Tag Archives: Public

For the COVID-vaccinated in Canada, a void in public health advice: ‘They seem to be working on it’

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada With 9.5 million combined doses due to be delivered by the end of March, many will soon be wondering, I’ve had my shot, now what? Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: Mar 25, 2021  •  3 days ago  •  4 minute read  •  175 Comments “It’s a little… Read More »

Public health experts are being political over protests and the coronavirus, and they should be. – Slate

Physicians march with people protesting police brutality on June 6, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images An open letter from public health experts this week sparked a lot of news coverage and more than a few claims of hypocrisy. Drafted by infectious disease experts at the University of Washington in response to the many… Read More »

Like the flu? Trump’s coronavirus messaging confuses public, pandemic researchers say

(Reuters) – The coronavirus is not as bad as the seasonal flu. President Donald Trump is not worried about having had direct exposure to the virus. The United States is in far better shape than other countries. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) gives news reporters hand sanitizer following a Senate hearing on the… Read More »

How one bit of medical jargon fuels public confusion about cancer treatments

Most new cancer treatments haven’t been proven to help patients live longer or feel better. Instead they delay the growth of tumors — which may be faster to measure but doesn’t necessarily indicate a tangible benefit for patients. But you wouldn’t grasp that sobering fact from some recent news coverage: A headline in the UK’s… Read More »

Viewpoints: Just A Few Days Into 2020 Reveal The Tragic Public Health Dangers Of Guns; Why Can’t U.S. Completely Move Away From Criminal Approach To Marijuana?

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health issues and others. The Washington Post: Gun Reality Vs. Gun Fantasy In Virginia Let’s talk reality and fantasy in Virginia. Just minutes into New Year’s Day, it rained glass inside Justin Tate’s car, as a celebratory bullet shot into the sky at midnight fell back to the… Read More »