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The Daily Recap - Tuesday 26th July 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



Tuesday 26th July 2022

Australia's Favourite Family Are Set To Join The Judging Panel Of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under


The most beloved humans of Australia, Robert and Bindi Irwin, are set to be guest judges on the upcoming season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.


“How could we not be involved in a show as fun and iconic as RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under?!” Bindi and Robert Irwin wrote on social media, "we’re big fans and were chuffed to help kick off the new season, especially after Art Simone‘s hilarious Snatch Game impersonation last year!"



Season 2 of Drag Race Down Under will premiere on Stan this Saturday on July 30th.


 

Thousands More People Can Now Donate Blood in Australia


People that lived in the UK during the ‘mad cow disease’ outbreak can now donate blood in Australia.


Since December 2000, people that lived in the UK between 1980 and 1996 couldn’t donate blood in Australia.


It’s expected more than 750,000 Australians can now potentially donate blood.


However it’s important to note - bisexual men, gay men, and trans women are still affected by the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s discriminatory policies.


They cannot give blood in Australia if they have had sex with men in the past three months.


 

In The Coming Months Almost Half A Million People In Australia Will Be Suffering Symptoms Of Long Covid


According to reports, Australia is facing a surge in long COVID cases.


Researchers say around five per cent of those infected with COVID-19 will develop long COVID.


The disease is said to affect mostly women and people in the healthcare and education sectors (where the employees are comprised mostly of women).

Executive director and cardiologist at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Professor Jason Kovacic, says in the coming months almost half a million people will be suffering from long term symptoms.


He says long COVID will have serious impacts on hospitals, airlines, public transport and the entire community.


 

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