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Seasonal and pandemic influenza: 100 years of progress, still much to learn


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Although vaccines have been available for many decades, they remain suboptimal in needing constant redesign and in only providing short-term protection...
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2020-05-25

Dr. Norman Swan


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Dr. Swan's commentary provides a counterpoint and also includes an elemental epidemiological exclamation related to government measures.
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2020-05-23

Improving health outcomes for people in all corners of the world


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Interdependence and collaboration are fundamental to solving the problems that we face as a society.
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2020-05-23

Mathematica On the Evidence COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts.


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Mathematica On the Evidence COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts.
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2020-05-21

The UK’s public health response to covid-19


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Too little, too late, too flawed The UK government and its advisers were confident that they were “well prepared” when covid-19 swept East Asia. The four-pronged plan of 3 March to contain, delay, research, and mitigate was supported by all UK countries and backed, they claimed, by science.1 With over 30 000 hospital and community deaths by 12 May, where did the plan go wrong?2 What was the role of public health in the biggest public health crisis since the Spanish flu of 1918? And what now needs to be done?
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2020-05-18

Controlled Study of face mask effect on COVID-19 transmission


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Controlled Study of face mask effect on COVID-19 transmission from Hong Kong.
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2020-05-17

Report on the COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response.


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Due to COVID-19, most nations around the world have closed schools, including higher education institutions. This will have an effect! The report brings some ideas to the foreground. What will be the consequences be for Medical Education?
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2020-05-14

The WHO Academy has launched its mobile app designed to enable health workers to expand their life-saving skills to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.


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At the site you may downloag the WHO Academy’s COVID-19 mobile learning app for your iPhone or android phone or tablet.  
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2020-05-14

Our world in data COVID-19 tracker


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This global tracker attempts to publish testing rates by country, noting limitations of the data with a checklist for COVID-19 testing data.
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2020-05-13

COVID-19 Infographics in over 70 local languages


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Here are 3 ways you can support us at Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) to ensure that our infographics that helps to fight misinformation in many slums and rural communities reach our target audience. 1. Sharing them to people who need them and uploading them on your websites/social media platforms to enable global reach of this message 2. Collaborating with us or supporting us to do more on this project. This could be free tools, grant/funding opportunities, etc. 3. Recommending us for partnership and funding opportunities that would ensure we meet our goal to beat this pandemic together! As a registered NGO we are open to partnership. Kindly get in touch with me miracle.adesina@srhin.org
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2020-05-13

Preparedness Tools for Healthcare Professionals and Facilities Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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Preparedness Tools for Healthcare Professionals and Facilities Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) E.g., COVID-19Surge is a spreadsheet-based tool that hospital administrators and public health officials can use to estimate the surge in demand for hospital-based services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-05-11

Only 2% of publicly available psychosocial wellness and stress management mobile apps have published, peer-reviewed evidence of feasibility and/or efficacy.


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In an oversaturated market of publicly available mobile apps for psychosocial self-care and stress management, health care providers, patients, and consumers interested in mental health-related apps may wonder which, if any, are efficacious. Readily available metrics for consumers include user popularity and media buzz rather than scientific evidence.
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2020-05-03

R0 value of the pandemic Covid 19 is of extreme importance for taking decisions regarding the policies to fight it.


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R0 value of the pandemic Covid 19 is of extreme importance for taking decisions regarding the policies to fight it. It also tells us the current trend of the rate of spread on infection.
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2020-05-02

NEJM Covid-19 — A Reminder to Reason


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How long will this pandemic last? When will we find a treatment or vaccine? Which drug should we give our patients? Will we run out of personal protective equipment (PPE)? When will everyone return to work?
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2020-04-28

Frontier's COVID-19 knowledge hub


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The Frontiers Coronavirus Knowledge Hub provides an up-to-date source of trusted information and analysis on COVID-19 and coronaviruses.
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2020-04-27