Craig Kelly awarded Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon gong for spreading Covid misinformation

Federal MP declared ‘hands down’ winner of 2021 award for ‘proponent of the most preposterous piece of pseudoscientific or paranormal piffle’Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThis year’s award for “the proponent of the most preposterous piece of pseudoscientific or paranormal piffle” has been awarded to the United Australia party MP Craig Kelly.The Australian Skeptics gave Kelly the “undesirable” Bent Spoon gong for spreading misinformation about Covid and vaccinations.Sign up...
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Thousands protest in Vienna against Austria’s Covid restrictions

Demonstrations come after government announced new lockdown and compulsory vaccines planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands of people, many of them far-right supporters, have protested in Vienna against coronavirus restrictions a day after Austria’s government announced a new lockdown and said vaccines would be made compulsory next year.Whistling, clapping, blowing horns and banging drums, crowds streamed into Heroes’ Square in front of the Hofburg, the former i...
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Inside crypto's tungsten cube craze – the obsession with super-heavy metal blocks that cost up to $3,500

Midwest Tungsten Service Three weeks ago, crypto enthusiasts were in a frenzy to buy novelty cubes of tungsten. One crypto group even bought an NFT to own a one-ton cube that measures just 14.5 inches. The small manufacturing company behind the cube craze shared what it was like to ride the surge of attention. Midwest Tungsten Service had seen sales spikes before.The small industrial manufacturer outside Chicago would occasionally experience a flutter of activity after a science blog or YouTu...
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The uncertain consensus around vaccine mandates

Lawyers agree that the issue is inevitably heading for constitutional challenge, but not all accept the mainstream view that the limitation of rights is justifiable The post The uncertain consensus around vaccine mandates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Hong Kong authorises Sinovac Covid vaccine for children aged 3 to 17

Benefits of approving age extension outweigh the risks, says secretary for food and healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHong Kong has approved lowering the age limit for the Covid-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech to three years old, down from 18 years of age.Sophia Chan, Hong Kong’s secretary for food and health, said in a statement published on Saturday: “Adolescents aged 12 to 17 will be accorded priority to receive the CoronaVac vaccine, with a view to ext...
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