How valid is the idea of a vaccine passport?

With the news that Israel is already rolling out vaccine passports to those who have proffered their arm to a needle containing the Covid-19 vaccine, the issue of vaccine passports … Continue reading How valid is the idea of a vaccine passport?

Tonight At 21:56 – Celebrities launch campaign to urge ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITIES to #TAKETHEVACCINE with landmark 3½ Minute television broadcast

·     Independent video which features stars encouraging vaccine uptake is set for TV roadblock with simultaneous broadcast on Thursday 18th February at 21:56. ·     Video will air in full on commercial broadcasters ITV, … Continue reading Tonight At 21:56 – Celebrities launch campaign to urge ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITIES to #TAKETHEVACCINE with landmark 3½ Minute television broadcast

Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

A new website vows to tackle what it calls Covid scepticism in whatever form it takes. Run by a team including a psychologist, a Conservative MP and a Superforecaster, Covidfaq.co … Continue reading Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

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Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

It’s less than a week before children across England are due to return to school. With the government steadfast in insisting they will all go back, what are teachers feeling … Continue reading Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

BARNARDO’S Offers HELPLINE For ASIAN AND BLACK FAMILIES Impacted By COVID-19 Ahead Of New England-wide Lockdown

Helpline provides therapeutic support, a live web chat facility, and a lifeline to communities struggling to deal with issues such as sickness and bereavement, rising hate crime and loss of support … Continue reading BARNARDO’S Offers HELPLINE For ASIAN AND BLACK FAMILIES Impacted By COVID-19 Ahead Of New England-wide Lockdown

So different from the hospital environment

In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

Wales declares retail therapy a sin: regional Coronavirus lockdown latest

What pandemonium awaits Welsh retail workers today, ahead of the 17 day “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford?

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Disabled children: inhumane treatment under the blanket of Coronavirus

As parents across England and Wales prepare their children for a return to school that will look so different to such a large proportion of attendees, so many of us … Continue reading Disabled children: inhumane treatment under the blanket of Coronavirus

Fighting obesity against the backdrop of Coronavirus – what’s the answer?

Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues

The long and difficult road to recovery – why Coronavirus isn’t always over in a fortnight

More and more evidence is coming to light that “long Covid”, as it’s commonly known amongst people battling it, is not just in their heads. Despite the stigma of the longer term suffering and the reported ignorance from the healthcare professionals they have struggled to gain recognition from, prominent voices from the medical community are finally looking into this phenomena.