Category: health

The Djokovic Saga

I have to weigh in on the Djokovic saga.

“Please don’t” I hear you say.

Tough!

So the initial decision to allow him to enter Australia unvaccinated was a slap in the face to millions of Australians who can’t go interstate either because they are unvaccinated or because of over zealous governments exercising their tyrannical strength.

But then less than 24 hours the Federal Government intervenes and cancels his Visa.

This is embarrassing!

Why is the Federal Government picking on Djokovic? The Government has easily provided exemptions to other celebrities during peak Covid so why cracking down on Djokovic?

The fact he is unvaccinated should not be a reason.

Initially, rushing him in and granting him a Visa exemption is not the answer either as it is a slap in the face to many Aussies.

But there is a solution….

The Government could ensure that he (and all unvaccinated persons) takes a PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days and if still negative then proceed to grant him his Visa. The fact he is unvaccinated is a scapegoat for the Government to act discriminately.

So you are a COVID-19 antivaxxer, then why did you get it? You are a sellout!

This comment is said to me by many people – both pro covid vaxxers and anti covid vaxxers.

Paul Joseph Watson calls me a sheep.
“Keep complying sheep”

‘Friends’ call me a sellout!
“So much for your principles, sellout!”

The fact is, I do have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine. The safety and long term effects of this mRNA technology needs to be explored more before Governments mandates it.

But thats a story for another day.

The fact I did get the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine does not make me a sell out.

As a condition of my employment I had no choice but to get the COVID-19 Vaccine otherwise my employment would be terminated.

“So why didn’t you stand your ground?”

Good question. When you are married, have a mortgage, a child, two dogs, two cars and have to find money to put a meal on the table to live, giving up your job is not something that can be decided on a whim.

“Well why don’t you look for another job?”

Another great question. I didn’t spend over $35,000 on a degree to work in a sector that would make me earn significantly less than what I am already earning. Also, most employers request their staff to be double vaccinated so finding another job would be difficult

“But don’t you have questions about the safety of the Vaccine so why did you get it?”

I do have questions about the safety and long term effects of mRNA Vaccines. Many scientists have raised these concerns and have been shut down by mainstream media and big tech. The fact that anyone who questions COVID-19 Vaccine is shut down, should raise more questions. Now, at the end of the day it is a toss up between…

Losing your livelihood, potentially facing bankruptcy
or
risk any adverse effects from the COVID-19 Vaccine.

It is like choosing which cancer would you prefer to have..
Prostate Cancer or Bone Cancer?

“It is people like you is the reason why we have vaccine mandates because you don’t stand up”

I don’t buy that.

There are other methods to stand up for what you believe in. Being involve in protests, supporting a freedom movement and voting for a political party that promotes freedom and prosperity has a larger impact.

What are you thoughts? Am I a sellout? if so, why? Happy to hear your thoughts.

Social Justice Warriors target ‘OBESE’

Western Civilisation has a problem with overweight people. As a fat man myself I understand the risks involved in being fat such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In Australia this is putting extra burden on our health system costing approximately $21billion in 2005[1], this figure can be assumed to have increased in 2017.  It is important for doctors to be able to tell their patients that they are overweight or for the mega fat – obese.

The social justice warriors within NSW Health have designed new guidelines to make it ‘offensive’ for doctors to tell their patients that they are overweight [2]. They want doctors to use friendly terms such as:

“Well above healthy weight”

They also do not want doctors to say “Skinny” or “malnourished” because these apparently stigmatise a condition and may significantly offend an individual.

The idea to tell a patient that they are obese is suppose to be a wake up call. As mentioned fat people are costing society, the taxpayer, billions of dollars in both direct and in direct health costs not to mention the emotional aspect it causes on family and friends if an individual develops health related complications due to them being fat.

Think about it, if a doctor told you;

“Sir/Madam you are Obese”

or

“Sir/Madam you are well above healthy weight”

Which one is more likely to be a wake up call?

Unfortunately people need strong words or some sort of negative event in their life to change their attitudes. Often people who have experienced a heart attack and have had either Stents put in or a By-pass, change their lifestyle because they have had an epiphany during their event.

This folly by NSW Health just demonstrates that our government departments have been taken over by social justice warriors. It has nothing to do about making life better, in fact this change will make fat people fatter, increase cost to our health system, and make it harder for doctors to actually treat patients. Shame on NSW Health, and shame on the NSW alleged conservative Government for allowing such nonsense to take place.

Warning! The Therapeutic Goods Administration has just increased your health costs.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on 20th December 2016 announced that as of 1st February 2018, pharmacological products that contain Codeine will no longer be available over the Counter. Individuals with chronic pain will now be required to go to their General Practioner every time they need to restock on this essential analgesia. The reasons for making Codeine a prescription drug is because the TGA believes Codeine is addictive and has overall negative side effects. As Codeine has opioid qualities it does provide seekers an avenue for abuse. As for the side effects the TGA believes that it can be potentially detrimental to elderly patients which can often result in decreased renal function, increased falls and fractures and medication errors. Other people than can be affected by Codeine include paediatrics, people with liver issues and pregnant women.

The concern for dependency is real however the concern of potential side effects of codeine does not warrant it to be taken off our shelves. Paracetamol for example is a very Hepatotoxic drug when taking in large quantities, therefore those who have had a liver transplant or chronic liver disease are often advised to not take Paracetamol.

As codeine does have dependency qualities it is important that both Government and other health agencies work together to find a solution to avoid people from abusing Codeine, unfortunately this does require time and a lot of work but it’s not worth punishing the majority of people who do the right thing by taking it off our shelves.

As we live in a world where we need to be frugal with our finances, this decision by the TGA will do nothing but harm the patients they want to protect. According to the Department of Health in 2015/16 average patient contribution to their own health costed them $58.49 per service. Approximately 78.2% of services bulk billed. Health costs are already high and given the natural rate of inflation by 2018 one can assume these costs will be even higher. Thanks to the TGA, patients now will need to visit their GP more often just for a script which otherwise could have been sorted over the counter.