By Glenn Laverack, PhD There is not a clear top-down solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. A vaccine may not be available for another 12 months, national lock-downs threaten to damage economies and time has...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD Learning to live with COVID-19 is officially a reality as the Director General of the World Health Organisation announced that the pandemic will continue until at least 2022. Lock-downs...

A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, concludes that children infrequently transmit Covid-19 to each other or to adults...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD Here are ten things we must do better in health promotion during the COVID-19 outbreak: 1. We must better protect frontline workers. Frontline workers including health professionals...

The coronavirus crisis has introduced a lot of new words into daily vocabulary — words such as pandemic and asymptomatic and acronyms like PPE. All can be found in the dictionary or on websites for the...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD The ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus is the largest since the ‘Spanish Flu’ 100 years ago and probably the single largest public health intervention ever. Until...

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews Not only was Dec. 31, 2019 the end of the year, but it was also the end of the 2010s decade (Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2019). In this post, I list what I believe...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Now that 2019 is officially over and all the data has been tabulated, the numbers are available to create the “Most Viewed Stories of 2019” on the website....

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 As 2019 comes to a close, the number of big, important infectious disease news and outbreak was in no shortage since January. So, it becomes my annual task to try to...

During a press briefing at United Nations Information Service in Geneva, the following was commemorated: Dr. Rosamund Lewis, Head of the Smallpox Secretariat at the World Health Organization (WHO), said...