Tag Archives: lockdown

Brisbane lockdown ‘won’t solve problem’

A leading Australian infectious disease expert has criticised Greater Brisbane’s snap three-day-lockdown, saying it was an “unreasonable” over-reaction that “won’t solve the problem”. The city’s 2.2 million residents have been under strict stay-at-home orders since 6pm on Friday, with an announcement to be made on Monday morning as to whether the restrictions will ease later… Read More »

Coronavirus: Child psychologists highlight mental health risks of lockdown

The delay in getting children and adolescents back to schools is a “national disaster” that is putting their mental health at risk, say leading psychologists. In an open letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, they say the isolation of lockdown is harming already vulnerable young people. Highlighting the low risk to children of Covid-19, they… Read More »

Fitbit research shows people's general health and fitness is improving during lockdown

Fitbit has released data from 200,000 Fitbit users showing the resting heartrate of the world’s population is declining, while people pay more attention to their general health with their newfound free time on lockdown. Fitbit research shows people’s general health and fitness is improving. Their research showed that when comparing Fitbit users’ baseline data from… Read More »