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Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn

Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause up to 35,000 excess deaths in the UK within a year in a worst case scenario, research suggests. Up to two million routine breast, bowel and cervical cancer screenings may have been missed. Urgent referrals and treatments have also been delayed or cancelled. Scientists… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

US health experts hosted fictional coronavirus pandemic simulation three months ago

US health experts hosted fictional coronavirus pandemic ‘tabletop exercise’ simulation to see how authorities would react – three months BEFORE the outbreak in China Scientists at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security hosted event in October Exercise was not intended as a prediction; it aimed to show how governments and industry would respond to severe… Read More »

Truvada, not Descovy, should be the first choice for PrEP, US experts say

Although there are now two drug combinations which can be used for HIV prevention as PrEP, there is stronger and broader evidence for the older combination (Truvada), which should remain the first-line choice, four leading US doctors argue in the Annals of Internal Medicine today. The authors emphasise the excellent safety profile of both drugs.… Read More »