/ 03 May 2021

Apropos of Nothing – COVID-adjacent edition

Vaccinations are all the rage, which is why Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt paused yesterday to mark a milestone. Australia’s childhood vaccination rates for 5yos for all those nasties like diphtheria and whooping cough is 95.22% – a record high. For Indigenous kids, it’s at 97.26%. The WHO gold standard is 86%, so go us.

America’s confidence is rising, so to speak, after a tough winter of COVID. Condom manufacturer Durex says sales are up almost 25% in the 4 weeks to mid-April compared to the same period last year.

Also strutting his stuff is former UK PM Tony Blair and his grey mullet. Commentators blame a surge in older blokes reclaiming the long hair of their yoof on Britain’s 3-month lockdown. “In a way, Tony has his finger on the pulse, but then there’s a reason he won 3 consecutive elections,” said grooming expert Lee Kynaston.

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