2 Million

When numbers get higher and higher, they become more and more meaningless and incomprehensible. The numbers lose value, and the shock element that might have been present at the start begins to fade away. The difference between 2 million and 1 million seems oddly small. Or maybe that’s just me? It’s hard for my brain…

Let’s Talk About Vaping

Are you really a cool teenager if you don’t vape? Are you really part of the popular group if you don’t inhale vapour and blow the smoke out into the air? ‘Vaping’ has become a worldwide trend, however; with limited information available regarding the practice, how should we approach this behaviour? A crime, a strong…

Top 10 Moments of 2020!

There will be only one word that comes to mind when people reflect on 2020 in the future. COVID-19. It started being reported in January, and in December the virus was still spreading as rapidly as ever, with no sign of it slowing down in 2021 with vaccines only starting to be produced. Although 2020…

What Went Wrong in Europe?

233,000 cases. 219,000 cases. Now you may think those are the number of cases over the past two days around the world. However, they are just the number of COVID-19 cases in Europe over the last two days. Europe is suffering one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 ever seen, and it looks like many…

1 Million

Usually, the number 1,000,000 is used in a positive context. Maybe your favourite content creator reached 1 million followers on YouTube or Instagram. Maybe someone earnt a million dollars through their job or through an unanticipated event. Or perhaps a million was used to describe how many people were watching a sporting event. In most…

Sorry Scott, You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Scott Morrison wants to show no compassion to one group of people, but immense compassion to another side. Unfortunately, Prime Minister, you can’t have it both ways. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has been a long-term champion of strong border policy. He rose to national prominence for vigorously enforcing Australia’s extreme approach to asylum seekers…

Suppression or Elimination?

We were so close. So close to not only flattening the curve but obliterating the curve. Now, we are facing a second wave. For some states such as Western Australia and South Australia, their persistence with border closures means that they can now move freely within their state. However, for Victoria and now possibly New…

Anti-Vaxxers: A Fundamentally Flawed Movement

Stop. I was going to save my breathe on this atrocity, but I’ve had enough. This movement is fundamentally flawed. Anti-vaxxers argue that immunisations are dangerous, they are not. Do I need to say anything more? How many scientific studies, medical professionals, vaccination experts and government advertisement are required to understand that immunisations SAVE lives?…

America’s Coronavirus Failure

America’s coronavirus response has been a catastrophic disaster. Leaders, obviously upset at the lack of sport currently being played, have decided to take part in a new sport, the blame game. An utterly meaningless and futile process whereby no one takes responsibility, and thousands continue to suffer. Well, President Trump, the buck stops with you,…

Why we need STRICTER restrictions

Many people around the world are calling for an easing of restrictions. Shouldn’t we at least start to open up some areas? The worst of the virus is in the past, right? If we have learnt anything from this pandemic it should be 2 things, COVID-19 is highly contagious and can be deadly. 3 months…