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Two-thirds of the public have hand dermatitis due to rigorous hand washing

More than two-thirds of the public may have hand dermatitis due to stringent handwashing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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One in five UK adults experienced depression during lockdown

According to new ONS data, one in five adults experienced some form of depression during lockdown - more than double the pre-pandemic rate.
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Only 41% of people are willing to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine trials

New research from the University of Birmingham shows that only 41% of people would be willing to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine trials.
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One third of hospitalised COVID-19 patients show lung changes one year on

A new study has found that one-third of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital still present lung changes one year on.
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CureVac mRNA vaccine can be stored at normal fridge temperature

The CureVac mRNA vaccine is currently in final stages of clinical trials - but it is expected to perform like Pfizer and Moderna, with the bonus of surviving at ordinary refrigeration temperatures.
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US declares support for TRIPS waiver on COVID vaccines

The TRIPS waiver would temporarily stop an intellectual property law that stops poorer countries to manufacture the vaccine - the US now joins India and South Africa in the proposal.
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Fully vaccinated UK adults to get COVID booster dose in 2021

Adults over the age of 50 in the UK could get the COVID booster dose in 2021 - the third dose of the vaccine could be given as soon as Autumn.
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COVID-19 variant vaccines will be fast-tracked through cutting-edge testing centre

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that vaccines tailored to tackle COVID-19 variants will be fast-tracked through new state-of-the-art labs.
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Screening healthcare workers could serve as warning system for viruses

Researchers have suggested that data from healthcare workers could be used to rapidly estimate the severity of future viruses.
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Doctors stop vaccine-blood clot with heparin alternative

A patient with vaccine-inducted thrombotic thrombocytopenia was successfully treated with a heparin alternative, after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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Changes in hospital mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers have published the most comprehensive study of COVID-19 hospital mortality rates in the United States.
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Social media users more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories

A study by Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) researchers has found that users of conservative and social media are more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories.
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What are the side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

Here, we discuss some of the common misconceptions about side effects of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.

Using UVC light on disinfectants makes them safer to use

A new study from the University of Waterloo has found that applying UVC light to common disinfectants makes them safer to use against COVID-19.
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Dogs can sniff out coronavirus with 96% accuracy

According to a new study, led by the University of Pennsylvania, specially trained detection dogs can sniff out positive COVID-19 samples with 96% accuracy.
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Single COVID-19 vaccine protects against variants in those with previous infection

A new study has found that a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine boosts protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants, but only in those with previous infection.
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How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

Here, Fulcare look at how businesses and workers are innovating their jobs to fit in with the new low-touch economy.
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Pfizer applies for COVID vaccine to be given to 12-year-olds

Pfizer could make their COVID vaccine available to 12-year-olds in Europe from June, after clinical trials in March showed 100% efficiency for those aged 12 to 15.
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NHS offers COVID-19 vaccine to all people 40 and over

The NHS is now inviting everyone aged 40 and over to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Researchers say missing second COVID dose could “prolong pandemic”

The study found that missing a second COVID dose could "prolong" the pandemic, with more than 5 million people in the US not taking their scheduled dose.

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