That is what our Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, and I totally agree with his view. It is time to think of an exit strategy from lockdown.

Last weekend, there were mass protests on anti-lockdown across Australia. …


With Steve, I have a lot of memories that go back 30 years. In the early 1990s, when I joined Professor John Eisman’s group working in the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study, John showed me a list of work that I should read, and Steve’s papers were on the top of…


Covid vaccination is a controversial topic that I don’t want to venture into. Here, I would like to argue that when you decide to have a jab, it means that you do a community service.

Many Australians (perhaps up to 30%) are reluctant to take a jab for Covid-19 [1]…


Sydney has entered another phase of lockdown, and we are repeatedly told by our political leaders and health authorities that their decisions were guided by science. They even assure us that lockdowns work. Well, I beg to differ.

I must admit that I have been increasingly uncomfortable with the ongoing…


A friend of mine is hesitant to take an AstraZeneca (AZ) jab, because he believes that the vaccine is less effective and has higher risk of blood clot than Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine. He is not alone, many Australians, including the educated ones, hold the same view. I beg to differ…


You bet. Health authorities and experts keep reminding us that delta variant represents the ‘greatest threat’ to the nation’s effort of eliminating Covid-19. Some experts even warned us that the Delta variant is deadlier than the original Alpha variant. …


I am an executive member of the Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO), a non-profit organization that aims at developing solutions to osteoporosis care in the Asia Pacific region. In this blog entry, I explore the relationship between osteoporotic fracture and mortality that is not widely appreciated in the medical…


The unfortunate post-vaccinated death of a 48 yr old woman last week has raised concerns about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine (Vaxzevria). Here, I offer my interpretation of the risk in terms of micromort, and then my analysis of risk and benefit of the vaccination program.

Quantifying risk in…


It is well established that patients with a hip fracture have increased mortality risk. A recent analysis of Norway registry data by my friend, Haakon Meyer, and his colleagues show that hip fracture patients living alone would suffer a greater risk of death than those living with a partner [1]…


For decades, stem cell therapy and stem cell research have generated much hope and controversy for the public and scientific community alike. While the controversy is still raging, the publication of ‘Flesh Made New’, a popular science book, is a timely contribution. …

Tuan Nguyen

osteoporosis | epidemiology | genetics | biostatistics | data enthusiast

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