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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Stories about "wi-fi radiation":

Wi-fi paranoia rampant

John Purssey, Mullumbimby. The wi-fi paranoids have again come down from the hills to fabricate a case for its danger. If anyone cares to do a search on wi-fi radiation and health they will find that at the levels of radiation posed by routers and PC-type devices no reputable bodies have found evidence of danger to health.

Wi-fi scare is scientific garbage

A while ago I saw a poster in Mullumbimby detailing the health risks caused by wi-fi. What was particularly interesting was the citation at...

Clarity on sought on wi-fi

Peter Nielsen, Byron Bay. The proposer of town-wide wi-fi for Mullum was asked repeatedly, before and during the community consultation meeting, to provide sufficient details to back up his claim of lower net radiation.

Scheme would lessen radiation

Obi McDonald-Saint, Mullumbimby. The Mullum Wi-Fi proposal would see new hotspots placed in strategic locations about the town creating a blanket wi-fi that could not only be monitored, but also dialled down.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.