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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,...

 
 
 

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

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that there are now 29,474 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK, and there...

EXPERT REACTION TO PAPER ON ‘SHEDDING' OF SARS-COV-2 VIRUS IN 9 PATIENTS WITH COVID-19

A paper, published in Nature, reports on the ‘shedding' of SARS-CoV-2 virus in 9 patients with COVID-19. Prof Rosalind Smyth, Director...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO BEGINNING OF PHASE 3 RANDOMISED STUDIES OF REMDESIVIR IN THE UK, ANNOUNCED BY GILEAD SCIENCES IN PATIENTS WITH MODERATE OR SEVERE COVID-19

Gilead Science have announced the beginning of phase 3 randomised studies of remdesivir in the UK, in patients with moderate or severe...

EXPERT COMMENTS ABOUT REAGENTS NEEDED FOR COVID-19 SWAB PCR TESTING

There have been reports about the reagent chemicals required for COVID-19 testing. Dr Colin Butter, Associate Professor and Programme...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES THAT THE REPRODUCTIVE NUMBER IN THE UK DURING THE LOCKDOWN MAY BE BELOW 1

A non peer reviewed report into the reproductive number of COVID-19 in the UK, has found that it may have lowered to below 1 during...

EXPERT REACTION TO PAPER LOOKING AT MOBILE APPS FOR CONTACT TRACING IN EPIDEMICS WITHOUT QUARANTINE

A paper, published in the journal Science, reports on mobile apps for contact tracing in epidemics without quarantine. Prof Keith Neal,...

 
 
 



Marvel and Disney release dates: Black Widow, Mulan, Eternals and more REVEALED

Marvel and Disney release dates: Black Widow, Mulan, Eternals and more REVEALED

MARVEL AND DISNEY fans were left in limbo over whether their favourite films would be releasing this year following the coronavirus pandemic, but now Black Widow, Mulan... Read more ...

Donald Trump asks people to start wearing face coverings to stop spread of...

Donald Trump asks people to start wearing face coverings to stop spread of coronavirus

Donald Trump, pictured Friday, has now recommended Americans wear face coverings such as scarves to try and stop the spread of coronavirus Donald Trump has asked Americans to... Read more ...

Premier League donate £20m to NHS in fight against coronavirus as clubs...

Premier League donate £20m to NHS in fight against coronavirus as clubs thank staff and key workers for ‘heroic' efforts

THE Premier League are donating £20million to the NHS to help ease the burden during the coronavirus pandemic. And they'll also risk a war with the PFA by encouraging Premier... Read more ...

Anthony Yarde announces grandmother dies of coronavirus just six days after...

Anthony Yarde announces grandmother dies of coronavirus just six days after father passes

Anthony Yarde has lost both his father and grandmother to the coronavirus in the past week. Read more ...

Robert Kennedy's granddaughter and her son, 8, found drowned after going missing

Robert Kennedy's granddaughter and her son, 8, found drowned after going missing

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and her son were on a boat trip in Maryland, America, when they were reported missing Read more ...

Princess Eugenie's father-in-law ‘in intensive care battling coronavirus'

Princess Eugenie's father-in-law ‘in intensive care battling coronavirus'

George Brooksbank, 71, is said to be in a ‘serious but stable' condition in hospital Princess Eugenie 's father-in-law is said to be in intensive care after testing positive... Read more ...

Mary Berry's easy Easter: Roast leg of lamb

Mary Berry's easy Easter: Roast leg of lamb

You can still make the holiday a very special one - try Mary Berry's simple but scrumptious recipes and her tips for making the most of what's in your larder. Pictured, roast... Read more ...

Robbie Savage auctioning Thierry Henry's milestone Arsenal shirt to help NHS

Robbie Savage auctioning Thierry Henry's milestone Arsenal shirt to help NHS

The Mirror's columnist the shirt Thierry Henry was wearing when he scored his 100th goal for Arsenal , playing against Robbie's Birmingham City in 2003 Read more ...

Soul legend Bill Withers dies

Soul legend Bill Withers dies

The singer, responsible for hits including Lean on Me, Lovely Day, Just the Two of Us, and Ain't No Sunshine, died on Monday from heart complications. Read more ...

The Flash star Logan Williams dies tragically at 16 leaving 'devastated' mother

The Flash star Logan Williams dies tragically at 16 leaving 'devastated' mother

The Flash star Logan Williams, who played a young version of the title character on the CW series, has died at 16. His mother Marlyse Williams said she is 'absolutely devastated.' Read more ...