Health implications of Racism in the COVID-19 era

Racism has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic from its early stages with reports of East Asian people experiencing racist attacks on the streets of Britain1. In the United States (US) President Trump has repeatedly chosen to refer to the ‘Chinese virus’ in his official briefings from the White House2. Whilst all of these actions have been … Continue reading Health implications of Racism in the COVID-19 era

A comma can make all the difference

RELEASE, NOT TO BE EXECUTED!RELEASE NOT, TO BE EXECUTED! As you can see, the first sentence frees the convict, but the second condemns him to execution. Yet the only difference in the statements is the placement of comma. Imagine a judge sending the second with the intention of the first through 😳. *Punctuations in sentences … Continue reading A comma can make all the difference

A Review of Literatures on Workplace Violence Against Nurses

Stephen Tee, Yeter Sinem Üzar Özçetin, and Michele Russell-West head “Workplace violence experienced by nursing students: A UK survey”, Nurse Education Today, 2016, vol. 41 pp.30–35 The evidence-based practice, which generally refers to the direct application of scientific, quantitative/experimental research findings to professional practice has been underway in nursing for over two decades (Sarah, Walls … Continue reading A Review of Literatures on Workplace Violence Against Nurses

What’s your preferred management theory?

What are Management Theories? Management theories are concepts surrounding recommended management strategies, which may include tools such as frameworks and guidelines that can be implemented in modern organizations. Generally, professionals will not rely solely on one management theory alone, but instead, introduce several concepts from different management theories that best suit their workforce and company culture. At … Continue reading What’s your preferred management theory?

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How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

Covid-19 immunity could only last a few months following infection, after a study revealed a decline in protective antibodies. Research by Imperial College London estimated just 4.4% of adults had some form of immunity against Covid-19 in September, when cases began to increase again. This is compared with 6% found to have antibodies between June 20 … Continue reading How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

Black people and those from South Asian ethnic backgrounds have higher risks of death from COVID-19 compared to those with White ethnic background, according to new data from the UK Office for National Statistics released on Friday. For men in England and Wales, those with a Black African background had the highest COVID-19 death rate, … Continue reading Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

How does coronavirus affect children?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, children have been largely spared the worst health impacts of COVID-19, but the same SARS-CoV-2 virus capable of killing a 50-year-old might leave a four-year-old unscathed. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending K-12 schools reopen this fall, saying the health risks should be … Continue reading How does coronavirus affect children?

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Pandemic intervention costs and cost-effectiveness

Innovations in pandemic financing have been developed in response to the significant burden that a pandemic can place on a country’s financial resources. One such innovation is the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) (Katz and Seifman 2016).3 A type of disaster risk pool, the PEF provides poorly resourced countries with an infusion of funds … Continue reading Pandemic intervention costs and cost-effectiveness

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Is the world prepared for long term impacts of COVID-19?

While much has been written about the rapid worldwide growth of COVID-19 and the ways it is transforming daily life, there have been comparatively fewer discussions on where it will lead longer term. As global security leaders prepare their response strategies, there is significant value in taking the time to consider the second order consequences … Continue reading Is the world prepared for long term impacts of COVID-19?

Can infrequent sex cause early menopause?

There is a link between having less sex and early menopause, a new study suggests. Using a sample population of 3,000 American women, a group of British researchers studied the relationship between women’s menopausal status and sex lives. The 10-year study focused on validating an assertion those who had less sex were most likely to … Continue reading Can infrequent sex cause early menopause?