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Pete Evans' Spruiking Of COVID-19 Psuedoscience Has Finally Come Back To Bite Him Where It Hurts

About damn time.

After hearing the likes of Pete Evans going around shamelessly spruiking his COVID-19 pseudoscience and fake cures involving biochargers, one has to wonder how he’s been getting away with doing such a dangerous thing without any consequences. Well it seems like the universe has had enough of Pete Evans’ rubbish and decided to slap him in the face with some long-overdue karma and a big fine.

Speaking of COVID-19 pseudoscience, the GOAT team talk about some of the ridiculous claims and conspiracies going around on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Pete Evans previously made headlines for a Facebook livestream in which he claimed his $14,990 Biocharger machine thingy was some miracle panacea that could prevent or even cure COVID-19.

Just in case people need to be told, Pete Evans’ ridiculous Biocharger is pure nonsense that’s more likely to birth a unicorn than cure COVID-19 and is nothing more than another example of that dangerous pseudoscience going around.

Unsurprisingly, the Therapeutic Goods Administration looked into Pete Evans’ fake COVID-19 remedy device and decided to slap him with a big $25,200 fine after discovering that his Biocharger thingy was *checks notes* complete bullsh*t.

According to the TGA’s statement, Pete Evans was served two infringement notices for alleged breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, one for his shameless promotion of the Biocharger during his Facebook livestream and one for advertising breaches on his website claiming his machine did things like “proven to restore strength, stamina, co-ordination and mental clarity,”

“Mr Evans allegedly live streamed on his Facebook page, which has more than 1.4 million followers, claims that the device could be used in relation to “Wuhan Coronavirus” – a claim which has no apparent foundation, and which the TGA takes extremely seriously.”

Ouch. Maybe Pete can use his Biocharger to nurse that major burn he just copped. He does claim his miracle machine helps in the “recovery from an injury.”

At a time when you got prominent figures and world leaders sprouting COVID-19 nonsense, like injecting people with disinfectant, seeing someone like Pete Evans get a big dose of justice in the form of fine and a smack from the karma hammer is nice reminder that common sense still exists.

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The Dodgy DIY Sex Toys Coming Out Of COVID-19 Are Worrying

Not everything is a good lube. Just sayin'.

The COVID-19 lockdown has caused dating to become virtually non-existent, resulting in a horny panic and the creation of a new genre of porn. This probably isn’t too surprising given how bored everyone is these days. What’s surprising is how far some people will go to get off because the COVID-19 lockdown has created a spike in sex toys, especially homemade ones.

Speaking of COVID-19 and sex toys, the GOAT team talk about Pornhub’s contribution to relief efforts on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

While sales of sex toys have surged since the COVID-19 lockdown came into effect, horny cash-strapped folk have resorted to homemade solutions. According to OnBuy (as per Dazed), Google searches for DIY sex toys and lube have skyrocketed in the UK with over 23,000 searches in March alone.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with getting off while in COVID-19 isolation, but there are some worrying things coming out of this homemade approach.

It is reported that people have been Googling potential pleasure-giving things like phones with the vibration function cranked up, electric toothbrushes, washing machines, hairbrushes, and of course, cucumbers. Vibrating phones and cucumbers are understandable, but the electric toothbrushes and hairbrushes are a bit… questionable.

Got a question about sex toys (of the non-DIY kind)? The GOAT team has you covered with our ‘Thinking Between The Thighs’ podcast below:

Experts are issuing out warnings for the more adventurous folk who are wondering what would make a good toy and/or lube – i.e those wondering whether things like toothpaste are acceptable alternative fapping tools.

Gynecologist Dr Shree Datta told the Mirror that she’s wouldn’t recommend using homemade sex toys due to “the risk of infection and complications such as retained parts in the vagina.”

As for her thoughts on lube, well she previously warned against using toothpaste because it contains “bleaching agents, peppermint, or scented oils,” and all of these don’t go well inside human orifices because it can be “irritating and abrasive.” You’re probably thinking that this is common sense but you just know there’s someone out there who Googled this.

Speaking of lube (not the toothpaste kind), ‘Thinking Between The Thighs’ has an entire podcast episode dedicated to that very topic:

While Dr Datta isn’t a fan of using homemade sex toys during COVID-19 lockdown, Dr Lauren Streicher, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is a bit more… open-minded shall we say.

Chatting to The New York Post, Dr Streicher says fapping with “things around the house” has been around “since the beginning of time” and it’s perfectly fine as long as you’re sensible.

That means making sure your makeshift dildo/vibrator doesn’t have any sharp edges and using a condom – not because of STDs or pregnancy scares but because you don’t want to go “fishing” if something like a piece of fruit breaks off because it “might be acidic.” Her words.

For those who have questions about sexual fantasies while in isolation, ‘Thinking Between The Thighs’ has you covered:

So in short, COVID-19 isolation is the perfect time to fap away but please be safe and use some common sense if you’re going down the DIY, homemade sex toy approach.

Toothpaste is good for cleaning teeth and not as a lube, and don’t forget to wash your hands before and afterwards.

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Novak Djokovic's Defence Of His Anti-Vax Comments Are A Big Double Fault

Tactical error there, Novak.

In some news that’ll disappoint tennis fans all over the world (except for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal fanatics), Novak Djokovic is a vegan anti-vax believer and is staunchly against getting jabbed with the hypothetical COVID-19 vaccine we’re all patiently waiting for.

In happier COVID-19 news, the GOAT team talk about how Pornhub helping relief efforts on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

This whole anti-vax fustercluck started when Novak Djokovic went on a Facebook live chat with a bunch of fellow Serbian athletes and proceeded to share this “views” on the COVID-19 vaccine.

As per Reuters, Djokovic say he is “personally” opposed to vaccination and “wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel” when the tennis season kicks back up again.

When the topic of vaccines possibly becoming compulsory for tennis pros, especially when a COVID-19 shot becomes a reality, Djokovic basically said he’ll cross that bridge when he gets to it.

“But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. I have my own thoughts about the matter and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know.

“Hypothetically, if the season was to resume in July, August or September, though unlikely, I understand that a vaccine will become a requirement straight after we are out of strict quarantine and there is no vaccine yet.”

Oh boy…

Oh Djokovic, it’s one thing to be a vegan but an anti-vaxxer? Well good luck digging yourself out of this one because that collective groan you heard is the sound of disappointment from millions of fans around the world. The only way is forward at this point, yet the tennis star somehow managed to dig himself even deeper after essentially doubling-down on his stance.

When the New York Times reached out to Djokovic for clarification on his anti-vax comments, he avoided directly answering whether he is opposed to vaccines. Instead, Djokovic sidestepped the question by talking about whether a COVID-19 vaccine would be necessary for travelling overseas.

For what it’s worth, he didn’t exactly rule out getting a COVID-19 vaccine if it was compulsory, though he is still “keeping an open mind.”

“I am no expert, but I do want to have an option to choose what’s best for my body. I am keeping an open mind, and I’ll continue to research on this topic because it is important and it will affect all of us.

“To be honest, just like the rest of the world I am a bit confused. Despite having access to information and resources, I am left in doubt about what could be the best thing to do.”

That’s… not a clarification of any sort, Novak. It’s one thing to be spiritual, but it’s another thing entirely to ignore medical advice from scientists. One just needs to go back to his elbow injury back in 2017, which saw him drop out of the top 10. After trying to rehab it with “alternative” treatments, he went under the knife in 2018. Within a few months, he was world no.1 again. Coincidence? I think not.

Djokovic is going to have to accept reality whenever the tennis season starts back up again. If getting a jab is compulsory to travel, we may see a major backpedal from the Djokovic given how tennis history is on the line with every tournament he, Nadal, and Federer play.

Let’s see if Djokovic is open-minded enough to accept that being a vegan doesn’t hold a candle to a COVID-19 vaccine, and whether he is willing to risk his career and place in tennis history over some ridiculous anti-vaxxer stance.

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