A Diary From The Frontline: Sheena

Sheena Williams is a nurse at one of Philadelphia’s biggest hospitals and an overnight Instagram celebrity that finds herself at a crossroads between COVID-19 and nationwide protests against police brutality.

COVID-19 Is Diverting A Lot of Resources From Other Critical Health Services

“The legacy of COVID-19 must not include the global resurgence of other killers like measles and polio.” Dr. Seth Berkley, GAVI “We know that children are missing out on critical vaccines. Vaccination campaigns have been postponed following social distancing measures, increasing the risk of disease outbreaks.” Dr. Kunihiko Hirabayashi, UNICEF One of the less publicised consequences of the pandemic is its impact on the delivery of important health services, including immunisations, to populations residing in low-and-middle income countries, says The Lancet. It is critical and very worrying. Multiple research groups indicate that COVID-19 has had a massive impact on lower

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A disease expert walks into a live bird market

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