COVID-19

A blind spot of some medical doctors in the infection control of diseases like COVID-19

Last week colleagues at Bristol and I published a paper looking at how surgical and cloth masks filter out droplets, and this week I read a recent UK Government SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group For Emergencies) report: Masks for healthcare workers to mitigate airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The two publications are like the proverbial ships passing […]

COVID-19

At the same time as parts of Italy were being overwhelmed by COVID-19, the UK government was downgrading the risk from COVID-19

I have been reading a couple of reports looking at the UK government’s guidance on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers whose patients may be infected with COVID-19. One report by Dinah Gould and Edward Purssell was commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing and is pretty damning of the process […]