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LATEST INTERIM RESULTS FROM THE REACT-1 STUDY ON COVID-19 SPREAD ACROSS ENGLAND

This briefing covered the latest interim data from the largest community coronavirus testing programme, REACT. This batch of data is...

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT GIVING THE INTERIM RESULTS FROM ROUND 6 OF THE REACT-1 STUDY ON COVID-19 SPREAD ACROSS ENGLAND

A preprint, an unpublished non-peer reviewed study, reports on the latest data from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England. Prof...

 
 
 

THE PLATFORM RANDOMISED TRIAL OF INTERVENTIONS AGAINST COVID-19 IN OLDER PEOPLE TRIAL

PRINCIPLE is a nationwide, randomised controlled trial run by scientists at the University of Oxford to evaluate potential COVID-19...

Q&A ON NEW COVID RESPONSE EVALUATION DASHBOARD

Researchers at UCL have developed a new data visualisation dashboard for COVID-19 - the i-sense COVID Response Evaluation Dashboard...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO NEWS FROM MODERNA THAT THE MHRA ARE REPORTEDLY TO BEGIN A ROLLING REVIEW OF THEIR COVID-19 VACCINE CANDIDATE

Moderna have announced that the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is to begin a rolling review of Moderna's mRNA...

EXPERT REACTION TO CORONAVIRUS INFECTION SURVEY: CHARACTERISTICS OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN ENGLAND , AS PUBLISHED BY ONS

The Office for National Statistics have released their monthly report on the Coronavirus Infection Survey looking at characteristics...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE ONS RELEASE ON DEATHS REGISTERED IN ENGLAND AND WALES, PROVISIONAL: WEEK ENDING 16 OCTOBER 2020

The Office for National Statistics have released provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the...

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT SUGGESTING PATIENTS WHO RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 COULD SUFFER SERIOUS COGNITIVE DECLINE

A preprint posted to MedRxiv, looked at cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19. Prof Derek Hill, Professor of...

 
 
 

LATEST RESULTS FROM THE REACT-2 STUDY ON CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODY PREVALENCE IN ENGLAND

The REACT-2 study at Imperial College London aims to estimate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies across England, to estimate the...

EXPERT REACTION TO A PREPRINT FROM THE REACT-2 STUDY LOOKING AT PREVALENCE OF ANTIBODY POSITIVITY TO SARS-COV-2

Latest preprint from the REACT-2 programme led by scientists at Imperial College London. The REACT-2 programme is a series of studies...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO MEDIA REPORTS SUGGESTING EARLY PHASE II DATA SUGGESTS THE OXFORD COVID-19 VACCINE INDUCES AN IMMUNE RESPONSES IN OLDER AS WELL AS YOUNGER ADULTS

There have been reports that early phase II data for the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial suggests similar immune responses between older...

EXPERT REACTION TO WRINKLED PEAS AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS

Research, published in Nature Food, looked at whether a type of wrinkled ‘super pea' could help control blood sugar levels and reduce...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO NEWS REPORTS ON BOOTS TESTING SERVICE FOR SARS-COV-2

Boots have announced the launch of a brand new in-store COVID-19 testing service, specifically offered for those without COVID-19 symptoms,...

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST GOVERNMENT R VALUE AND GROWTH RATES

The government have released the latest estimates for the COVID-19 growth rate and R value. Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO SAGE DOCUMENT LOOKING AT A SEGMENTATION STRATEGY

SAGE have published a document which considers the scientific aspects relating to a strategy that would segment the population into...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE ONS MONTHLY MORTALITY ANALYSIS, ENGLAND AND WALES: SEPTEMBER 2020

The Office for National Statistics have released their monthly mortality analysis for England and Wales covering September 2020. Prof...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE ONS INFECTION SURVEY, UK: 23 OCTOBER 2020

The Office for National Statistics , have released the latest data from their COVID-19 Infection Survey. Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus...

EXPERT REACTION TO RESULTS FROM AN OPEN LABEL PHASE II RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL FOR CONVALESCENT PLASMA TO TREAT MODERATE COVID-19

A trial, published in The BMJ, looked at convalescent plasma for the treatment of moderate COVID-19. Prof Martin Landray, Professor...

 
 
 
Expert reaction latest Test and Trace Figures for England for the week 8-14 October

EXPERT REACTION LATEST TEST AND TRACE FIGURES FOR ENGLAND FOR THE WEEK 8-14 OCTOBER

The government have released the latest statistics from the COVID-19 Test and Trace system. Prof Sheila Bird, Formerly Programme Leader,...

EXPERT COMMENT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEATHS IN THE SECOND WAVE

Journalists have asked for comment in response to comments made by Prof John Edmunds at the Science and Technology Committee and Health...

 
 
 



What Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to Marcus Rashford before RB...

What Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to Marcus Rashford before RB Leipzig heroics

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was the star of the show in his side's Champions League win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Read more ...

Cannon and Ball star Bobby Ball dies aged 76 from Covid-19

Cannon and Ball star Bobby Ball dies aged 76 from Covid-19

Bobby Ball has died after battling coronavirus Bobby Ball, one half of the comedy double act Cannon & Ball, has died at the age of 76 after testing positive for Covid-19. His... Read more ...

Nice 'terror attack' as man and woman beheaded near French church

Nice 'terror attack' as man and woman beheaded near French church

Police responded to a mass stabbing in the French city. Read more ...

Knife attack reported near church in Nice, three dead

Knife attack reported near church in Nice, three dead

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Brave New World is AXED after just one season as the dystopian drama fails...

Brave New World is AXED after just one season as the dystopian drama fails to find an audience

The dystopian drama, which was based on Aldous Huxley's book of the same name, will not return for a second instalment, and is reportedly being shopped to other networks. Read more ...

Rio Ferdinand warns Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are not good enough to...

Rio Ferdinand warns Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are not good enough to win trophies

The duo helped United keep a clean sheet in their emphatic 5-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday night, after shutting out Chelsea in the Premier League... Read more ...

Juventus vs Barcelona - Champions League: live score, lineups and updates

Juventus vs Barcelona - Champions League: live score, lineups and updates

Juventus host Barcelona in a Champions League tie but will have to do so without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who tested positive for coronavirus for the third time. Follow... Read more ...

Nearly 100,000 catching Covid every day as second wave turns ‘critical'

Nearly 100,000 catching Covid every day as second wave turns ‘critical'

Scientists warn there needs to be a change before Christmas and claim current measures are ‘not sufficient' Medical experts say the second wave of coronavirus has reached a... Read more ...

Three Dead In Knife Attack In Nice

Three Dead In Knife Attack In Nice

Three people have been killed and several others wounded after a knife attack near a church in the French city of Nice. Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack... Read more ...

Prince William and Kate Middleton tell Kate Garraway they want to 'hug her'

Prince William and Kate Middleton tell Kate Garraway they want to 'hug her'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed support towards Kate Garraway as she discussed her husband Derek Draper's nightmare. Read more ...