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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

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

Which disease has killed more people in Portugal?

Strokes were the leading cause of death in 2019. This disease killed 10 975 Portuguese in the period under review and already represents 9.8% of mortality in our country, according

The Swedish experiment: Who were the guinea pigs?

The Swedish response to the pandemic was described by many as a risky experiment. “Sweden bucks global trend with experimental virus strategy” – Financial Times, 25/03/2020 Today, one year later,

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

More than half of the Portuguese population is overweight. Obesity is a Covid risk factor

According to the Portuguese Society for the Study of Obesity (SPEO), 34.8 percent of the Portuguese population is pre-obese and more than half the population (57.1 percent) is obese or
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