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Tuberculosis deaths and disease increase during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuberculosis deaths and disease increase during the COVID-19 pandemic An estimated 10.6 million people fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) in 2021, an increase of 4.5% from 2020, and 1.6 million people died from TB (including 187 000 among HIV positive people), according to the World Health Organization’s 2022 Global TB report. The burden of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) also …

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Get Covid and flu vaccines before winter ‘twindemic’, health officials urge more than 30 million people

Get Covid and flu vaccines before winter ‘twindemic’, health officials urge more than 30 million people More than half the country is being urged to have flu and Covid vaccines after health officials said they were increasingly worried the UK could suffer its worst flu spike in five years this winter. The UK Health Security …

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Covid hospitalisations rise by nearly 20% in a week in England

Covid hospitalisations rise by nearly 20% in a week in England People urged to get a Covid booster jab if eligible and to stay at home if ill as number of positive tests and patients admitted to hospital on the rise Coronavirus cases and hospitalisations are rising once again in England after declining since early …

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Covid cases set to hit new record as experts call for return of free testing and school air filtration systems

Deepti Gurdasani, a clinical epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London, said: “We clean the water for waterborne diseases so we don’t have to live with these. We need to do the same for Covid-19. We need investment into indoor air quality, and standards for this for workplaces, hospitals business and schools – with air …

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‘Dangerous’ fogging machines used in care homes and schools to combat Covid

‘Dangerous’ fogging machines used in care homes and schools to combat Covid “Dangerous” and “pointless” fogging machines are being used throughout the UK in high-risk settings, such as care homes and schools, in an attempt to clean the air of Covid particles. The machines work by spraying a hazardous mist of disinfectant into the air, but the World Health Organisation does not …

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WHITTY URGES BUSINESSES TO INVEST IN VENTILATION

WHITTY URGES BUSINESSES TO INVEST IN VENTILATION Investing in building ventilation will play a key role in helping the country recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for future health emergencies, according to the government’s chief medical adviser Professor Chris Whitty.  He encouraged business leaders at this week’s Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference to look …

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Clean air improves the learning memory of children and their overall health and performance.

Clean air improves the learning memory of children and their overall health and performance. Longstanding studies show that clean air improves the learning memory of children and clean air improves overall health and performance. Recent studies show protection against infection form Covid vaccines could drop to 50% by the winter. Covid is here to stay, …

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We all knew it but the World Health Organisation shows that unclean air damages children

We all knew it but the World Health Organisation shows that unclean air damages children…….. reducing air pollutions inside and outside households helps to keep children healthy “A polluted environment is a deadly one – particularly for young children,” says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “Their developing organs and immune systems, and smaller bodies and …

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Covid ‘perfect storm’ as more patients hit by fungal infections

Covid ‘perfect storm’ as more patients hit by fungal infections Article provided by The Guardian – Natalie Grover Science correspondent A rash of cases of a rare “black fungus” infection affecting thousands of critically ill Covid patients in India caused alarm last month. Now scientists are warning that other dangerous or even deadly fungal infections …

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