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EXPERT COMMENT ON THE NEED FOR ACCURATE TESTS TO DETECT COVID-19 ANTIBODIES

There have been questions from journalists about the need for COVID-19 antibody tests. Prof David Wraith, Professor of Immunology and...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE HEALTH SECRETARY ANNOUNCING A ‘NHS VOLUNTEERS' SCHEME AND A NEW TEMPORARY HOSPITAL AS PART OF THE COVID-19 RESPONSE

In a Number 10 press conference this afternoon the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced a ‘NHS Volunteers' scheme and a new temporary...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO CDC REPORT ON COVID-19 OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS, WHICH INCLUDES THAT SARS-COV-2 RNA WAS IDENTIFIED ON SURFACES IN CABINS UP TO 17 DAYS AFTER THEY WERE VACATED

The US Centre for Disease Control has published a report on the COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships, which includes that SARS-CoV-2...

EXPERT REACTION TO REPORTED SECOND WAVE OF INFECTIONS IN HONG KONG

The has reportedly been a second wave of COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong. Prof Sian Griffiths, Emeritus Professor, the Chinese University...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO TODAY'S NEW UK COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS AND MORTALITIES

The Department of Health and Social Care have released today's new figures, there are now 8,077 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the...

EXPERT REACTION TO POSTPONEMENT OF THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

The International Olympic Committee have announced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until 2021. Dr Michael Head, Senior...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 AND VIRAL LOAD

There have been questions from journalists about viral load ad the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr Edward Parker, Research Fellow in Systems...

EXPERT REACTION TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN HUBEI PROVINCE TO BE LIFTED FROM MIDNIGHT, AND THE LOCKDOWN IN WUHAN TO BE PARTIALLY LIFTED ON 8 APRIL

The Chinese authorities have announced that they are lifting the lockdown measures in place for Hubei province, and partially lifting...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO DROP IN AIR POLLUTION BECAUSE OF COVID-19

There have been reports of reduced air pollution levels around the world, due to reduction in activity from COVID-19 responses. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE POSSIBILITY THAT LOSS OF TASTE AND SMELL COULD BE A SYMPTOM OF COVID-19

There have been reports in the media that a loss of taste or smell has been associated with people suffering from COVID-19. Prof Carl...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO SIX CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH PROJECTS ANNOUNCED WHICH WILL GET SHARE OF £20 MILLION FROM GOVERNMENT

The UK government announced* on 23rd March 2020 that six new research projects focusing on the novel coronavirus will receive a share...

EXPERT REACTION TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S RISK FROM COVID-19

There have been questions from journalists on the risk children and young people face from COVID-19. Professor Russell Viner, President...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENT ON AGE, COVID-19 INFECTION AND THE ROLE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

There have been questions from journalists about why it is important for young people to practise social distancing. Professor Alan...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE UK GOVERNMENT BEING IN TALKS WITH AMAZON AND OTHER COMPANIES ABOUT DELIVERING COVID-19 TESTING KITS TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND THOSE SELF-ISOLATING

There have been reports* that the UK government is in talks with Amazon and other companies about delivering COVID-19 testing kits...

 
 
 

EXPERT COMMENT ON ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES

There has been widespread discussion in the media on enforcing social distancing measures, similar to the restrictions enforced in...

EXPERT REACTION TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CHILDREN EXERCISING AND PLAYING

There have been questions from journalists about how children should follow the social distancing guidelines. Prof Sian Griffiths,...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT ON ESTIMATES OF EXCESS MORTALITY FROM COVID-19 IN THE UK

A preprint estimating the excess 1-year mortality from COVID-19 in the UK was posted on Monday 23 March 2020. This work is not peer-reviewed. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO LAUNCH OF UK WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCE ALLIANCE TO MAP SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

The UK Government announced funding on 23rd March 2020 for a genome sequencing consortium, called COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium,...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO COMPARISONS OF UK AND ITALY DEATH RATES FROM COVID-19

There have been questions in the media about the differences between the death rates from COVID-19 in the UK and in Italy. Prof Sir...

EXPERT REACTION TO GUIDANCE ON SHIELDING AND PROTECTING PEOPLE DEFINED ON MEDICAL GROUNDS AS EXTREMELY VULNERABLE FROM COVID-19

Public Health England published guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from...

 
 
 



TGV transforms into high-speed ambulance

TGV transforms into high-speed ambulance

One of France's high speed TGV trains is being used to relocate patients to less crowded hospitals. Read more ...

Frank Lampard completes sensational return to Chelsea as manager

Frank Lampard completes sensational return to Chelsea as manager

Frank Lampard has been unveiled as Chelsea's new manager, sealing a fairytale return for the club's all-time record goalscorer and greatest-ever player. 'I am immensely proud,'... Read more ...

Burnley 0-0 Arsenal - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

Burnley 0-0 Arsenal - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

The positives for Mikel Arteta are that Arsenal remain unbeaten away from the Emirates under him and this was the sort of afternoon they may have left Lancashire with nothing a... Read more ...

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for Coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for Coronavirus

It comes after it was revealed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing St Read more ...

Piers Morgan ready to be PM as Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Piers Morgan ready to be PM as Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Piers is putting his hand up for the PM's role Piers Morgan has joked he's ready for the Prime Minster's job as Boris Johnson today tested positive for coronavirus . It comes... Read more ...

Scott Morrison wishes British counterpart Boris Johnson well after UK PM's...

Scott Morrison wishes British counterpart Boris Johnson well after UK PM's coronavirus diagnosis

Boris Johnson revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19 in a post on Twitter on Friday night. Read more ...

James Martin's cream of the country: Stuffed porchetta

James Martin's cream of the country: Stuffed porchetta

Try these scrumptious recipes from James Martin's new book and TV series use the best of British produce, from succulent pork to the berries in this glorious pud. Read more ...

Your Health in His Hands

Your Health in His Hands

Michael Brooks joins the show live from NYC to talk about the US response to coronavirus. Plus, Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock test positive for COVID-19. Read more ...

Donald Trump sure Boris Johnson will be ‘totally great' after coronavirus blow

Donald Trump sure Boris Johnson will be ‘totally great' after coronavirus blow

President Trump has wished Boris Johnson - who has asked the US for more ventilators - a speedy recovery from coronavirus after the pair spoke on the phone on Friday Read more ...

Murder probe after woman found dead in church grounds

Murder probe after woman found dead in church grounds

A murder investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in church grounds A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was discovered in the grounds... Read more ...