COVID19

The Journal of Adolescent Health published a study on August 11, by faculty from Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco, with senior author Bonnie Halpern-Felsher. Four thousand adolescents and young adults age 13-24 years were asked...
The quango has been responsible for many critical failures over the course of this pandemic As we reported on Sunday, Public Health England (PHE) is to be abolished and replaced by a German-style pandemic response agency....
A pandemic is not necessarily a great time to scrap the body charged with managing pandemics “Astrong, capable, co-ordinated, united and efficient public-health agency that rivals any in the world,” was the verdict of a review...
Public Health England has been scrapped less than six months after the COVID-19 pandemic began as the government announced it would be 'brought together' with the NHS test and trace programme and the UK's Joint...
The government’s desire to pass the buck could put more lives in danger The decision to scrap Public Health England in the middle of a pandemic that has claimed 65,000 British lives is cynical and wrong....
What was Public Health England? PHE was established in April 2013 as part of the controversial health reforms started by Lord Lansley, when he was the health secretary. As an “executive agency” of the Department of...
Long-term cigarette smoking is associated with a number of serious diseases, but not COVID-19. In fact, numerous studies demonstrate that smokers are far less likely to be diagnosed with coronavirus than are non-smokers. In June, Konstantinos...
Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus, Canada’s chief medical officer said on Wednesday, adding that going solo remains the lowest risk sexual option in...
Dr. Kulvinder Gill advocated using hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus. It's not effective, studies say Ontario doctor Kulvinder Kaur Gill has been criticized by fellow physicians and others after a series of tweets that they say spread misinformation...
A startling investigation into how a cheap, well-known drug became a political football in the midst of a pandemic Early in the coronavirus pandemic, a survey of the world’s frontline physicians showed hydroxychloroquine to be the drug they...