Ian Franks discusses political leanings, writing for The Locus, the COVID-19 lockdowns along with protests in the US.
Confusion reigns across the world, especially among people with multiple sclerosis - and then there's Trump.
Coronavirus: Several US states as well as the UK enter forms of lockdown, people with MS included in UK's vulnerable list, Spain's police enforce country's harsh restrictions as fines are doubled.
Two Paralympians with multiple sclerosis, who won gold medals in Rio in 2016, are delighted to have had their efforts recognized in their country’s New Year Honours list. Kadeena Cox and Stephanie Millward have both been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, which is denoted by adding the letters MBE after … Continue reading Paralympians with MS delighted to receive national honours
One in ten people with multiple sclerosis in the UK could face cuts in government disability benefit payments, according to new figures published by the country’s MS Society. The figures reveal the severe extent of benefits cuts for people living with MS. And, I would say that it is highly likely that people living with … Continue reading ‘Devastating’ benefit cuts could hit 10% of people with MS – and other disabilities too
We may have international cooperation and worldwide this and that, but the fact remains that countries vary drastically from one another in all sorts of ways. Take healthcare as an example, and the costs of treatment. Yes, we have the World Health Organization and there are various health-related initiatives from the United Nations, but that is … Continue reading MS Patients in US and UK Face Very Different Treatment
It is not just those of us with multiple sclerosis, now everyone living in the UK is being recommended to consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter. And this comes from the country’s top public health advisers. A government-commissioned report has set the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day, … Continue reading Official Advice: ‘Take Vitamin D Supplements’
As the dust begins to settle after the shock referendum result in the UK that says that Britain should leave the European Union, how do those with disabilities stand? Well, in the medium-term, the country will still be in the EU until two years after clause 50 is triggered and that looks set to not … Continue reading May uncaring, Green self-interested, Crabb disgraced
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with three kings-in-waiting: son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great grandson Prince George. Queen Elizabeth II, monarch of the UK and numerous other commonwealth countries, has certainly broken a couple of records during her reign Today, April 21, Her Majesty celebrates her 90th birthday – the first reigning British monarch … Continue reading LONG live our noble Queen … LONG to reign over us
As electoral campaigns go, the official 10-weeks allowed for the UK public to decide which way to vote in the referendum on Europe is nothing when compared to how long it takes for the USA to choose a president. The four main contenders for the two party nominations for president announced their candidacies from March … Continue reading British Euro vote campaign officially gets under way as US presidential hopefuls face New York primary