Without swift action, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could end modern medicine as we know it. This would have a devastating impact on patients and their families and carers, the NHS, the economy and on global health security.
Pharmaceutical interventions have their place, but a balanced and sustainable approach should focus on getting people active.
Social glorification of its allegedly liberating consequences has too long stifled debate about its impacts – even as it becomes ever easier to get.
It would be to all our benefit if our healthcare system played a less dramatic role in our elections; it has been a political football for too long.
Pay for medical staff is set centrally and restrained whilst boards give administrators generous awards.
The former Health Secretary fails to propose any way in which patients and their families can stop thinking of themselves as supplicants.
This ideology celebrates willpower, yet scientific research challenges how much of it we have when making dietary choices.
That Switzerland and New Zealand each have their own arrangements suggests that a bespoke arrangement ought to be possible.
There has been immense optimism around a vaccine. But without that, societies must consider how to live with this disease.
I immediately volunteered to help out at the hospital, where I already had an honorary contract – as well as at the soon-to-open Nightingales.
The NHS issues studiously calm advice, and we wait to see whether the disease can be contained.