DNA, RNA and …CEO

These days, scientific acronyms like DNA and RNA have been slipping glibly off people’s tongues almost as often as business related acronyms such as CEO and CFO… If you’re curious about the headline for this article, it was chosen because a certain high profile CEO has been recorded using the acronyms “DNA” and “RNA” in…

Does the NZ datasheet for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”) provide sufficient information to facilitate informed decision making?

Published 13 February 2021 Article at a glance Introduction On February 3, 2021, NZ’s pharmaceutical medicines regulator, Medsafe, gave provisional approval for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine “COMIRNATY” to be used in NZ and published a datasheet for the vaccine on its website.  The vaccine was given provisional approval even though a major clinical trial of the…

Is Ivermectin the “miracle drug” that could end the Covid-19 pandemic?

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 has caused massive disruption to most people’s lives – and loss of life around the world from Covid-19.  However, one of the positives of the pandemic has been the dedicated research into ways to prevent and treat this new viral infection; research which has encompassed nutrients such as vitamins C and…

New Zealand and Australia Covid-19 vaccine Q&A

There are likely to be Covid-19 vaccines available in New Zealand and Australia as early as March 2021. Basic information about these vaccines is presented below in a Q&A format.  NB: References and notes may be found at the end of this article. Q:  Covid-19 is caused by a coronavirus known as “SARS-CoV-2”.  Have vaccines…