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Guidance for households struggling to pay essential bills

The UK Government has outlined guidance for those concerned about paying utility bills or repaying credit cards, loans or mortgages due to the impact of coronavirus.
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UKRI funds new project to investigate COVID-19 mutations

An initial £2.5 million will launch the 'G2P-UK' National Virology Consortium, which will investigate COVID-19 mutations to figure out how they impact vaccines.
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UK bans flights from Latin American countries over Brazilian mutation

The UK has banned Latin American countries and Portugal from travelling to the UK as of today (15 January), over increasing fears about the Brazilian COVID-19 mutations.
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DNA testing can rapidly identify pneumonia in COVID-19 patients

Researchers have developed a DNA test to rapidly identify pneumonia in COVID-19 patients, aiding faster treatment.
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The growing digital transformation of the luxury sector

It’s 2021, and today, almost every interaction happens through digital devices - what does this mean for the luxury sector? 
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More than a third of people over 80 have received the COVID-19 vaccine

New data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that more than a third of people aged 80 and over have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
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China begins second COVID lockdown of 22 million people

As new cases rise to 138, China begins a second COVID lockdown for certain regions - impacting a population of 22 million people, just as the WHO team arrives to study the virus.
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The vaccine isn’t a silver bullet for longstanding pressures in elderly care  

Jitesh Patel, Project Director at Kajima Partnerships discusses why the vaccine is not a silver bullet for longstanding pressures in elderly care and how the sector must adapt post-pandemic.
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New data shows that Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is 50.4% effective

The São Paulo Government and Butantan Institute revealed that the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is 15.6% less effective than officials previously suggested.
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People with COVID-19 immunity can still carry and transmit the virus

A new Public Health England (PHE) study has found that past coronavirus infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit the virus.
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When COVID-19 hits a community that survived genocide

Nishat had a conversation with founder of The Lotus Flower, Taban Shoresh, who started this organisation after surviving ISIS in her homeland of Kurdistan, Iraq.
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Will COVID-19 vaccination centres be open all night?

Today (13 January) Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that COVID-19 vaccination centres would be running 24/7 "as soon as we can".
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College campuses at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders in U.S.

College campuses in the U.S are at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders for their entire county, according to a new study.
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US Supreme Court makes abortion pill access more difficult

The Trump administration issued a request to the Supreme Court for abortion pill access to undergo restrictions - meaning that patients will have to pickup the drug in person, during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Workforce changes that are here to stay in 2021

Derek Jones, VP Enterprise Strategy, Americas, at Deputy, explores some of the workforce changes that we can still expect to see throughout 2021 due to COVID-19.
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UK Government taken to court over abortion services in Northern Ireland

A Northern Irish human rights group are taking the UK Government to court, for failing to enforce abortion services in Northern Ireland after the pandemic - one year after abortion was legalised.
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Indonesia gives emergency approval to Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

The country has become the first in the world to approve the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, outside of China itself.
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EU finalises talks with Valneva to secure a new vaccine

Today, the European Commission concluded talks with Valneva to secure a new potential vaccine against COVID-19.
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New tool identifies COVID-19 patients risk of deterioration

A new risk-stratification tool has been developed by researchers from the UK Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium and can accurately predict the likelihood of deterioration in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
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Over 2.2 million people receive first round of the COVID-19 vaccine

In the UK, over 2.2 million people have received the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine between 8th and 10th December, according to the latest figures.

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