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Asia Analysis October 2022
We usher in Winter with our Asia Analysis October 2022 volume, which includes a choice selection of policy-oriented articles.
How the pandemic changed our personalities
The long-standing hypothesis on personality traits may need re-evaluating after a study claims that the pandemic changed our personalities.
Long COVID lessons learned beyond the pandemic
The Long COVID lessons learned beyond the COVID-19 pandemic are detailed here by leading Professors working on the University College London STIMULATE-ICP programme.
After school closures, our focus needs to be on design
Following school closures due to COVID-19, schools need to reopen with safer designs in mind to protect students and help them attain an education.
20 years of impactful healthcare innovation
Graham Watson, Executive Chair at InnoScot Health, explains how the firm’s special 20th anniversary celebrates international healthcare innovation success.
How digital improvements can aid the NHS backlog
Transforming UK healthcare means tackling the NHS backlog from COVID-19, but this could be solved through digital improvements like AI and cloud data.
Plastic pollution and how COVID-19 contributed to the problem
Plastic pollution has been an issue since the 1960s, but when mask-wearing, single-use plastics and hand sanitiser bottles became the norm, things only got worse.
Cracking the cognitive effects of Long COVID
CEO of ViewMind Inc, Mark Edwards, discusses the cognitive effects of Long COVID, aiming to understand the science behind brain fog and other COVID symptoms.
How virtual outpatient care can transform the NHS
Dr Bahman Nedjat-Shokouhi, founder and CEO of Medefer, discusses how virtual outpatient care is the future of the NHS and how we need to prioritise funding for digital technologies that can pave the way for elective recovery.
Did the stressful events of 2020 hinder social development?
The social development of young people was effected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and more global events.
How the pandemic was the catalyst for geospatial innovation
Geospatial technology, or geographic information systems (GIS), has become an essential instrument in multiple areas today: agriculture and aviation, construction and commerce, climate research and law enforcement—the list could go on.
Digital reader improves the accuracy of reporting positive lateral flow tests
Rob Banathy, Senior Product Manager at NHS Digital, explains how his team developed a lateral flow device digital reader service that can detect nearly twice the number of positive COVID-19 cases during early infection compared to the human eye.
Vaccines can reduce COVID-19 effects by up to 80%
Long-term COVID-19 effects have been decreased from anywhere between 50 and 80% for those who have been vaccinated when compared to unvaccinated people.
The global picture of Tuberculosis: A view from WHO
Experts Dr Michel Gasana & Dr Frank Lule from World Health Organization – Regional Office for Africa, provide an update on the global picture of Tuberculosis.
The Immune system in Human Biology
Experts from Oxford Immune Algorithmics highlight how the Immune system has come under the spotlight in Human Biology, particularly as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NHS dentist visits decrease by 9.5% across the UK
2021 to 2022 saw an almost 10% drop in NHS dentist visits across England, due to COVID-19 restrictions and a lack of patient access.
Why are Republicans and Black people most hesitant to get the COVID vaccine?
Republicans and Black people are most hesitant to get the COVID vaccine as a result of misinformation, access to healthcare and even medical racism.
Looking ahead: What has the pandemic taught us about online access?
Mike Taylor, Senior Accessibility Analyst, Comms and Training Manager at Digital Accessibility Centre, discusses online access and its benefits since COVID.
Why government must heed real-time data management trends
Real-time data is the lynchpin for any progressive government, enabling it to improve efficiency, enhance operations and communications, provide improved services for citizens, uncover fraud and lower the risk of cyberattacks.
How can policymakers address global safety issues?
Over one-third of people feel less safe than they did five years ago - why is this and what can policymakers do to address global safety issues?