Allyson Pollock, Carl Heneghan, and Paula Byrne discuss key policy questions around vaccine mandates
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been widespread reporting of aggregate death data with little attention paid to the accuracy over the assignment of causation.
PCR is an important and powerful tool, but its systematic misuse and misreporting risk undermining its usefulness and credibility.
Studies show that a number of different measures could have been taken to reduce COVID-19 cases and deaths in care homes.
All assessed studies report excess mortality during during waves one and/or two of the pandemic.
Care home deaths constituted an average of 30% of all COVID-19 deaths across 25 countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted those living in care homes at the highest risk for severe outcomes. However, the pandemic only highlighted and exacerbated a long-running problem: underfunding, poor structural layout, undertraining, under-skilling, under-equipping, and finally, lack of humanity in dealing with the most vulnerable members of society. Neglect, thirst, and hunger were - and possibly still are - the biggest killers.
The overall impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of university students is substantial.