coronavirus, Public Health

There is a new variant of COVID-19 in the UK

On Saturday 19th December, millions of people were thrown into uncertainty when the UK government announced that Christmas was effectively cancelled. Plans to allow people to travel without restrictions for up to five days were scuppered by the emergence of a new variant of the virus. Here's what we know so far: The variant is… Continue reading There is a new variant of COVID-19 in the UK

coronavirus

It’s still going to be a difficult winter

It is still going to be a very difficult winter. Distributing millions of vaccines will take months, so there will be a period where some people have natural immunity and others have vaccine immunity, while others remain vulnerable. Moreover, we don’t know how long vaccine immunity will last. While it would be great to get… Continue reading It’s still going to be a difficult winter

Mental Health

People expend tremendous energy trying to be normal

Winter can be a difficult time for those with mental health issues, and also for people who have what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here is a list covering a range of suicide hotlines and crisis lines worldwide for those who are struggling. For those in the UK, here are some services available. Samaritans… Continue reading People expend tremendous energy trying to be normal

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How to spot bad science

Here at Purplexed Science, we always try to provide references and sources for any claims or information, but with a wide range of information available thanks to the internet, it can be hard to know what to trust. For example, our first Did You Know? post was about human stomach being able to dissolve razor… Continue reading How to spot bad science