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EXPERT REACTION TO NEW ADVICE TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have released new advice to support mental health during the COVID-19...

EXPERT REACTION TO QUESTIONS ABOUT SMOKING AND COVID-19

There have been questions from journalists about smoking and COVID-19. Dr James Gill, Locum GP & Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Warwick...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST FIGURES ON COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS IN THE UK

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that there are now 17,089 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up by 2546, and that...

EXPERT COMMENT ON THE POTENTIAL FOR USE OF SMART PHONES IN THE COVID-19 RESPONSE

Comment on the potential for use of smart phones in the COVID-19 response. Dr Al Edwards, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading,...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STATEMENTS ON INCREASED TESTING OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS FROM THE MOST RECENT NUMBER 10 PRESS CONFERENCE

At the No 10 press conference on Friday March 27th, Michael Gove, Jenny Harried and Simon Stevens discussed increased COVID-19 testing...

EXPERT COMMENT ON THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF USING APPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO MONITOR COVID-19

There has been discussion in the media about the benefits and challenges benefits and challenges of using apps and social media to...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST DH FIGURES ON COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS IN THE UK

The Department of Health and Social Care has released the latest figures for confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19. Rising by 2,921...

EXPERT REACTION TO THREE PAPERS ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 INFECTION ON CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Tree research papers, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, report on the impact of the COVID-19 infection on the cardiovascular...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENT ON THE RELIABILITY OF SWAB TESTING

There have been question from journalists around the reliability of swab testing. Dr Andrew Preston, Reader in Microbial Pathogenesis...

EXPERT REACTION TO OXFORD COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAMME OPENING TO START SCREENING HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RECRUITMENT

The University of Oxford has announced that their COVID-19 vaccine programme is opening to start screening healthy volunteers for clinical...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO UNPUBLISHED PREPRINT PAPER ON MODELLING DEATHS FROM COVID-19 AFTER IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

A preprint, posted to MedRxiv , has modelled the possible deaths from COVID-19 after implementing social distancing measures in different...

EXPERT COMMENT ON BORIS JOHNSON BEING TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self isolating at home. Dr Michael...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO ANTIBODIES FOUND IN BABIES BORN TO COVID-19 MOTHERS

A study, published in JAMA , reports on antibodies found in babies born to COVID-19 mothers. Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones, Florey...

EXPERT COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL AND POPULATION RISK OF COVID-19

A comment on COVID-19 and individual and population risk from Prof David Spiegelhalter, based on an interview he gave on BBC Radio...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENT ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE UK'S FIRST COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTS

Comment on how the UK's first COVID-19 antibody tests may be distributed. Prof Sheila Bird, formerly Programme Leader, MRC Biostatistics...

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST NUMBERS OF DEATHS FROM COVID-19

On Thursday 26th March, the Department of Health and Social Care confirmed that 578 people have now died from COVID-19 in the UK, an...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO PAPER ON 33 WUHAN BABIES BORN TO MOTHERS WITH COVID-19

A paper, published in JAMA Pediatrics , reports on babies born to mothers with COVID-19 in Wuhan. Dr Erica Watson, University Lecturer...

EXPERT REACTION TO SOME CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES STILL CONTINUING NON-ESSENTIAL WORK

It is reported that some construction companies are continuing to conduct ‘non-essential' work, despite government advice not to. Dr...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENT ON REPORTING OF DEATH RATES

There have been questions from journalists regarding the reporting of COVID-19 death rates. Prof Colin Baigent FMedSci , Director of...

EXPERT REACTION TO A PREPRINT LOOKING AT MEPLAZUMAB, A HUMANIZED ANTI-CD147 ANTIBODY, AS ADD-ON THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH COVID-19 PNEUMONIA IN CHINA

A preprint paper, posted on MedRxiv, reports on meplazumab, a humanized anti-CD147 antibody, as and add-on therapy in patients with...

 
 
 



'He'd be an absolute doddle to play against': Graeme Souness SLAMS Paul...

'He'd be an absolute doddle to play against': Graeme Souness SLAMS Paul Pogba again

French World Cup winner Pogba has often been on the receiving end of Souness' wrath, particularly in the past few seasons when his fitness and attitude has been questioned. Read more ...

Boxer Anthony Yarde says his father has died from coronavirus

Boxer Anthony Yarde says his father has died from coronavirus

British boxer Anthony Yarde has announced his father has passed away from coronavirus. The 28-year-old light heavyweight revealed the sad news on his Instagram account. Read more ...

Married At First Sight fans accuse Stacey of making dumb decision  

Married At First Sight fans accuse Stacey of making dumb decision  

Married At First Sight viewers branded Stacey Hampton an 'idiot' for choosing to stay with 'husband' Michael Goonan during the final vow ceremony on Sunday. Read more ...

Coronavirus deaths in Spain rise by 838 in country's worst day yet

Coronavirus deaths in Spain rise by 838 in country's worst day yet

SPAIN has registered another national record of coronavirus deaths in a single day at 838. It surpasses the figure for the previous 24 hours, announced yesterday morning by... Read more ...

Lockdown measures could get tougher as ‘the worst is yet to come'

Lockdown measures could get tougher as ‘the worst is yet to come'

Caption: Boris letter to every home Provider: Number 10/ AP Even stricter lockdown measures could be imposed as the worst of the coronavirus outbreak is yet to come, Boris... Read more ...

Coronavirus: Spain deaths rise by 838 to 6,528

Coronavirus: Spain deaths rise by 838 to 6,528

The number of people to have died after testing positive for the coronavirus in Spain has risen to 6,528 after 838 more people died. Read more ...

Phillip Schofield drinks from huge gin bottle in lockdown - 'I mean. f**k it!'

Phillip Schofield drinks from huge gin bottle in lockdown - 'I mean. f**k it!'

This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield spent Saturday night making G&Ts at home during lockdown. Read more ...

William and Kate tell UK to look after mental health in coronavirus crisis

William and Kate tell UK to look after mental health in coronavirus crisis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have lent their support to a Public Health England initiative to boost the nation's mental health it features guidance on how to look after... Read more ...

UK Coronavirus Lockdown Has No 'Fixed' Length, Warns Michael Gove

UK Coronavirus Lockdown Has No 'Fixed' Length, Warns Michael Gove

Updated: See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak. The length of the coronavirus lockdown depends on how stringently the public stick to the rules, Cabinet minister... Read more ...

Ancelotti reveals Klopp called LFC's fixture v. Atleti a “criminal act” amid...

Ancelotti reveals Klopp called LFC's fixture v. Atleti a “criminal act” amid COVID-19 fears

Jurgen Klopp slammed the decision to allow the Champions League fixture between Liverpool and Ateltico Madrid take place earlier this month, according to Carlo Ancelotti. The... Read more ...