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A new book explains why the first transgender athlete to compete against women at the Olympics has wired-in, unfair advantages

The Tokyo Olympics get underway this week but the women’s weightlifting competition is already mired in controversy. Laurel Hubbard will represent New Zealand in the 87kg+ class and become the first male-born transgender athlete to compete against women at the Olympic Games.  The 43-year-old’s eligibility followed a 2015 ruling by …

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Pregnant women in Australia & New Zealand need not wait until after delivery to get Pfizer jab, updated vaccination advice says

The updated medical advice was issued on Wednesday by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), an expert health panel advising the Australian government, and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Noting that “the risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19 is significantly higher …

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