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

coronavirus, eczema, Public Health

Scratching the surface: the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on eczema

Eczema affects 1 in 10 Adults Eczema is a very common skin disorder affecting children and adults. It affects 20% of children in the UK at some point in life, and 1 in 10 adults suffer from atopic dermatitis. Eczema is characterised by dry, scaly skin and mild to severe itching. It can be made… Continue reading Scratching the surface: the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on eczema

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4 COVID-19 Expert Quotes

Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has taken the world by storm, and after a frenzied period at the beginning of the year, many countries are seeing a rise in the number of cases. Despite the efforts from scientists and researchers across the globe, there is still no vaccine for the virus. This means society is still relying… Continue reading 4 COVID-19 Expert Quotes

coronavirus, Mental Health

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in. While writing one of my last posts, 'The Effect of Coronavirus on Mental Health' - I wondered how things would improve. Before the pandemic began, many of us were already struggling. We were already dealing with poor mental health - the virus just put… Continue reading The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

coronavirus, Mental Health, Public Health

the effect of COVID-19 on mental health

I wish it would just go away.  That is a common sentiment everyone's heard at least once this year thanks to the coronavirus, COVID-19, the global pandemic that's taken the world by storm since early February. COVID-19 has left a huge and unprecedented impact on modern society. An article in Brain, Behavior and Immunity states COVID-19 ‘threatens our basic need for… Continue reading the effect of COVID-19 on mental health

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the benefits to wearing face masks outweigh any downsides [quote]

“There is increasing evidence through comparisons of what’s happening in different countries and in different states, in terms of mask usage and mandates, that masks help slow transmission of COVID-19. Of course, it would be ideal if everyone had access to high-quality masks, but masks do not have to be 100% effective to reduce one’s… Continue reading the benefits to wearing face masks outweigh any downsides [quote]

coronavirus, Mental Health, Uncategorised

Writing your way through your new normal

Journaling or keeping a diary (and more recently, blogging) has always been a useful tool in our daily lives. Journaling helps maintain control of our moods, thoughts and feelings by allowing us to focus on our concerns, problems and fears while providing us with a creative outlet.  It has been shown to improve mental health,… Continue reading Writing your way through your new normal

coronavirus, Public Health

raising awareness vs raising alarm

Raising awareness versus raising alarm; the public can't be better informed if the information isn't better. -- T.K. NALIAKA In the wake of everything happening today, I think this is an important quote (unfortunately, I couldn't find a source). People are confused, scared and angry and as far as I can see, no one has… Continue reading raising awareness vs raising alarm

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10 ways to stay productive at home

All around the world, many of us are being asked to stay in our homes and avoid any contact with other people - this is known as social distancing or isolation. It is important that everybody adheres to the advice and instructions given by their governments in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 (the… Continue reading 10 ways to stay productive at home