COVID19

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...
In a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration, lawmakers are urging the agency to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The letter, sent to FDA commissioner Dr....
“Being a 21-year-old, I should not be spending six days in the hospital for lung complications,” said one young vaper who survived coronavirus. Before coronavirus, pulmonologists, pediatricians and parents were busy battling a different nationwide health...
As of June 2020, more than 2.1 million people have been infected, and approximately 116,000 have died from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S., and the numbers continue to rise. Both cigarette and electronic...
Marlboro maker Altria says stimulus checks and e-cigarette restrictions are driving sales of traditional cigarettes Americans are smoking more during the coronavirus pandemic because they are spending less on travel and entertainment and have more opportunities...