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amy November 4, 2021

You don't need a script to get the morning after pill. But if you get one, the pharmacist just dispenses it without the questions. Don't delay taking it to wait on a GP appointment, but if you can get a same day emergency appointment, you get to hand over a script without any humiliating public questioning.

amy August 23, 2021

@anonymous No, we can't tell other people what to do with their bodies. But when their choices put other people at risk, we can certainly judge them for their selfishness. 
When unvaccinated people overfill the ICUs, they are not only hurting themselves, but anyone else who happens to have a car accident or other serious illness.

amy June 17, 2021

Making it mandatory to be vaccinated to do certain jobs is just common sense. 

You don't have to get the vaccine, but if you make that choice, you should not be doing a job where you are putting the community at risk.

amy June 7, 2021

So what they told your mother has an element of truth but not the entire truth.

If twin babies share a placenta +/- the gestational sac then they are identical twins because that can only happen when a single embryo becomes two.
If there are separate placentas and sacs that can be either from two separate embryos or from identical twins who split early.
The only way to say twins are definitely fraternal at birth without DNA is if one is male and one is female.
So if your brothers weren't DNA tested it is definitely possible that they are identical as well. Highly likely if they somehow look more alike than  you and your sister!

amy April 19, 2021

This has been the attitude in many healthcare professions for years. As a resident, my surgical registrar bragged about once operating with a fever of 40C.

But these things are dangerous for the health of ourselves, our colleagues and our patients.
I am glad that where I work the attitude has shifted for the better with covid, but I am horrified that a pharmacy owner would treat someone like that. They should especially know better at the current time.

amy February 18, 2021

@gu3st If it drops anyone's revenue it will be the media companys - Facebook gives them millions in free traffic, so hopefully Murdoch et al see some consequences for this push. The inclusion of BOM etc was all based on algorithms - Facebook's own page was blocked! And that is all being rectified now.

I hope Facebook stands strong on this - the gall thinking they should pay for providing other sites with traffic!

amy February 18, 2021

@feast I think it was all based on algorithms. Facebook's own page was banned as well, they wouldn't have done that on purpose.

amy January 19, 2021

@cat That was Djokovic. Her husband is Bernard Tomic.

amy January 13, 2021

This is why job applications should be blinded. Have a HR person remove name & any identifying info. People in charge of selections see only relevant info and any unconscious biases are removed. 

amy October 6, 2020

@andreajw He hasn't. Watch the footage at the top of the white house stairs where he takes his mask off. He is clearly struggling to breathe (although trying very hard to hide it). He is not well.

And while it wouldn't be out of character for him to fake covid to play off that it is not serious, it is also not surprising that he caught it - he has barely been taking any precautions

amy October 6, 2020

@fightofyourlife Exactly. He was struggling. He's also nowhere near out of the woods - most people who get very sick do so around day 7-10, he's on day 6 (if reports of when his symptoms started are true). We'll see what happens this weekend.

amy August 11, 2020

@ak87 Agree. Also not a surgeon. Reconstructive surgery is an elective surgery, it's done during the day, no surgeon would be employed on nights only. If he even works at the hospital, it's as a wardie or security, maybe a nurse but they usually have a rotating shift roster.

amy May 31, 2020

But wait, were the kids ok? You can't just say he kidnapped the kids and not let us know if she got them back safe and sound

amy May 27, 2020

@healthglo She called the cops on a black man in the US saying she feared for her life. She could have got him killed. She got off lightly, should have gone to jail.

amy April 30, 2020

@kknt Yes! I was going to mention the NT. It'll be 4 weeks on Sunday, and as of today we only have 3 active cases remaining!

Amy April 16, 2020

lmao. If you watch his whole talk, you'll see that he says that if children are expected to live to adulthood (because of vaccines), their parents will CHOOSE to have less children. That's where the myth comes from.
The rest is also rubbish.

Amy March 9, 2020

You do not need to name someone to breach their confidentiality. The department released the doctor's clinic, gender and age. From 6 doctors at the clinic, it was not hard for the media to do the rest.
They had all the contact details of patients through the clinic's booking software, so they really didn't need to name the clinic at all.

Amy February 16, 2020

He was enjoying stringing you along, he got a kick out of it. He knew exactly why you asked him to lunch and that's why he immediately started talking about how proud he was of his girlfriend.

Amy February 1, 2020

Exactly - that's what I mean. They do not need to be in a hospital while they are asymptomatic and just need quarantine. They do need to be near a big hospital in case they get sick. The hospitals in Wuhan are already over capacity, but certainly the medical care would be better than Christmas island.

A dedicated hotel would be perfect for quarantine - separate rooms for each family group so they're not coming into contact each other, daily medical checks, and telecommunication if they are unwell between checks. Plus it's not a prison. And if they do become unwell, they can be transported to a big hospital. You could still have them pay for their flights and even accommodation, but at least it would give them the option of coming home.

Amy January 30, 2020

I wouldn't want to go to Christmas Island either. The medical facilities are not good enough.
They don't need to clear a hospital for them - they are not sick, just need to be isolated. Quarantine them all in a hotel or apartments in Aus. Safe for the rest of Australia, and close to a hospital if they get sick. They can have a nurse check each day, then home in 2 weeks if well.
They are Australian citizens ffs.