En français The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown several challenges at dentists and their patients. At the same time, it has given us the opportunity to rethink and realign our approach to oral health in the context of a new normal. In a webinar recorded for the ICMDA recently, I talked about the impacts of COVID…

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The immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are severe enough and sometimes unexpected. The higher Covid-19 mortality amongst healthcare workers and others from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in the UK have not been observed in Africa and South Asia. This has obliged those of us who work in the National Health Service to ask ourselves difficult…

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En français Most of us are increasingly aware of the direct and immediate impact of COVID-19, even though it seems to behave differently from place to place and is dependent on so many factors. But we may be less aware of the longer-term implications of COVID, and how it is affecting global health. One reason…

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Em português, français When I got the government order towards the end of March telling us we were to be the sole designated COVID hospital for the whole district of Simdega, I felt my heart sink. I am the senior among three doctors in a small hospital called Shanti Bhavan Medical Centre in a village…

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Em português, français  The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for over seven months now.  It has directly killed over 800,000 people and, indirectly, caused massive losses to people who are mostly unseen.  While I do not have the figures for this ‘collateral damage’, I have no doubt that it is many times more than the…

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En Français, Español, Português US and Western Europe have so far been the hardest hit by the coronavirus with over 80% of cases worldwide – but there’s good reason to think that the Developing World will ultimately suffer most.  According to a recent report, 40 million lives may be at risk this year (see my previous…

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Em Português, русский With 80% of coronavirus deaths in Western Europe the focus of the world’s media has understandably been there. The UK had 260 deaths today and has had over 1,000 deaths overall. But COVID-19 is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world. Among these are 27 countries with between 3 and 40 deaths today…

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