Health Care Should Go (Micro) Nuclear

By KIM BELLARD I think of hospitals as the healthcare system’s nuclear power plants.  They’re both big, complex, expensive to build, beset with heavy regulatory burdens, consistently major components of their respective systems (healthcare and electric generation) yet declining in number.  Each is seen to offer benefits to many but also to pose unexpected risk… Read More »

PM’s vaccine ‘failure’ torn to pieces

Scott Morrison’s handling of Australia’s coronavirus vaccination rollout has been labelled one of the worst public policy failures in recent times. The Prime Minister is under growing pressure over the slow and problem-plagued delivery of Covid-19 jabs, blamed for the worsening and extended lockdowns now affecting 12 million people. Australia has ranked last of all… Read More »

Tokyo kicks off Games amid COVID-19 fears

Rising COVID-19 cases in host city Tokyo have cast a shadow over the world’s largest sporting event, which is taking place largely without spectators. Japan this month decided that participants would compete in empty venues to minimise health risks. WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Games should go ahead to demonstrate to the world… Read More »