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John Ashton

Boris Johnson’s COVID Free Market Will be Suffered by the Poor and Marginalised

, 12 July 2021
‘Freedom day’ is simply the Prime Minister pulling up the drawbridge on his own people, contends John Ashton

The Love Affair With Privatised Healthcare Has Been Exposed

, 5 May 2021
Professor John Ashton reflects on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the UK about public health

Beware Government Vaccine Promises: Look to Public Health Workers for Success

, 17 February 2021
Byline Times' Chief Medical Officer, John Ashton, warns of national hubris over vaccinations and celebrates the success of the common health worker

The COVID-19 Crisis Must Spur a Revolution in Public Mental Health Services

, 5 February 2021
The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed an urgent need to reform long-neglected areas of healthcare, argues Byline Times’ chief medical officer John Ashton

A Fatal Reckoning: UK reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

, 26 January 2021
With 3 per cent of worldwide Coronavirus, fatalities Byline Times Chief Medical Officer, John Ashton, marks Britain's worst public health catastrophe for over a century

Will an Unholy Alliance of Anti-Vaxxers and Government Incompetence Grab Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

, 15 January 2021
Byline Times’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Ashton, considers the continuing challenges ahead in the Coronavirus pandemic – despite the development of a vaccine

Journal of the Plague Year: And What to Expect in 2021

, 22 December 2020
Byline Times’ chief medical officer, Professor John Ashton, looks back on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and warns that –without radical change – next year will be even bleaker

Science and Common Sense in Bahrain and Britain

, 1 December 2020
John Ashton compares the responses of the two nations to COVID-19, explaining why quick, decisive action is essential in a pandemic

Truth was the First Casualty of the Pandemic

, 3 November 2020
Byline Times’ chief medical officer John Ashton looks at the tragic consequences of a lack of transparency – the first rule of public health

COVID-19 and the Second Harrying of The North

, 16 October 2020
Byline Times' chief medical officer, John Ashton, looks at how the Government has lost popular support for its unequal tier system

Did the Right Experts Advise Boris Johnson on how to Tackle COVID-19?

, 13 October 2020
Byline Times’ chief medical officer John Ashton looks at how England has been on the back foot in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic since the first cases were recorded at the end of January

The Cost of Boris Johnson's COVID-19 ‘Business As Usual’

, 8 July 2020
Byline Times’ chief medical officer, Dr John Ashton, looks at the lost opportunity to create a ‘new normal’ that would result in a real redefining of our public realm

Mad Rush Towards a Second Wave

, 30 June 2020
Byline Times’ chief medical officer Dr John Ashton considers why and how the Government is so keen to return to ‘business as usual’

As with Air Travel, Take-Off and Landing are the Most Dangerous Parts of a Pandemic

, 23 June 2020
Byline Times’ chief medical officer, Dr John Ashton, explores the Government's failings in entering lockdown and now leaving it

The Hidden Scandal of COVID-19 in Our Prisons

, 17 June 2020
Dr John Ashton, explores the Government's failure to protect those living and working in environments which are hotbeds for the Coronavirus

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