The Skeptic Zone

The Skeptic Zone #459 - 6.Aug.2017

August 5, 201760 min
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Australia is one of many countries that have water fluoridation programs currently operating, however there are forces at work trying to remove this important health initiative. 0:15:00 Professor Stefan sojka The 'eat less' diet! 0:16:23 VaXXed on Tour in Australia We report on some of the media coverage of this anti-vaccination crusade. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-26/school-tricked-into-allowing-anti-vaxxer-film-screening/8745154 http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/08/01/anti-vax-film-screened-at-anu https://www.immunisationfoundation.org.au/light-for-riley http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/inside-the-antivaccination-cult/news-story/10ba867d15778a30d88b3ae4ed262a05 http://www.2gb.com/podcast/ray-hadley-bars-anti-vaxxers-for-life https://omny.fm/shows/mornings-with-neil-mitchell/neil-mitchell-speaks-with-dr-john-cunningham-about https://christianporter.dss.gov.au/media-releases/no-jab-no-pay-lifts-immunisation-rates 0:32:00 Interview with Ann Reid #3 This week Ann Reid from the National Center for Science Education in the USA tells us about the work she conducted into sequencing the genome of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Virus. https://ncse.com/ 0:45:18 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Ben Lewis Turns out T-Rex was only capable of a 20km/hr power walk, not a flat out sprint. It would still probably catch you though. bit.ly/2ualQW8 0:46:52 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson ANTI-VAXERS and vaccination slackers suffering from preventable diseases are clogging ­Australia’s hospitals and putting a massive burden on the public health purse. People with vaccine-­preventable diseases spent a total of 338,686 days in hospital across the nation in 2015-16, new figures reveal. (by Jane Hansen) http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/patients-lacking-vaccination-spend-on-average-nearly-week-in-hospital/news-story/1a04add4738309c9ae6b503c30fd45d9 Also... Richard Saunders and Tim Medham - late night radio segment http://www.2gb.com/?s=Skeptics Maynard and Bunga Bunga may

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