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This Chick Wants You To Believe 'Sperm Smoothies' Prevent COVID-19

There are no words.

At this point, we’ve heard it all when it comes to crazy COVID-19 cures. People have touted everything from hard drugs to excessive booze consumption, and a very dodgy-sounding ‘miracle mineral solution’ as the cure to coronavirus – and so far, they’ve all be shutdown as BS by medical experts and governments alike. These baseless claims reached boiling point recently when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested injecting people with disinfectant to try and get rid of COVID-19. However – no ‘cure’ has made us collectively cringe in disgust as much as this woman, who has been ‘fighting’ off COVID-19 with sperm smoothies.

Hear all about these hilarious ‘cures’ and ’causes’ below:

Yes, you read that correctly. SPERM SMOOTHIES.

Instagram influencer, bodybuilder and mum of two Tracy Kiss says she’s been ingesting her boyfriend’s sperm at least four times a week and even uses it as a facial at least once a month. In an interview with The Sun, Kiss said, “the purity of it is just wonderful.”

“People are stocking up on pasta, but really it’s about looking at your health and what goes into your body,” she said.

According to Closer Online, Kiss also claimed she’s been drinking sperm smoothies for four years and she’s “never felt better.”

“I’m never ill, either,” she said. “In this pandemic, I’m not really concerned about getting the illness, as my immune system is so strong.”

“More people should consider it. There’s no need to feel freaked out – it’s completely natural and has worked wonders for me. I feel no embarrassment about it all. Why should I?”

It might be natural, but according to Dr. Sarah Jarvis, the idea of drinking sperm smoothies “doesn’t have the slightest nugget of science behind it and is frankly extremely worrying.”

“There is absolutely no benefit to drinking semen from one known ‘donor’ even when you know everything about their sexual history,” she told The Sun.

“But if you are taking in semen from more than one person, you would run the risk of sexually transmitted infections as well.”

Dr. Jarvis went on to say that the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is through thorough hand-washing and avoiding contact with others as much as possible. 

It’s super simple, so why are people complicating with other nonsensical COVID-19 ‘cures’?

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You’re Right, There Are Many Security Questions About The COVIDSafe App

Over one million Aussies have downloaded it already.

Barely a day has passed since the Australian Government released its COVIDSafe App and according to the ABC, more than 1.13 million Australians have already downloaded it.

The COVIDSafe app has been designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by finding close contacts of confirmed cases. The Department of Health states that the app will help “state and territory health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.”

If someone tests positive and agrees to having their phone information uploaded, state and territory health officials can access that information and help alert those who may need to quarantine and get tested. 

The COVIDSafe App will speed up the process of finding and contacting people who are at risk of contracting COVID-19, but it also comes with many security concerns.

Credit: App Store

The Guardian reports that the app will store “21 days of data of people you have come into contact with.” The data will be held on your phone during that period of time and only uploaded to a government server “in the event you test positive for coronavirus, and then consent for your log to be uploaded to the server.”

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Pauline Wright, the President of the Law Council of Australia, has stated that the COVIDSafe App would need to follow a “series of core principles” to maintain privacy. Among those principles, Wright mentioned adoption of a voluntary ‘opt-in’ model, limits on the amount of personal info collected, prohibition on secondary use or disclosure of that info, and limited use of “de-identified” info for specified public health purposes. 

There are also concerns around the app’s performance on iPhones. According to Government Services Minister Stuart Robert, if your iPhone is in low-power mode, “it reduces the background app refresh” which may impact “contract-tracing capabilities.”

Early reviews also accuse the app of failing to recognise certain users’ mobile numbers:

It’s worth mentioning that downloading the app is completely optional, however the Government has stated that 40% of Australians – or at least 10 million people – need to download the app for it to be successful.

If the government can ensure that the core principles of security are maintained within the app, and it can run effectively on all devices, more Aussies will be inclined to download it and it may help us flatten the curve and ensure lockdowns are lifted sooner rather than later.

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How To Check On Your Mates From Iso This Anzac Day

We might be distant but we can be connected.

There’s no denying the fact that Anzac Day looks a little different this year. Due to the global pandemic and tight government lockdowns, we’re unable to attend the Dawn Service or our local RSLs – but that doesn’t mean we can’t still remember and honour the brave soldiers who fought for our country, and just as importantly, check on our mates.

Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs Don Spinks appeared on the most recent episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…where he shed a little light on the importance of staying connected while social distancing this Anzac Day, and how we can all be there for our mates. Hear about it all below:

“Anzac Day is still on – it hasn’t been cancelled,” Spinks said. “People are encouraged to remember and reflect in their own personal way.”

“I’m seeing a really positive movement even though people can’t go to the march,” he said. “I still think the spirit is strong. It’s much bigger than one day.”

Whether you give an elderly family member or veteran a call, offer to do their groceries, send your mates a letter, or deliver a homemade batch of Anzac cookies – this year is all about the kind of mateship Don Spinks is so proud of.

“It takes a community to support a veteran and their family,” Spinks said. “What we’re asking people to do tomorrow – call a veteran, check how they’re going, show interest.”

“Mateship is what it’s all about,” he said. “It’s part of our culture – taking care of your mates. It’s a really powerful tool.”

There’s also the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs Distant but Connected initiative that encourages Aussies to reach out to a mate, and contact Open Arms Support on 1800 011 046 if veterans and their family members need someone to talk to. 

If you’re unable to make it out to your driveway, balcony or living room for the broadcasted memorial service at 5am tomorrow, you can take part later in the morning. 

At 11:30am on Anzac Day, Spinks is encouraging all Aussies to pause and reflect for a four-minute commemoration including The Ode, The Last Post, one minute of silence and the Rouse. 

There are plenty of ways we can stay connected, take care of each other and pay our respects this Anzac Day – it’s the little things that make a world of difference. 

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