Tag: Covid-19

Ventilator shortage

Responding to today’s Downing Street press briefing about care capacity and ventilator availability, Dr Layla McCay, director of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “The early signs continue to be positive that the social distancing measures are…

Wellness relationship to illness

‘Glib ~ adj.Performed with a natural, offhand ease ‘GLIB ~ and adjective, to perform with a natural, offhand ease, given to or characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern. Smooth;…

Fit for purpose

It has surprised me that none of the many commentators on the present crisis seem to have noticed that behind the fact that all the current contingency arrangements clearly recognise that the NHS is woefully unprepared for the onslaught of…

covid spread modelling

A report published by data powerhouse Statista looks at the measures being taken by countries around the world to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. In addition to comparing the measures by regions and intensity, the DossierPlus analyzes the spread of…

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From the systemic failure of PPE over Covid-19, to bringing in the army, Freemasons, neolibralism and the government decisions that have undermined public health, where did February go? Health Matters editors are not sure, and apologise for the lack of…

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British Society of Gerontology calls on Government to reject policy responses to COVID-19 based only on chronological age  The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) urges the Government to reject the formulation and implementation of policy based on the simple application…

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Statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that we are in “uncharted territory” on the coronavirus outbreak comes as no surprise as Covid-19 infections are spreading beyond China at an alarming pace, with several clusters of outbreaks being reported in…

remote working

To ensure productivity isn’t affected, organisations must install the right policies and technologies to support remote working.  Recently, doctors and medical professionals warned that the London Underground could become a “hotbed” for coronavirus disease, official name COVID-19. The UK Chief Medical Officers…

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