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While some have commented that the impacts of COVID-19 are felt across society, that the virus disregards social class, gender, and ethnicity, it is clear that this misses a crucial point of how the virus impacts the most vulnerable in our society. COV …Health Topic: COVID-19 | Health Inequalities
With the lockdown now exacerbating people’s sense of loneliness, Source News spoke to Kiren Zubairi about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the health and wellbeing of marginalised groups, and the potential for a long-term public health crisis quite …Health Topic: COVID-19 | Public Health
Jimmy’s Blog: Providing vital support for people living with blood borne viruses during COVID-19 lockdown
The coronavirus emergency, social distancing and isolation have had a vast impact on the services we deliver in many parts of Scotland. Our clinics are closed. Face-to-face support groups and counselling are not able to function. Outreach work is suspe …Health Topic: COVID-19 | Public Health
Overwhelmed, Angry, Worried, Stressed, Lonely, Confused, Sad, Anxious, Guilty, Isolated………… The list of emotional side effects associated with a cancer diagnosis appears endless, with the above just a snap shot of the reasons leading to individuals acr …Health Topic: COVID-19 | Health & Social Care Integration