Comparison of UK mail and clinic tests, plus a review of the Medichecks test
Hopefully technology will one day be able to eliminate potential killers before they start to spread - but until then its necessary to be vigilant to the pandemics that don't differentiate between those with a plan to live forever and those without.
What's the chance of a deadly disease annihilating the world's population? Some of the key factors are:
- ease of transmission - by contact or air
- is it infectious before symptoms so that public health measures can be used?
- how deadly is it? lots of novel flus are no worse than seasonal ones
- can it be prevented or treated?
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The book about pandemics and how to prevent it written by Bill Gates
Independent monitoring body for global health crises created by WHO and World Bank
Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health
Conversation with author and journalist Debora MacKenzie
Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus
App for better understand of pandemics.
The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One
Advice and links to 111 service etc
Questions and answers covering symptoms, risks and treatment
Pandemics Blog Posts
Covid restrictions provided unique real-world experiment with reduced air pollution
The Guardian - 26-Jan-2022
Big drop in NO2 produced biggest benefit, less significant drops seen in PM2.5 and PM10Read more...
Senolytic drugs improved survival rates in coronavirus-infected mice
SENS Research Foundation - 07-Oct-2021
Boosts immune response by clearing senescent cells; a potential treatment for COVID-19 in humansRead more...
Covid-19 hit hardest in men, cutting their life expectancy by over an year
BBC - 23-Sep-2021
Life expectancy will recover in the future, but with a 'slower growth'Read more...
A 12-week Better Health campaign to help you lose weight and stay active
BBC - 26-Jul-2021
Free support and guidance to shed those excess kilos gained during lockdownRead more...
US life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020, mostly due to COVID-19
Independent - 21-Jul-2021
Largest drop since world war II, mainly affecting Black and Hispanic AmericansRead more...