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EXPERT REACTION TO PUBLICATION OF DETAIL OF ‘FIVE PILLARS' OF HOW THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO SCALE UP COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAMMES

The UK government has published the detail of its ‘five pillar' strategy for scaling up the UK's COVID-19 testing programme. Prof Martin...

EXPERT REACTION TO UPDATED REPORT ON PATIENTS CRITICALLY ILL IN INTENSIVE CARE WITH COVID-19, AS PUBLISHED ON SATURDAY BY ICNARC (INTENSIVE CARE NATIONAL AUDIT & RESEARCH CENTRE)

The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre published its updated report* on patients in intensive care who are critically...

 
 
 

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

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced the latest figures for cases of and deaths from COVID-19 in the UK. Prof Peter...

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

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced the latest figures for cases of and deaths from COVID-19. Dr Michael Head,...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO PEOPLE WHO THINK 5G CAUSES CORONAVIRUS

There have been reports of people who think 5G mobile networks have caused the coronavirus outbreak. Dr Simon Clarke, Associate Professor...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE FUTURE OF THE UK LOCKDOWN

Expert comment following media interviews with Profs Neil Ferguson and Graham Medley on the future of the UK lockdown. Prof Martin...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE IDEA OF IMMUNITY PASSPORTS

Comments in response to journalists questions about the idea of ‘immunity passports', as mooted in the No 10 pres conference on Wednesday...

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

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced the latest figures for cases , and deaths from COVID-19. Prof James Naismith...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENT ON THE NUMBER HOSPITAL-BASED COVID-19 DEATHS ON THE 25TH MARCH

Prof Sheila Bird has analysed the data on the number hospital-based COVID-19 deaths on the 25th March. Prof Sheila Bird, Formerly Programme...

EXPERT REACTION TO A STUDY ABOUT FACEMASK EFFECTIVENESS

As study, published in Nature Medicine, reports on the effectiveness of facemasks. Dr Simon Clarke, Associate Professor in Cellular...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO USE OF FACEMASKS

Comment in response to questions from journalists about the use of facemasks. Prof Susan Michie, Director of the UCL Centre for Behaviour...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE LATEST COVID-19 PRESS CONFERENCE

The No 10 press conference, on Thursday 2nd April, featured Matt Hancock, Stephen Powis and John Newton. Testing for COVID-19 was one...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO 1 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID AS REPORTED BY JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The Coronavirus Resource Centre, put together by John Hopkins University, shows that global COVID-19 cases now exceed 1 million. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO JOURNALISTS' QUESTIONS ABOUT 'LITTLE SHIPS' AND TESTING LOCATIONS FOR COVID-19

There have been reports in the media* that many smaller private laboratories at institutions are repurposing themselves to conduct...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO RAPID EVIDENCE REVIEW ON THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES ON CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CONTACTS

A review, published in Eurosurveillance, reports on the impact of school closures on children's social contacts. Dr Angharad Rudkin,...

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST CASE AND DEATH FIGURES FOR COVID-19 IN THE UK

The Department of Health and Social Care has released the latest case and death figures for COVID-19 in the UK - 33,718 cases and 2,921...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENTS ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEST FOR COVID-19

Comments in answer to some questions from journalist about the different types of testing for COVID-19. Comments sent out on Thursday...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE COP26 UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

The COP Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, with the UK and its Italian partners, have made the decision...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENT CLARIFYING SITUATION WITH FACE MASKS AND WHO

There have been reports in the media* that the World Health Organisation are reviewing their advice on face masks and COVID-19. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO WORKING ON A COVID-19 VACCINE

British American Tobacco have announced that they are working on a COVID-19 vaccine. Prof Julian Ma, Hotung Chair of Molecular Immunology,...

 
 
 



'I'm not feeling like a family member': Liverpool staff dismayed by decision...

'I'm not feeling like a family member': Liverpool staff dismayed by decision to put them on furlough

A Liverpool staff member has expressed their disappointment following the club's controversial decision to furlough some of their non-playing workers in response to the... Read more ...

Keir Starmer appoints rival Lisa Nandy to top job but snubs Rebecca Long-Bailey

Keir Starmer appoints rival Lisa Nandy to top job but snubs Rebecca Long-Bailey

The new Labour leader has reshuffled the party's top team as he starts to make his mark. Out are Corbyn loyalists to be replaced by those on the soft left Read more ...

Coronavirus: Pulev pledges to donate half his purse from Joshua showdown to...

Coronavirus: Pulev pledges to donate half his purse from Joshua showdown to help fight pandemic

Kubrat Pulev will donate half of his purse from his potential world heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua to help medical workers fight the coronavirus. Read more ...

West Brom chief takes 100% pay cut but admits club have considered...

West Brom chief takes 100% pay cut but admits club have considered furloughing non-playing staff' 

West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins will take a 100 per cent pay cut, with Baggies senior management team having also offered to take large reductions in their wages. Read more ...

Scotland's chief medic's TV apology after breaking own coronavirus rules

Scotland's chief medic's TV apology after breaking own coronavirus rules

Catherine Calderwood visited her family's second home in Fife, more than an hours travel from her primary home in Edinburgh, despite advising all Scots to stay home during the... Read more ...

Matt Hancock emotional as he says he's 'lost two people' to coronavirus

Matt Hancock emotional as he says he's 'lost two people' to coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivered this afternoon's press conference after the Department for Health and Social Care confirmed that the UK's Covid-19 death toll had risen... Read more ...

Tim Cahill picks Chelsea's Mason Mount as Premier League's most exciting...

Tim Cahill picks Chelsea's Mason Mount as Premier League's most exciting young player

Mount has been a breakout star for Chelsea this season Tim Cahill has identified Mason Mount as the Premier League 's most exciting young star. The Chelsea midfielder has... Read more ...

Champions League and Europa League could be CANCELLED if coronavirus...

Champions League and Europa League could be CANCELLED if coronavirus restrictions continue

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says playing behind closed doors is a better option than scrapping the season, but warned European competitions could be abandoned. Read more ...

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League...

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League five-a-side team

Van Dijk's team would be dominated by City players Virgil van Dijk has selected his Premier League five-a-side and picked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the team. The... Read more ...

Lord Bath of Longleat dead: Tributes as politician and animal-lover dies of...

Lord Bath of Longleat dead: Tributes as politician and animal-lover dies of coronavirus

LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK owner Lord Bath has died at the age of 87 after testing positive for coronavirus. Read more ...