January 12, 2024

When the Senate Select Committee on Covid handed down its final report in April 2022, several failures in Australia’s pandemic response were identified. In total, 19 recommendations were made including: ‘The Committee recommends that a Royal Commission be established to examine Australia’s response to the Covid pandemic to inform preparedness for future
Since the 1960s, an incestuous relationship appears to have evolved between teaching and research institutions, governing bodies including boards and regulators, and pharmaceutical companies. Unfortunately, many clinicians remain ignorant of this.
Some 10 per cent of all deaths are attributed to diabetes. Diabetes is also well recognised as one of the major risk factors for severe Covid and Covid deaths but we heard nothing about this during the ’pandemic’.

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