The Distinction Between a Disease and an Epidemic

Many media stories confuse these two distinct concepts the infectivity in the incubation and the immunity of individuals. They refer to the number of deaths (mortality) or the number of patients in intensive care and then conflate this with infectivity.

by OtandP Healthcare Education and information are key factors in the management of infectious disease. The distinction between the disease and the epidemic is key. During SARS we (more…)


By Shvietta Sethi Today as I look back, I feel a sense of nostalgia for the good old days. The simplicity and the slowness of those days had an endearing quality that we seem to miss in this hyper fast and super connected world.

By Shvietta Sethi I remember speaking with a friend in the late 80’s in my home town of Delhi when 2020 seemed so far away. We wondered what (more…)


By Gary Stokes, Sea Shepherd Hong Kong Organic. Sustainable. Compostable. Biodegradable. Earth-friendly. Eco. Green. Zero Waste This week, I have heard a lot of mentions about Zero Waste, (more…)