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A preprint, an unpublished non peer reviewed paper posted on medRxiv, looked at the duration of antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.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

EXPERT REACTION TO REPORTS THAT THE WHO HAVE SAID AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION OF SARS-COV-2 CANNOT BE RULED OUT IN CROWDED, CLOSED OR POORLY VENTILATED SETTINGS

It has been reported that the World Health Organisation have said airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 cannot be ruled out in crowded,...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO PAPER FROM OPENSAFELY PLATFORM QUANTIFYING CLINICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC RISK FACTORS FOR COVID19-RELATED DEATH

A report, published by Nature , quantifying clinical and demographic risk factors for COVID-19 related death. Dr Tom Wingfield, Senior...

EXPERT REACTION TO BBC NEWS REPORT THAT THE JOINT BIOSECURITY CENTRE IS TO TAKE A MORE PROMINENT ROLE IN CO-ORDINATING THE RESPONSE TO COVID-19, AND SAGE WILL MEET LESS OFTEN

It has been reported that the new Joint Biosecurity Centre will soon take on a more prominent role in co-ordinating the response to...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19

Research, published in the journal Brain, looked at the neurological complications of Covid-19. Dr David Strain, Senior Clinical Lecturer,...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT STATINS AND ALL-CAUSE AND CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY IN US VETERANS 75 YEARS AND OLDER

Research, published in JAMA, looked at statins and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in US veterans 75 years and older. Prof Peter...

 
 
 



Lea Michele Honors Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith With Never-Before-Seen Glee...

Lea Michele Honors Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith With Never-Before-Seen Glee Photos

Lea Michele has joined the rest of the Glee cast in their mourning over the death of Naya Rivera. On Monday, July 13, Rivera's body was recovered from a Southern California... Read more ...

Lidl to open new stores in Scotland as 220 jobs created

Lidl to open new stores in Scotland as 220 jobs created

New stores are planned for Rosyth, Finnieston and Robroyston - adding to the firm's 103 Scottish sites. Read more ...

Jurgen Klopp congratulates Adebayo Akinfenwa after Wycombe's play-off success

Jurgen Klopp congratulates Adebayo Akinfenwa after Wycombe's play-off success

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sent Adebayo Akinfenwa a congratulatory video message, after the forward helped Wycombe secure promotion to the Championship. 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 ...

Amber Riley shares a sweet video of the late Naya Rivera singing a duet with...

Amber Riley shares a sweet video of the late Naya Rivera singing a duet with her son Josey

Naya River's Glee costar Amber Riley shared a touching video of the late actress singing Skidamarink with her four-year-old son Josey, shortly after her body was recovered. Read more ...

UK economy grew 1.8% as lockdown started to ease

UK economy grew 1.8% as lockdown started to ease

The UK economy grew by 1.8% in May as activity began to recover as the coronavirus lockdown eased, according to the ONS The UK economy grew by 1.8% in May as activity began to... Read more ...

England and Wales record lowest coronavirus deaths for 15 weeks

England and Wales record lowest coronavirus deaths for 15 weeks

Coronavirus deaths have hit the lowest point for 15 weeks - since lockdown began The number of deaths involving coronavirus has reached its lowest weekly level for 15... Read more ...

Johnny Depp court case: All the updates from day 6 of actor's libel trial

Johnny Depp court case: All the updates from day 6 of actor's libel trial

It's day six of the trial Members of Johnny Depp 's staff are expected to give evidence on day six of the actor's libel trial. The actor, 57, is suing NGN over an April 2018... Read more ...

Clive Tyldesley exits role as ITV's main football commentator after 22 years

Clive Tyldesley exits role as ITV's main football commentator after 22 years

Sports broadcaster Clive Tyldesley is leaving his role as ITV's main football commentator after 22 years in the post. Tyldesley will remain part of the ITV Sport team... Read more ...

Another pub shuts down for 72-hour deep clean after customer tests positive...

Another pub shuts down for 72-hour deep clean after customer tests positive for coronavirus

The Crown & Anchor in Aveley, Essex has been forced to close its doors for 72 hours after a customer tested positive for coronavirus after vising. Read more ...