COVID19

The devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland set their own separate rules for managing the threat of coronavirus - but in each part of the UK, the police must enforce them. It is against...
Processing and transportation breakdowns, panic buying threaten vulnerable nations; ‘a food crisis with lots of food’ The coronavirus pandemic hit the world at a time of plentiful harvests and ample food reserves. Yet a cascade of...
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is concerned by statements made by Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang, while referencing a release from the World Health Organization (WHO). "Quite simply, smoking and vaping may...
Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned of serious consequences if US states reopen before building capacity to deal with new Covid-19 outbreaks.  View the video here.  The...
If nicotine turns out to be useful in treating or preventing COVID-19, we already have access to smoking-cessation products that offer controlled doses of it In the wake of my Monday column on the paradoxical effects of smoking...
The coronavirus crisis has, once more, reminded us all of how much we live in an interdependent world in which what happens in one part of the globe has serious impacts in many other places,...
The Trump administration and state and local governments are wisely suspending regulations to help fight the coronavirus. Many of these rules and regulations were not necessary in the first place, given their tendency to reduce innovation...
A new study investigating correlations between smoking, COVID-19, and a type of lung disease called COPD has found that current smokers are at a higher risk of dying from COVID-19 than non-smokers. The study, published Monday in...
The free course, developed with Bloomberg Philanthropies, is available via Coursera to anyone in the world beginning May 11 A new Coursera class developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is now available to train...
Until there’s a vaccine for the new coronavirus, infectious disease professionals point to digital contact tracing as a key way for authorities to safely lift lockdowns and begin cauterizing the economic, mental health and other personal trauma...