A Canadian COVID-19 study that turned out to be wrong has spread like wildfire among anti-vaxxers

Manitoba offers 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised people

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. An inaccurate Canadian study suggesting an extremely high rate of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccines has been retracted due to a major mathematical … Read more

From crackpot Covid theorists to antivaxxers, hubris and fear haunt the wellness community | Brigid Delaney

It’s not unusual to meet people with alternative beliefs at a Sufi meditation course on a rooftop in Ubud. But when a mild, vaguely apologetic Australian woman in her mid-50s explained to me that she was responsible for her own breast cancer because she had repressed her needs and her sexuality and this repression had … Read more

Have climate change warriors fuelled rise of Australia’s COVID-19 anti-vaxxers?

Protesters gather in a park, with one woman holding a red sign reading "Not anti-vax, pro choice, my body my choice"

Not sure if you have noticed, but there is a curious crossover in political ideology right now, as an increasingly vocal number of Australians begin pushing back against COVID-19 vaccinations.As we head towards the pointy end of the vaccination rollout, this could become a burning and highly divisive issue within the community, one which may … Read more