June put us into the 6th month since the genome of the new coronavirus was sequenced and made available to the world. That basically fired the starting gun for the race to a vaccine: 12 to 18 months, was the fastest it could take, we've been told. My overview post for the status as the 6th month began, at Absolutely Maybe – Covid-19 Vaccine Race, Month 6: First Emergency Use & Phase 3 Trials. And then another, on those at phase 3 trial stage, through the lens of those trials and the interim results of their earlier trials: The Clinical Trial Results Stampede Begins: Covid-19 Vaccine Race, Month 7.

Also on Covid-19 vaccines: my thoughts about the dangers of misleading and unchallenged marketing hype about their adverse effects, at WIRED. (And I go into the ethics and evidence on this in the above "Month 7" post.)

Also at Absolutely Maybe, thoughts on a hyped observational study of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: Study Publications Must Be Up-To-Date in Covid Time.

It's a Covid-19 theory that went viral: women leaders were handling the pandemic better than their male counterparts. Now, I've got Jacinda-Ardern-envy, too, but I think this is a bias bonfire. I explain why at WIRED: What the data really says about women leaders and the pandemic.

After a bit of popular demand, I wrote a post about the Ioannidis debates, at Absolutely Maybe: Science Heroes and Disillusion.

And I was on the Australian Medical Students' Association podcast, talking with Daryl Goh, Adam Dunn, and Kieran Kennedy on misinformation in health (71 minutes on Spotify).




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