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National Health Service recommends procedures that limit the provision of first aid

The National Health Service updated, in March 2020, the recommendations for first aid provided by citizens to victims of drowning, choking or cardiorespiratory arrest, due to the pandemic context. The

Evidence Synthesis: What is a “Covid death”

The WHO has decided to make Covid-19 a compulsorily registerable disease and has issued guidelines for attributing cause of death to the disease. “…A COVID-19 death is defined for surveillance

Analysis shows lack of data in communication on vaccine effectiveness

Research by the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems says there is mandatory data regarding the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines that is not being reported by

CDC: Death certificates declare homicides, suicides and missing persons as Covid deaths

During 2020, 378,048 deaths in the US were attributed to Covid-19 on death certificates reported to CDC. Because the registration model was questioned and it was hypothesised that some deaths

Film footage exposes risk of sample contamination in Covid lab

A video recorded with a hidden camera inside one of the UK’s largest Covid testing laboratories shows a high risk of sample contamination due to poor handling of equipment. The

Evidence Synthesis: What is a “Covid Case”

Evidence Synthesis: What is a “Covid Case” What is a Covid case? The WHO has updated its Covid case definition (16 December). These continue to include suspected, probable and confirmed

Research: Attributes and forecasts of the long Covid

The possible complications of Covid-19, generically referred to as Long Covid, are one of the most popular topics and one of the most feared by the population. However, there is

PCR tests: what procedures are used to identify “Covid cases”

PCR tests have been a fundamental part of the strategy that most countries have followed in fighting the pandemic, namely in identifying cases and deaths associated with the infection. In

Lack of transparency, alarmism, excessive spending, vested interests. The mistakes pointed out to the management of the 2009 pandemic

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has given negative points for most of the European interventions made during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, and alerted to serious

UK: Public Accounts Committee questions Test and Trace programme and the effectiveness of mass testing

The UK has invested £37 billion in a testing and tracing system – NHS Test and Trace (NHST&T) – on the promise (made by the Department of Health and Social

Pandemic in Portugal: 28,000 health professionals infected. 19 have died.

Around 28,000 Portuguese health professionals have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the pandemic. 19 have died, representing a case fatality rate of 0.067%. According to

What is the role of asymptomatic transmission? History and evidence

One of the questions that arose in this pandemic was the possibility that individuals without symptoms could be major transmitters of the disease. This hypothesis is now perceived as a
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