The Goose Money Box, picture 14

Martha takes her golden egg to the pet shop “‘A golden egg?’ said the man in the pet shop. ‘For that puppy? A golden egg for that puppy? Five hundred quid, that puppy’s worth! Haven’t you got any real money? I don’t swop puppies for eggs! What kind of gold is it? Is it proper goose gold? A real golden egg, from a proper magical goose? Oh, all right. It’s a deal.'”

From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.

Dr Hairy’s Podcast No 8

https://www.drhairy.org/index.php/dr-hairys-research-podcasts

Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss articles from The Guardian, Digital Health and the BMJ. To sign the People’s Vaccine petition, go to https://actions.oxfam.org/international/covid-19-vaccine/petition/.

The People’s Vaccine

There was an item on the news a couple of days ago to the effect that Russia was trying to steal the secrets of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine. ‘Why is that an issue?’ I thought. ‘Shouldn’t they be sharing that research anyway?’

Then I came across an article in the Guardian – which many of you have probably already seen – saying exactly that: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/23/world-needs-coronavirus-vaccine-big-pharma-monopoly-astrazeneca-patent-pandemic

I went looking to see if there was a petition I could sign, and I found one on the Oxfam website. Here’s what they say: “Nearly everyone on the planet will need the COVID-19 vaccine to stay safe from the virus. Pls sign this petition to demand a commitment is made to make it free for everyone. #PeoplesVaccine https://actions.oxfam.org/international/covid-19-vaccine/petition/

Please sign it, and encourage other people to sign it, if you’ve got the time!