Tag Archives: Experts

Dr Miriam Stoppard – ‘Our test and trace system is a failure, warn experts’

The headline published in the BMJ says it all. “Too slow and fundamentally flawed”. Our country’s test and trace ­programme is not fit for ­purpose, say public health experts. “I don’t believe the virus is under control, and I don’t believe that the system of surveillance we have at the present time is sufficient,” says… Read More »

Cruise companies hire Dr. Scott Gottlieb, other coronavirus experts to help overcome ‘rough patch’

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line have hired a panel of top health advisers to help overcome the “rough patch” caused when coronavirus outbreaks on ships brought the industry to a standstill, Norwegian CEO Frank Del Rio said Tuesday. The two cruise companies — and fierce rivals — created a joint panel of former public health… Read More »

Risking Their Lives To Save Their Lives: Why Public Health Experts Support Black Lives Matter Protests

People gather wearing face masks, recording with their phones and holding a signs that read “BLACK … [+] LIVES MATTER” gather during a service outside St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House in Washington, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day that slaves in… Read More »

Public health experts do about-face on social distancing to support protests

Public health experts who backed strict social distancing polices for months during the pandemic have softened that stance to allow for large protests following the death of George Floyd, leading to bitter accusations of double standards. On Tuesday, 1,288 healthcare professionals and medical students signed their names to an open letter backing the protests on… Read More »