No 10 accused of sidelining behaviour experts on latest Covid measures | Health policy

Senior scientific advisers have publicly accused the government of sidelining behavioural experts and appearing unwilling to listen to “uncomfortable truths” on vaccine passports and masks during the pandemic.The scientists told the Guardian that their input to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) was apparently no longer wanted owing to the expansion of in-house expertise.They … Read more

Alberta adds COVID-19 measures, vaccine passport in effort to prevent health-care system’s collapse

Alberta adds COVID-19 measures, vaccine passport in effort to prevent health-care system’s collapse

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this article said Wednesday marked the second time Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It actually marked the third time such a declaration has been made. The line has been removed and we regret the error. The Alberta government introduced … Read more

Singapore refrains from tightening measures even as cases rise

Singapore refrains from tightening measures even as cases rise

People walk and cycle on a bridge leading away from the Merlion statue in the Marina Bay area of Singapore on Saturday, 22 May 2021.Joseph Nair | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — Singapore has refrained from tightening social-distancing measures even as the highly infectious delta variant has driven Covid-19 cases up sharply, while the country … Read more

Schools don’t need to see a big uptick in Covid-19 cases if they follow these measures, Fauci says

Schools don't need to see a big uptick in Covid-19 cases if they follow these measures, Fauci says

But Dr. Anthony Fauci said there shouldn’t be a big uptick “if we do it right.””We’ve gotta get the school system masked in addition to surrounding the children with vaccinated people,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “That’s the solution.””Even though in my community, 98% of individuals have gotten … Read more