World Health Assembly Adopts Resolution Accelerating the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr Princess Nothemba Simelela present the global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem. More information on cervical cancer: https://www.who.int/health-topics/cervical-cancer Learn more on the WHA resolutions: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/07-08-2020-73rd-world-health-assembly-decisions

Coronavirus: Undercover team finds pubs and bars ignoring COVID-19 rules

Pubs and bars in England are ignoring COVID-19 guidance, potentially putting public health at risk, a Sky News investigation has found. An undercover team visited a variety of hospitality venues in one Greater Manchester suburb, posing as walk-in customers. Nine out of 10 venues visited were not following government guidance by asking for customer contact … Read more Coronavirus: Undercover team finds pubs and bars ignoring COVID-19 rules

Covid-19 Herd Immunity Won’t Be Absolute: Johns Hopkins’ Sharfstein

Aug.10 — Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Vice Dean Joshua Sharfstein examines New York State’s handling of the coronavirus, how close the United States is to herd immunity, and the continued debate over opening U.S. schools. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported … Read more Covid-19 Herd Immunity Won’t Be Absolute: Johns Hopkins’ Sharfstein

How Taiwan Plays Into U.S-China Relations

Aug.11 — Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Executive Director Carla Freeman discusses the U.S relations with Taiwan and the role technology plays in U.S.-China policy. She speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg … Read more How Taiwan Plays Into U.S-China Relations

Facts tell: What’s behind the change of tune on mask wearing?

We are moving towards an increasingly masked world. According to the UK’s scientific academy, the Royal Society, masks are now compulsory in public spaces in over 120 countries. But this was not the case when the outbreak first started. In the early days of the pandemic, politicians and even public health authorities warned people against … Read more Facts tell: What’s behind the change of tune on mask wearing?

Coronavirus: Religious revivals and beach baptisms defy public health orders in California

Hundreds of people are gathering for revivals and baptisms, despite public health orders aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus. For weeks now, a group called Saturate OC has been holding the ceremonies on beaches along the coastline of Orange County in Southern California. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow … Read more Coronavirus: Religious revivals and beach baptisms defy public health orders in California

Difficult to Justify Full Return to School: Johns Hopkins’ Pekosz

Aug.07 — Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Professor and Virologist Andrew Pekosz discusses questions surrounding the return of children to school and looks at phase three vaccine trials. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner … Read more Difficult to Justify Full Return to School: Johns Hopkins’ Pekosz

Expert: Medical staff trying to understand impact of antibodies in recovered COVID-19 patients

Reports are now emerging that some #COVID-19 patients who had recovered are returning to hospitals due to health issues. Can recovered patients be re-infected by coronavirus? CGTN reporter Pan Deng earlier spoke to Wu Zhiwei, director of the Center for Public Health Research at Nanjing University’s Medical School. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more Expert: Medical staff trying to understand impact of antibodies in recovered COVID-19 patients

Donald Trump: Facebook and Twitter restrict the president’s accounts – BBC Newsnight

Facebook and Twitter have penalised Donald Trump and his campaign for posts in which the president claimed children were “almost immune” to coronavirus. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Facebook deleted the post – a clip from an interview Mr Trump gave to Fox News – saying it contained “harmful Covid misinformation”. Twitter followed by … Read more Donald Trump: Facebook and Twitter restrict the president’s accounts – BBC Newsnight

Covid-19 Vaccine: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers That Are Worried

Would you take a Covid-19 vaccine? Bloomberg Opinion’s Therese Raphael, below, explains why it’s not just anti-vaxxers that may be worried: With any luck, one of the handful of promising Covid-19 vaccines currently going through human trials will meet with regulatory approval, maybe even in time for winter. One thing worrying public health officials, though, … Read more Covid-19 Vaccine: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers That Are Worried

Covid-19 Plasma Treatment Improves Mortality: Johns Hopkins

Aug.06 — Johns Hopkins University Professor of Nursing Jason Farley discusses plasma treatments for covid-19, the vaccine pipeline, and concerns about youth exposure to the coronavirus. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the … Read more Covid-19 Plasma Treatment Improves Mortality: Johns Hopkins

OPINION: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers Who Worry About Covid-19 Vaccines

OPINION (Therese Raphael via Bloomberg Opinion) — With any luck, one of the handful of promising Covid-19 vaccines currently going through human trials will meet with regulatory approval, maybe even in time for winter. One thing worrying public health officials, though, is what happens if a significant number of people don’t want to be vaccinated. … Read more OPINION: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers Who Worry About Covid-19 Vaccines

Chicago public schools will start entirely online

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the decision to go to all-remote learning after the city saw an uptick in virus cases in recent weeks that made public health officials concerned about the implications of in-person learning, Chicago Public Schools said in a statement. Chicago Public Schools is the nation’s third largest school district in the U.S. … Read more Chicago public schools will start entirely online

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis In The State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced additional steps to combat racism, declaring it a public health crisis as the state confronts what she called systemic inequities highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic governor also created an advisory council of Black leaders and asked the state health department to make health equity a major goal. “We have … Read more Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis In The State

Coronavirus UK: Why are some councils launching their own contact-tracing systems? – BBC Newsnight

The Lancet has warned that the NHS test and trace system is insufficient to prevent a second spike of infections in the winter after schools return. With infection rates increasing in the UK and across Europe, can it be fixed in time? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Some local authorities are now launching their … Read more Coronavirus UK: Why are some councils launching their own contact-tracing systems? – BBC Newsnight