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Australia’s surgical abortion rate is dropping by 5.1% per year as access to abortion drugs improves

The rate of surgical abortions nationally has declined by 5.1% per year since the listing of mifepristone/misoprostol (medical abortion) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in 2013, according to research published by the Medical Journal of Australia. “It is difficult to estimate the abortion rate in Australia, as most states do not routinely report abortion data […]

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Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter SARS-CoV-2

Both surgical and cotton masks were found to be ineffective for preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19. A study conducted at two hospitals in Seoul, South Korea, found that when COVID-19 patients coughed into either type of mask, droplets of virus were released to the environment and external mask […]