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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...

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT FROM KING'S COLLEGE LONDON ON LONG COVID USING DATA FROM THE COVID SYMPTOM STUDY APP

A preprint, an unpublished non peer-reviewed study posted to medRxiv, looked at long COVID using data from the King's College London...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO 26,688 NEW COVID-19 CASES BEING REPORTED

On Tuesday 21st October the government reported 26,688 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK. Dr Stephen Griffin, Associate Professor...

EXPERT REACTION TO MEDIA REPORTS SUGGESTING A PERSON IN BRAZIL WHO WAS TAKING PART IN THE BRAZIL ARM OF THE OXFORD/ASTRAZENECA VACCINE TRIAL HAS DIED

It has been reported that a person in Brazil who was taking part in the Brazil arm of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO FEATURE ON WHETHER COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS WILL BE ABLE TO TELL US IF THEY PREVENT HOSPITALISATIONS, INTENSIVE CARE USE OR DEATHS

A feature, published in the BMJ, discusses whether COVID-19 vaccine trials will be able to tell us if they prevent hospitalisations,...

MEET THE SCIENTIST APPOINTED TO ADVISE GOVERNMENT ON ETHNICITY AND COVID AND HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT'S FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT ON COVID DISPARITIES

Dr Raghib Ali is Senior Clinical Research Associate, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge and he, along with Professor Keith...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO REPORT LOOKING AT PROGRESS TO ADDRESS COVID-19 HEALTH INEQUALITIES, WITH A FOCUS ON ETHNIC MINORITIES

A new report has looked at progress to address COVID-19 health inequalities, with a focus on ethnic minorities. This Roundup accompanied...

EXPERT REACTION TO MANCHESTER GOING INTO TIER 3

It was announced that the Greater Manchester region is due to be put under Tier 3 COVID restrictions from Friday 23rd October. Dr Shaun...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT LONG TERM NOISE EXPOSURE AND ASSOCIATED COGNITIVE DECLINE AND DEMENTIA IN OLDER ADULTS

Research, published in Alzheimer's & Dementia, looked at long term noise exposure and associated cognitive decline and dementia in...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY OF STEROID TREATMENTS FOR ASTHMA AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Research, published in Thorax , looked at steroid treatments for asthma and osteoporosis. Prof Stephen Evans, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology,...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO NEW RISK TOOL DEVELOPED TO PREDICT A PERSON'S RISK OF BEING ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AND DYING FROM COVID-19

A study, published in the BMJ, looked at a new tool developed to predict a person's risk of being admitted to hospital and dying from...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY ON HOW SARS-COV-2 ENTERS CELLS, LOOKING AT STRUCTURE OF THE SPIKE PROTEIN AND NEUROPILIN-1 ON THE SURFACE OF CELLS

A study, published in Science , looked at how SARS-CoV-2 enters cells, and looking at structure of the spike protein and neuropilin-1...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THREE STUDIES OF TOCILIZUMAB TO TREAT COVID PATIENTS

Three studies, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , looked at the drug Tocilizumab to treat COVID-19 patients. Prof Martin Landray,...

EXPERT REACTION TO LONGITUDINAL COHORT STUDY ON EXPOSURE TO FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Research, published in Lancet Planetary Health , looked at exposure to fine particulate matter and neurological disorders. Dr Sara...

 
 
 



Toothless Arsenal punished late as Leicester complete smash and grab

Toothless Arsenal punished late as Leicester complete smash and grab

Jamie Vardy marked his return from injury with a late match-winning goal as Leicester sunk an under par Arsenal 1-0 at The Emirates. Arsenal's defence was nearly breached... Read more ...

Frank Bough dead - BBC TV presenter & Grandstand star dies in care home aged 87

Frank Bough dead - BBC TV presenter & Grandstand star dies in care home aged 87

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Lewis Hamilton issues emotional Michael Schumacher tribute after breaking...

Lewis Hamilton issues emotional Michael Schumacher tribute after breaking race win record

Lewis Hamilton now stands alone after breaking Michael Schumacher's all-time record for F1 race wins at the Portuguese Grand Prix. Read more ...

Memphis Depay sends message to injured Virgil van Dijk after scoring for Lyon

Memphis Depay sends message to injured Virgil van Dijk after scoring for Lyon

The former Manchester United forward revealed a t-shirt in support of the Liverpool defender, who faces months on the sidelines with an ACL injury Read more ...

Chiefs vs Broncos live stream: how to watch NFL week 7 online from anywhere...

Chiefs vs Broncos live stream: how to watch NFL week 7 online from anywhere today

Here's how to get a Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos live stream and watch all the NFL week 7 action online tonight. Read more ...

Emily Atack to dish on one-night stands and explicit messages for new ITV show

Emily Atack to dish on one-night stands and explicit messages for new ITV show

Celebrity Juice star Emily Atack is to share many details about life as a single woman including one-night stands and unsolicited lewd photos in her new series Read more ...

British special forces storm oil tanker after stowaways threaten crew

British special forces storm oil tanker after stowaways threaten crew

SBS personnel boarded the Greek-operated oil tanker Nave Andromeda in the English channel with seven people later detained. Read more ...

Sophie Gradon's mum shares emotional tribute on late Love Island star's birthday

Sophie Gradon's mum shares emotional tribute on late Love Island star's birthday

Late Love Island star Sophie Gradon's mum shared an emotional tribute to her on her birthday. Read more ...

Arsenal vs Leicester - Premier League: live score, lineups and updates

Arsenal vs Leicester - Premier League: live score, lineups and updates

It already feels like an important match between the two teams as they eye an early advantage over one another in the race for European football come the end of the season. Read more ...

Ronaldinho tests positive for coronavirus and is forced to isolate in Belo...

Ronaldinho tests positive for coronavirus and is forced to isolate in Belo Horizonte

Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has confirmed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He told his Instagram followers that he is asymptomatic and is now... Read more ...