Submission to the TGA on CBD


Masks to be made legally required under Science Party Eden-Monaro candidate plan

Dr James Jansson has PhD in mathematical modelling of HIV epidemiology from UNSW and is the Science Party candidate for Eden-Monaro.

Today I make public my call for masks to be made a legal requirement as part of the social distancing rules in situations where many people congregate together. This move is to save lives and save the economy. It will greatly increase most freedoms through prevention of spread of COVID-19. 

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James Jansson: Position on the brumbies

The Science Party does not have a formal position on the brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park, however the Science Party has the following policies:
- Environmental protection policy, in particular the commitment to protecting our native forests
- Our strong animal welfare policy 

My personal position is that there is evidence that brumbies cause some environmental harm to the national park, and as such control measures are appropriate. Doing so in a humane way should be considered. I believe that current attempts to relocate the horses to controlled farm environments are appropriate, especially where individuals may find it economically viable or personally fulfilling to do so. I am not opposed to shooting the animals, however it should be done in the most humane way possible to minimise suffering. 


The #BLM protesters can teach Australians about COVID-19 safety

Mask use was high, making COVID-19 transmission risk low

There's been a lot of outrage about attending a protest during an epidemic. While it is tempting to simply point out that shopping centres, parks and beaches were similarly packed on that day, there is something that the #BlackLivesMatter protesters did better than average Australians.

They overwhelmingly wore masks.

You should too, because they work, and could help us eliminate COVID-19. 

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NSW wage freeze shows Liberals are bad economic managers

Pausing public sector wages will depress the economy and make the recovery slower. 

Gladys Berejiklian said all public sector wages will be frozen for 12 months, claiming "Every spare dollar we have and every dollar we don't have currently we need to spend in health and obviously also in jobs and job security." [1]

But by cutting already-agreed wage increases, the government is doing the opposite of spending on "jobs and job security".

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James Jansson, candidate for the Eden-Monaro 2020 by-election

"I'm running in this election because it is one of the most important of our generation. Years of cuts to science, cuts to the welfare system and misplaced national security laws are actively being put to the test right now. The Liberal Party's status quo for running the country has been shown to be inhumane and insufficient, and the Labor Party has found itself to be an uninspiring opposition".

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COVIDSafe app should NOT replace your current COVID-19 response.

A lot of people are promoting the idea of using the COVIDSafe app, but its efficacy is likely to be weak and it won't stop you from getting sick, only help prevent you spreading to others. Current hygiene, social distancing, testing and contact tracing are likely to be the most effective way to stop this epidemic.

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Recommendations 22nd March

These are the Science Party's policy recommendations as of 22nd March, 2020. As the situation changes, so will our response.

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Social distancing is looking after each other

In this video, our initial advice response to the COVID-19 pandemic is to look after each other by practising physical social distancing, and not to panic but to take this seriously as an unfolding public health issue of great concern. We will be updating our responses at the situation changes.

thumbnail of YouTube video: Go Hard, Go Early, And Look After Each Other

Video: Go Hard, Go Early, And Look After Each Other

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Celebrity COVID19 infections should prompt community baseline infection testing and mortality modelling

We need to get a baseline on the true community infection mortality rate by performing experiments immediately. With multiple high-profile confirmed COVID19 infections (including politicians, sports stars and actors), but tiny confirmed community infections in the US, UK and Australia, it is quite possible that the reported community infection rate is much, much lower than the true rate. The community rate could be 10X, 100X or maybe even 1000X the currently reported levels due largely to the lack of testing.

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