Sanitiser Sanity

Sanitiser Sanity

There’s concern that the sudden overuse of hand sanitisers during the current pandemic in our attempt to protect ourselves from COVID-19 may be creating an environment where antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms can emerge. Over the past few weeks we’ve...
If it’s not on – it’s not on!

If it’s not on – it’s not on!

For those of us who were teenagers or young adults in the 1980’s and 90’s there is one slogan that probably still rings in our memories that was used to promote Safe Sex, especially in the very scary onslaught and impact of HIV-AIDS as it spread across the world....
Vaccination – it’s not for me, it’s for you

Vaccination – it’s not for me, it’s for you

What’s so important about immunisation or flu vaccines? In the past, I haven’t really considered getting a flu vaccination – after all, I am healthy and have no underlying health conditions. If I get any sort of cold or illness I tend to shake it off...
Outbreaks – Coming to a Place Near You?

Outbreaks – Coming to a Place Near You?

Citizens in Melbourne are now experiencing a scary ‘spike’ in COVID-19 cases, with community-based transmission in play and Government agencies treating this as a major outbreak. Premier Daniel Andrews stated it is ‘a civic duty’ to be tested as Health Workers...