Monthly Archives: March 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: FROM ISOLATION TO SOLIDARITY

By Richard Coker (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) An epidemiological tsunami is sweeping the world. The most vulnerable will succumb directly from infection and, often forgotten, indirectly from being unable to access health care services. As this pandemic … Continue reading

Sugar levy did not decrease the domestic sales of UK soft drinks manufacturers

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes are widely supported by the public and health professionals to reduce the consumption of sugar and thus improve public health. Such policies have generally met with strong opposition from soft drinks industry with claims that it … Continue reading

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19 – 25 March

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19. Since 1 January, LSHTM has featured in more than 13,000 pieces of coverage on the coronavirus outbreak across print, broadcast and online. Many thanks to colleagues who are sparing the time to conduct … Continue reading

27 February – 18 March

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak: Peter Piot speaks to… (12/03) Sky News about President Trump’s decision to impose a travel ban on flights to the US from Europe. Peter said: “It’s hard to imagine that this … Continue reading

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