SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TO MAKE CUTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTIONS IN TIME FOR WINTER
Spending cuts to the Health and Social Care budget will reduce expenditure on vaccines, test and protect and PPE for health workers – our last remaining, albeit futile defences against Covid-19
Public meeting: COVID – prevention is possible
2-3.30 pm, Saturday, 11th March, on Zoom Register here beforehand Since summer 2021, there has hardly been a week when the number of Covid-19 infections across the UK dropped below 1 million. With new variants spreading all the time, people are getting infected again and again, and the number of people suffering from Long Covid…
covid and immunity
This Briefing about Covid and Immunity provides answers to eight related questions. Each of these questions is of immediate practical importance as we begin to deal with the consequences of both the Holyrood and Westminster Governments’ reassurance that we can now live safely with Covid without taking any precautions because we have the necessary vaccines…
Six covid myths debunked
Almost three years into the pandemic, myths and misinformation remain widespread. Here, a virologist, Stephen Griffin, and a public health researcher, Simon Nicholas Williams, debunk some common misconceptions about COVID. This article was originally published in The Conversation on 29th November 2022 under a Creative Commons License. Myth 1: The virus is becoming milder There’s…
How FFP2 (N95) masks work
This short video provides an excellent and very accessible explanation of how FFP2 masks work. Highly recommended.
How to make communal spaces safer from infection – and why it matters
Zero Covid Scotland held a public meeting on 5th November looking at how the risks of infection can be reduced in communal spaces. As initiatives to open warm hubs multiply in response to the impact of the cost of living crisis this is a crucial issue. There is a real challenge to get Covid Safety…
What are we up against?
In a week when Independent Sage has shared a devastating analysis of the ongoing damage that Covid is inflicting on people and as the latest Covid wave gathers momentum, Mike Downham gives a personal view of how we have come to a situation where government and many individuals behave as if Covid is yesterday’s problem.…