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Mass media and building trust

Written by | 13 Mar 2022

Open discussion of the scientific evidence and the uncertainties could have generated less political polarisation, less wasted expenditure but built more trust, according to Allyson Pollock, Clinical Professor… read more.

Natural immunity and protecting children

Written by | 12 Mar 2022

Covid is far less serious for children, long-covid is not a big issue and many also have natural immunity – all of which raises questions over whether children… read more.

Covid passports – the questions to ask

Written by | 11 Mar 2022

There are several theoretical reasons for implementing vaccine passports but now that none of these apply any longer in the UK it is difficult to see a rationale… read more.

Covid vaccination – the knowns and unknowns

Written by | 10 Mar 2022

Many factors influence decisions about vaccine use including many ‘unknowns’ and this raises questions about the wisdom of targeting young people and recommending boosters for everyone, explains Allyson… read more.

Mass testing – in theory and in practice

Written by | 9 Mar 2022

There was no evidence that mass testing stopped or prevented the transmission of covid-19, according to Professor Allyson Pollock, Clinical Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University. “Mass testing… read more.

Evidence-based public health: Covid control measures

Written by | 8 Mar 2022

As the coronavirus pandemic appears to be running out of steam it is important to review the lessons learned and move forward to ‘living with the virus’. IMI… read more.

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