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I am surprised and shocked to find that Cook Islands News has decided on a policy of not allowing non de plume names for letters to the editor. In a small place like Rarotonga you have curtailed an important source of disclosure and community discussion and I am totally disgusted by your new policy.
Last week I attended the Health Conference in Rarotonga. My mother is from Areora village in Atiu and I am an Auckland anaesthetist.
Thomas Wynne’s column “In Sickness and in Health” (Opinion, July 13) states: “one cannot look at our history from 1915 to 1965 and dismiss the critical role ... our Ariki and Mataiapo have played in where we are today”.
The merit of “anolyte” is its ability to kill germs, bacterium, protozoa, and viruses, unlike chlorine which fails to eliminate all the major nasty bugs, and just ends up smelling and tasting of the chemical chlorine.
The problem with statistics is they can be taken out of context and used to misrepresent the whole, as we have seen with the chlorine debate.