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Orthodox Jew’s have one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates

A new study has found that the UK strictly-Orthodox Jewish community experience one of the highest infection rates of COVID-19 throughout 2020.
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Coronavirus-related business interruption insurance claims

Jade Brooks, an associate solicitor at Blaser Mills Law, responds to The Supreme Court’s ruling on coronavirus-related business interruption insurance claims and discusses what it means for policyholders.
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How to handle vaccine hesitancy at work

Alan Price, CEO at BrightHR, discusses how employers and HR departments can handle vaccine hesitancy in the workplace.
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High infection numbers can undo our vaccination programmes

The vaccine roll out gives hope of a return to some form of normality, but current high COVID-19 infection numbers put the success of vaccination programmes at risk. Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass of University of Kent’s School of Biosciences explain why.
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South African COVID-19 variant found in UK

Additional testing has been deployed across the UK after a COVID-19 variant originally identified in South Africa has been found .
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UK purchases additional 40 million doses of Valneva vaccine

The UK government has announced that it has secured early access to a further 40 million doses of the Valneva COVID-19 vaccine.
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Third of Americans say they are unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine

A new study by the University of California, Davis has found that a third of Americans are either unlikely or hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
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AI technology can help tackle the cancer care backlog

Hugh Bettesworth, CEO, Mirada Medical, explores how AI autocontouring technology can help tackle the cancer care backlog as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Engineers design model for using one ventilator on two patients

Engineers at the University of Bath have published a mathematical model that could help clinicians to safely ventilate two COVID patients on one ventilator.
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1 in 3 adults are anxious about COVID-19

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have reported that one in three adults are experiencing psychological distress related to COVID-19, including anxiety and depression.
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COVID-19 mortality rates 13 times higher in pregnant women

According to a new study examining the effects of coronavirus in pregnant women, COVID-19 mortality rates showed to be 13 times higher in pregnant mothers.

Antibiotics provide no benefit to COVID-19 patients

The PRINCIPLE trial has found that azithromycin and doxycycline do not provide any recovery benefits for COVID-19 patients.

People with high omega-3 blood levels are less likely to die from COVID-19

Researchers have found that people with higher omega-3 blood levels have a reduced risk of death from COVID-19.
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UK offers genomics expertise to find COVID-19 virus variants across the world

The UK will offer its world-leading genomics expertise to identify new variants of the COVID-19 virus to countries who do not have the resources to do so.

Studies show promising results for new Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Studies show that the new Oxford-produced RBD-SpyVLP COVID-19 vaccine produces a strong antibody response in mice and pigs.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) linked to pandemic panic

Researcher's from Flinders University studied the rise in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as a result of COVID-19 pandemic panic.
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European Commission outlines key actions to beat COVID-19

The European Commission has set out the key actions needed to step up the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2,000 supply chain workers will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine

Up to 2,000 supply chain workers who are crucial to the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered the vaccination themselves.
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Active air purification technology can safely disinfect indoor spaces

Andrew Hobbs, CEO of Better Indoors, is currently engaging parliamentarians to discuss the need to utilise air purification technology to safely disinfect the air and surfaces in indoor spaces.
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Ivermectin effective in reducing mild COVID-19

A new study has found that early administration of ivermectin can reduce viral loads and symptom duration in patients with mild COVID-19.

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