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Public Health

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"The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." (Wikipedia)

WHO urges countries to stockpile medicines for ‘nuclear emergencies’

2 min read
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new advice for governments to stockpile medicines to treat radiation sickness in light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The ‘Kraken’ COVID variant XBB.1.5 is rising quickly in the US – Here’s what it could mean for the UK

4 min read
The ‘Kraken’ COVID variant XBB.1.5 is rising quickly in the US. It can evade our immune systems better than earlier variants and appears to be more infectious too. What does it mean for the UK?

How COVID-19 actively suppresses and evades your immune system — Part 1

7 min read
How the COVID virus works and how it hides from T-cells and Natural Killer immune cells to evade your immune system. How it also flies under the radar to reinfect you, whether you are vaccinated or not.

Where is the next COVID variant, pi?

5 min read
After a year of omicron variants, will we ever see a new variant of concern? A virologist explains why omicron is continuing to dominate.

Things everyone should know about COVID-19 (Part 2: Transmission & Protection)

12 min read
This piece highlights important things about how COVID-19 is transmitted and what variant-proof measures can be taken to reduce the risk of becoming infected or reinfected.

Long COVID stigma may encourage people to hide the condition

5 min read
A UK survey found most long COVID sufferers have experienced discrimination, prejudice or shame related to the condition.

Bird flu: UK is seeing its largest ever outbreak – which may prove particularly deadly for wild birds

5 min read
With a greater number of wild birds infected, this latest bird flu outbreak is likely to mean that there have been more opportunities for infected or contaminated wild birds to come into contact with poultry.
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