Substance abuse makes Covid-19 even more dangerous

Covid-19—and its corollaries of uncertainty, isolation, and financial distress— is a mix of high-risk factors for developing a substance abuse disorder, or relapsing. Overdoses have gone up, while treatment centers are operating at limited capacity and struggling to stay afloat. But it isn’t all: New research published yesterday in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, shows substance […]

Covid-19 has undone 25 years of global health progress in 25 weeks

“Mutually exacerbating catastrophes.” This is how the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation describes Covid-19 and its knock-on effects, in its newly released report on the state of global health and development for 2020. That an organization typically of keen optimism, which has made it a mission to consistently highlight how the world has improved in […]