SCIENCE

When a new and mysterious virus emerged in the middle of China in late 2019, no one from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention was stationed there to investigate the outbreak. Since 2017, the CDC had...
I never expected to be writing something like this. I am an ordinary person, recently semi-retired from a career in the pharmaceutical industry and biotech, where I spent over 30 years trying to solve problems...
Donald Trump reportedly slammed the nation’s leading infectious disease expert as an ‘idiot’ and ‘a disaster’ during a phone call. The president had a call with campaign staff on Monday morning, while some reporters listened in...
Progress on global health and the worldwide economy has regressed, Gates Foundation report finds. In only half a year, the coronavirus pandemic has wiped out decades of global development in everything from health to the economy. Progress...
Tina Namiesniowski says she needs to 'take a break' and 'step aside so someone else can step up' The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is stepping down only 18 months into the...
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....