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EXPERT REACTION TO A CASE STUDY WHICH FINDS EVIDENCE FOR THE POTENTIAL TRANSMISSION OF SARS-COV-2 VIA THE PLACENTA FROM A MOTHER TO HER BABY

A case study, published in Nature Communications , looked at evidence for the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via the placenta...

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST ONS STATS ON DEATHS IN ENGLAND AND WALES UP TO WEEK ENDING 3 JULY 2020

The Office for National Statistics have released the latest figures for deaths in England and Wales, including deaths from COVID-19...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO DAILY RECORDED COVID-19 DEATHS, MONDAY 13TH JULY

The government have released the latest daily figures for deaths from COVID-19 in the UK. Prof James Naismith FRS FRSE FMedSci, Director...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW LONG-TERM PLAN TO TACKLE FLOODING

The government have announced their new long term plan to tackle flooding in the UK. Prof Hannah Cloke, Professor of Hydrology, University...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO ANNOUNCEMENT THAT FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE COMPULSORY IN ENGLAND'S SHOPS FROM 24 JULY

The government have announced that from the 24th July face coverings will be mandatory in England's shops to help limit the spread...

WHAT DOES WINTER HOLD FOR COVID-19 AND UK HEALTH?

As we unlock after the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts are looking ahead to winter to anticipate the challenges we may face. The...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO MINISTERS' STATEMENTS ON FACEMASKS IN SHOPS

There has been continued discussion in the media about ministers statements on whether facemasks will become required in shops in the...

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT ON THE DURATION OF ANTIBODY RESPONSE TO SARS-COV-2 INFECTION

A preprint, an unpublished non peer reviewed paper posted on medRxiv, looked at the duration of antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Prof...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT THE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO COVID-19'S SPIKE PROTEIN

A study, published in Nature Medicine, looked at the immune response to COVID-19's spike protein. Dr Al Edwards, School of Pharmacy,...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY ON LLAMA-DERIVED NEUTRALISING NANOBODIES TO SARS-COV-2 IN CELL CULTURE

A study, published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology , looked llama-derived neutralising nanobodies to SARS-CoV-2 in cell culture. Prof...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO GILEAD PRESENTING ADDITIONAL DATA IN A PRESS RELEASE ABOUT REMDESIVIR AND COVID-19, INCLUDING DATA ON DEATHS

The pharmaceutical company Gilead have released additional data about the drug remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19, including...

EXPERT REACTION TO TRAVELLERS ARRIVING IN THE UK FROM 75 COUNTRIES NO LONGER HAVING TO SELF-ISOLATE FOR TWO WEEKS

The government have announced that travellers from a list of 75 countries will no longer have to self isolate for two weeks upon their...

 
 
 

MEET THE MEDICS WHO WILL SHARE IN £8MILLION FUNDING TO RESEARCH SHORT AND LONG TERM HEALTH ISSUES FOR PATIENTS HOSPITALISED WITH COVID

On Sunday Matt Hancock announced the launch of a major £8.4 million research study into the long-term health effects of COVID-19 on...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT BCG VACCINATION PROGRAMMES AND COVID-19 DEATHS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

A study, published in PNAS, looked at BCG vaccination programmes and COVID-19 deaths in different countries. Prof Keith Neal, Emeritus...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST ESTIMATES FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF R AND GROWTH RATES NATIONALLY AND REGIONALLY

The government have released the latest estimates for the COVID-19 R value and growth rates nationally and regionally across the UK. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY ON AEROSOL BOXES AND EXPOSURE TO AIRBORNE PARTICLES

A study, published in Anaesthesia , has looked at aerosol boxes and exposure to airborne particles. Prof Derek Hill, Professor of Medical...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO ONS COVID-19 INFECTION SURVEY

The Office for National Statistics have released the latest figures from their COVID-19 Infection Survey. Dr Daniel Lawson, Lecturer...

EXPERT REACTION TO FURTHER EASING OF LOCKDOWN, AS ANNOUNCED AT TODAY'S GOVT PRESS CONFERENCE

At a government press conference today they announced that there will be further easing of lockdown in England. Dr David Strain, Clinical...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO REPORTS THAT HILLINGDON HOSPITAL HAS CLOSED TO EMERGENCY AMBULANCES AND EMERGENCY ADMISSIONS DUE TO SOME STAFF COVID-19 CASES AND SOME STAFF SELF-ISOLATING

There have been reports that Hillingdon hospital has closed to emergency ambulances and emergency admissions due to some staff COVID-19...

EXPERT REACTION TO HEAD-TO-HEAD EVALUATION OF FOUR COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ANTIBODY TESTS, CARRIED OUT BY PHE PORTON DOWN, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD AND OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Public Health England an Oxford University have conducted an evaluation of four commercially available antibody tests for COVID-19. Prof...

 
 
 



Carole Baskin tricked into Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile birthday shout outs

Carole Baskin tricked into Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile birthday shout outs

A prankster asked Carole, who starred in Netflix show Tiger King, to send fan 'Rolf Harris' a personalised message. Read more ...

What the Huawei ban means for your phone, broadband and the future of 5G

What the Huawei ban means for your phone, broadband and the future of 5G

Huawei equipment will have to be removed from Britain's 5G network by 2027 - but what does that mean for your devices, and for the future of high speed internet in the UK?... Read more ...

Lea Michele pays tribute to late Glee co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith

Lea Michele pays tribute to late Glee co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith

Lea paid tribute to her late co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith with never-before-seen photographs of them Read more ...

China row erupts as 'clear-eyed' Britain to RIP OUT all Huawei 5G telecoms...

China row erupts as 'clear-eyed' Britain to RIP OUT all Huawei 5G telecoms equipment

CHINA has received a stern warning from the UK Government as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced to the Commons Britain will officially ban Chinese tech giant Huawei. Read more ...

Jurgen Klopp insists Manchester City's European ban escape was 'not a good...

Jurgen Klopp insists Manchester City's European ban escape was 'not a good day for football'

UEFA initially handed City a European ban for breaching FFP regulations, but City appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and subsequently had the ban taken away. Read more ...

What channel is West Brom v Fulham on? Kick off time, live stream and latest...

What channel is West Brom v Fulham on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

West Brom cannot secure promotion from the Championship with a victory over Fulham this week - but they could be banging on the door of the Premier League by Tuesday night. The... Read more ...

Clive Tyldesley breaks silence after being replaced as ITV's lead commentator

Clive Tyldesley breaks silence after being replaced as ITV's lead commentator

Clive Tyldesley joined ITV from the BBC in 1996 Veteran ITV football commentator Clive Tyldesley admits he has been left ‘baffled' by the broadcaster's decision to replace him... Read more ...

Shop workers are dying at 75% higher rate than rest of country

Shop workers are dying at 75% higher rate than rest of country

All shoppers in England will have to wear a face covering in stores from July 24 Sales assistants are significantly more likely to die from coronavirus, Matt Hancock told MPs... Read more ...

Appeal to raise funeral funds for MMA fighter killed at his 30th birthday party

Appeal to raise funeral funds for MMA fighter killed at his 30th birthday party

Jahreau Shepherd was found with stab wounds on the Black Prince Estate in Kennington, south London, shortly after 10pm on Saturday The managers of an MMA fighter who was... Read more ...

Mark Wright prefers nights in with his wife Michelle Keegan to 'getting...

Mark Wright prefers nights in with his wife Michelle Keegan to 'getting smashed' on the weekend

The former TOWIE star, 33, has been doing online workouts with fans from his home gym throughout lockdown and told how he now enjoys a more subdued lifestyle. Read more ...