Mad cow panic

Mad Cow (BSE, CJD) has been responsible for the deaths of 166 people in Britain and 44 elsewhere – and the bright sparks in Canberra have declared it’s okay to import beef products from countries that have reported CJD. For the record that is most countries in Europe and North America. Some years ago I … Continue reading

Burn the Hula Hoops you might get Hooping Cough!

Burning a Hula Hoop because there’s an outbreak of hooping cough is as illogical as some of the hysteria that has ensued in the past week over the Mexican-unleashed A/H1N1 flu virus.  If you haven’t caught up, that was erroneously called Swine Flu last week, or if you caught the gleeful front page of Sydney’s … Continue reading