Thérèse Coffey to drop smoking action plan, insiders say | Smoking | The Guardian

Officials say health secretary will not publish plan, as campaigners warn ‘smoke-free’ UK is seven years behind target — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/oct/11/therese-coffey-to-drop-smoking-action-plan-insiders-say

Backlash against Public Health in the US

Originally published by KHN on December 15, 2020. Reproduced by permission. DISCLAIMER: The republication of this article by the curator of ‘Curious About Behaviour’ is not an endorsement of the opinions expressed by the contributors. The above picture shows Tisha Coleman, the public health administrator for Linn County, standing in front of her office Dec.Continue reading “Backlash against Public Health in the US”

Revisiting the initial COVID-19 pandemic projections

COVID-19 Milestone Series In previous posts I republished early attempts to project fatalities: here and here. In their milestone paper here, Adam T Biggs and Lanny F Littlejohn explain how interventions to protect the public were founded on exaggerated claims about the likely fatalities from the pandemic. One study from Imperial College, London on 16Continue reading “Revisiting the initial COVID-19 pandemic projections”

Lessons From the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic

COVID-19 Repost Series In a series of republished articles, I recount a catastrophic sequence of errors made in our dealings with the COVID-19 pandemic. In attempting to explain the errors – many of them seeming too obvious to be accidental – it is easy to jump to a conspiracy theory. However, there is a valuableContinue reading “Lessons From the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic”