can shock anymore. However, i was completely shocked yesterday when i heard about Shane Warne’s death from a suspected heart attack. Firstly he was only 52. Secondly he was a world class athlete only a few years ago. Thirdly from the news it seems that he was completely fine in the days beforehand and had lots of plans and aspirations and then out of the blue we hear that his amazing life had just come to such a brutal and sudden end without even an inkling of a warning.

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Extra! Extra! Living with Omicron in Australia

Maani Truu, in ABC News, 29 January 2022, where the title runs thus: “After the peak: What’s in store for Australia now that the Omicron wave has turned?

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Covid Immunity: Issues ….. Growing Experiences

Maani Truu, in ABC Net, 17 January 2022, where the title reads “Can you catch COVID twice? Or does it give you greater immunity?”

Central Coast resident Mitch Rogers has just come out of two weeks of complete isolation, which he says was “pretty tough”. After contracting COVID early this year, the 32-year-old, who lives by himself, retreated to his Umina Beach home to ride out the symptoms. They ended up taking 14 days to subside, double the mandated seven-day isolation period.

 

More and more Australians have now had COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean they’ll never catch it again. (Pexels: Pixabay) Continue reading

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Saving a Baby Elk: A Sri Lanka Navy Mission

A Tale now Etched within the latest Newsletter of the Australia-Sri Lanka Association of Adelaide edited by Moira Djukanovic

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roger Byard at the Cutting Edge in Forensic Pathology

University of Adelaide Newsroom, October 2021, where the title runs  “GUARDIANS OF THE DEAD PODCAST: TRUE STORIES AND FASCINATING CASES FROM A WORKING FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST”

Professor Roger Byard has opened up his case files and trawled back through his personal recollections for a new podcast from The Advertiser and the University of Adelaide, Guardians of the Dead, which sheds a light on the macabre but fascinating world of forensic pathology. “I say that pathologists are almost the guardians of the dead, because we are the last doctor to look after this person and this is a person,” Professor Byard , Chair of Pathology at the University of Adelaide, said. “Father, mother, brother, whatever. They’re part of a family and there are people who will miss this person for a long time so we have tremendous responsibility in this.  Particularly for parents who’ve lost a child or a baby, they want to talk to me… they just want to eyeball the person who looked after their baby. And so I can look at them and just say ‘this is not (just) a case. This is your dead child. And we can’t imagine what you’re going through, because we’re so saddened by it.”

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A Supposed Wonder Drug gets Rubbished

A Recent Email Drum-beat touted a supposed wonder drug in the treament of cancer! ….. But the Essay meets Its Match in Two Caustic Comments from Two Sri Lankan Doctor Friends

ONE:  Dr Colin Fernando in Adelaide,  4 November 2012

This is certainly not a brilliant new discovery. The use of cyanide from Apricot  Kernel and from Manioc as a treatment for cancer has been touted since the 1950’s at least. It was patented as “Laetrile” and has been carefully studied and rejected by respected researchers.

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Israel buoyant from the Efficacy of Booster Vaccines

Tom Joyner and Fouad AbuGhosh,  at ABC net, 29 October 2021, …. where the title runs this  COVID-19 is here to stay, but Israel shows that boosters, masks and vaccine passports can tame the virus”

It was the first country to vaccinate, the first to reopen, then the first to widely implement a booster shot.  Now Israel is returning to life close to normal only six weeks after the peak of its worst COVID-19 wave yet. In mid-September, new infections of the Delta variant had surpassed 10,000 per day and hospitals were groaning under the pressure. But today, its restaurants are bustling, cinemas and theatres are packed, university lecture halls are full and the major airport is heaving.

Deaths and new infections have plummeted to the single and triple digits, and the country will be welcoming overseas tourists from November 1.

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Cartoons for All !!! …. as Anniversary of 9/11 LOOMS

Editorial Cartoon in The Australian, 9 Septmber 2021

 

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