Public Health

Total 141 Posts

One metre or two? The science behind social distancing.

5 min read
France says one metre, Spain says two. But what really constitutes a safe distance when it comes to COVID-19?

How to protest during a pandemic and still keep everyone safe from coronavirus: 6 questions answered.

5 min read
It is nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.

Coronavirus and asthma: What we know so far.

4 min read
Once in hospital, preliminary data from the UK shows that asthma is associated with an increased risk of dying with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is deadlier for black Brazilians, a legacy of structural racism that dates back to slavery.

5 min read
In Brazil, black COVID-19 patients are dying at higher rates than white patients. Worse housing quality, working conditions and health care help to explain the pandemic’s racially disparate toll.

George Washington would have so worn a mask.

5 min read
A biographer of George Washington says that the father of the country would have no problem wearing the kind of protective gear that President Trump shuns.

Coronavirus: The psychological impact of ‘shielding’ indoors – and how to move on.

4 min read
Many people who are shielding during the coronavirus pandemic will need help to step forward and reclaim life.

Nicotine therapy for coronavirus – The evidence is weak and contradictory.

4 min read
Eight million people die from smoking each year. Let’s not stockpile the therapy that can help them quit.
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