When Martha wakes up in the morning, her goose has laid a golden egg. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
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 world needs a ‘people’s vaccine’ for coronavirus, not a big-pharma monopoly’, The Guardian, 23rd July 2020 (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/23/world-needs-coronavirus-vaccine-big-pharma-monopoly-astrazeneca-patent-pandemic)
- ‘Code for Ireland’s Covid Tracker app given to global public health project’, Digital Health, 23rd July 2020 (https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/07/code-for-irelands-covid-tracker-app-given-to-global-public-health-project/)
- ‘Covid-19: Timing is critical for antibody tests, finds Cochrane review’, BMJ, m2420
- ‘Has Sweden’s controverial covid-19 strategy been successful?’, BMJ, m2376
- ‘Presentingclinicalfeaturesondarkerskin:fiveminuteswith. . . MaloneMukwende’, BMJ, m2578
- ‘The healthiness and sustainability of food based dietary guidelines’, BMJ, m2417
- ‘Food Planet Health: Summary report of the EAT-Lancet Commission’ (https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/eat-lancet-commission-summary-report/)
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!
Martha puts the last of the money into the goose money box. Nothing happens, except that that evening, while she’s lying in bed, all the geese from the lake fly up and down outside her window, honking derisively. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
A short review of The Goose Money Box has just been published by The Children’s Bookshelf – https://www.instagram.com/p/CCrk4qyHj9m/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
When Martha shouts for him, up comes the goblin – rather grumpy, because she’s interrupted him in the middle of his tea. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
Martha goes to the goblin’s hollow tree-stump and shouts for him: ‘Goblin! Goblin! Come up at once!’. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
Martha goes to the lake, where she’s infuriated to find that all the geese are gobbling goose treats and honking with laughter. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
When the goose money box comes back from its flight, Martha finds it on her windowsill surrounded by wrappers. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
http://www.drhairy.org/index.php/dr-hairys-research-podcasts –Dr David Hindmarsh and myself discuss articles from the Observer and the BMJ. Subjects under discussion this month, as for the last couple of months, are all connected to the Covid-19 outbreak – what’s going to happen now that we’re coming out of lockdown? Are we going to get a ‘second wave’?
- ‘Germany may have more immunological dark matter’, The Observer, 31/5/20
- ‘All cause mortality/Covid-19 in Nembro, Lombardy’, BMJ m1835
- ‘Too slow and fundamentally flawed’, BMJ m2246
- ‘Can the UK emulate S Korea’s approach to Covid-19?’, BMJ m2084