Covid-19 in the workplace
Reporting guidance should reflect risks to a wide range of workers and not just those in the profession it is intended to protect.
England’s PPE procurement failures must never happen again
Fixing a broken system is an urgent priority ahead of any winter surge in covid-19, according to the World Health Organization.
Not yet time for a public inquiry into UK’s response to covid-19
Now is not the time for an inquiry into the response to covid-19.1 There are too many unknowns to draw conclusions. In response to the five points suggested by McKee and colleagues for scrutiny: 1.…
Global human security in the post–COVID-19 era: The rising role of East Asia
- MedicinePLoS medicine
Kenji Shibuya and coauthors discuss the potential contribution of East Asian countries to global health in the light of COVID-19.
Covid-19: unjustified risk to people held in immigration removal centres
There is a disproportionate burden on ethnic minority populations, including those held in immigration removal centres for administrative reasons before potential removal to their country of origin, and experts warned that these institutionalised settings could function as "epidemiological pumps" and recommended urgent measures to prevent the spread of infection.
Covid-19: Call for a rapid forward looking review of the UK’s preparedness for a second wave—an open letter to the leaders of all UK political parties
- Political ScienceBMJ
The job now is not only to deal urgently with the wide ranging impacts of the first phase of the pandemic, but to ensure that the country is adequately prepared to contain a second phase.
The medicolegal landscape through the lens of COVID-19: time for reform
- MedicineJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine
It is argued that this focus on tem-porary statutory immunity is a distraction from pre-existing concerns that several aspects of the current medicolegal system are not for purpose – for doctors or for patients.
The UK government tested the response to a coronavirus—why are we only discovering this now?
If we don’t seem to have learnt much from Exercise Alice, what can we learn from attempts to conceal it?
After covid, politicians are failing us again over the energy crisis
- Medicine, Political ScienceBMJ
With the prospect of a catastrophic winter ahead, amid dire warnings of a humanitarian crisis from the NHS Confederation and Michael Marmot, the public and health workers must be ready to be failed again.
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The UK’s public health response to covid-19
- Psychology, MedicineBMJ
Too little, too late, too flawed
Assessing the health effects of a “no deal” Brexit
May van Schalkwyk and colleagues call for a full evaluation of the health effects of leaving the EU without a deal and suggest what it should cover.
Coronavirus shows how UK must act quickly before being shut out of Europe’s health protection systems
The threat posed by 2019-nCoV and the fragmentation of existing health protection systems caused by Brexit call for urgent assessment of cross Europe cooperation, say Mark Flear, Anniek de Ruijter,…
Brexit is just a symptom: the constitutional weaknesses it reveals have serious consequences for health.
- Political Science, MedicineJournal of public health
It is argued that the combination of executive dominance, partisanship and opacity that give rise to the constitutional casualism of the Brexit decisions has already affected public health policy and will continue to do so unless addressed.
Government outsourcing: what has worked and what needs reform?
- Political Science