André

Picard

Award Winning Author and Journalist, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail

New Book – March 2, 2021

It took the coronavirus pandemic to open our eyes to the deplorable state of so many of the nation”s long-term care homes: the inhumane conditions, overworked and underpaid staff, and lack of oversight. In this timely new book, esteemed health reporter André Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in eldercare, and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system.

In Neglected No More, André Picard takes a hard look at how we came to embrace mass institutionalization, and lays out what can and must be done to improve the state of care for our elders, a highly vulnerable population with complex needs and little ability to advocate for themselves.

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Superb piece by @BhramarBioStat via @PLOSGPH blog on why excess deaths during the pandemic are key

"The cry for accurate mortality data is not just about paying respect to the dead but these measures have serious implications for the lives of the living"

https://speakingofmedicine.plos.org/2022/05/16/estimating-excess-mortality-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

How Public Health Failed America:🇺🇸 The U.S. clearly failed to heed expert advice, but there’s plenty of blame to go around, by @DrJayVarma https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/how-public-health-failed-america/629869/ via @TheAtlHealth @HelenBranswell #COVID19

Thread on BCG vaccination for Covid-19

In 2020, there were ecological studies suggesting BCG might protect against Covid

I had this @forbes piece advocating for more trial evidence:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhukarpai/2020/04/12/bcg-against-coronavirus-less-hype-and-more-evidence-please/?sh=29222e156b4f

What do you get when you mix #racism and easy access to guns? The Buffalo Massacre. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/opinion/letters/buffalo-massacre-racism-guns.html?smid=tw-share via @NYTopinion #GunControl #GunViolence

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