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What are the priority groups for phase two of UK vaccinations?

The Government unveiled the confirmed priority groups for phase two of UK vaccinations - the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is choosing age as the deciding factor.
COVID impact in south asians, minority ethnic

UK Government report finds “alarming” COVID impact in South Asians

The first wave saw minority ethnicities hit harder than white people, but in the second wave things are improving - with the exception of an "alarming" COVID impact in South Asians, specifically Bangladeshis and Pakistanis.
marmot review 2020, health inequalities

Marmot Review 2020: “Regressive” cuts hit most deprived areas

We have the essentials of the Marmot Review 2020 for you, including recommended policy measures to tackle health inequalities.
landscape of microbiology, dr elica moss

Changing the landscape of microbiology

Here, we interview Dr Elica M Moss, Research Assistant Professor at Alabama A&M University, about her work and how it seeks to change the landscape of microbiology.
excess deaths, trump

Scientists suggest that former President Trump caused 461,000 excess deaths

The Lancet report is out today (11 February), which suggests that former President Trump's policymaking created an excess of "461,100 deaths" - before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States.
different face shapes, genetic research

Science reveals genetic reasons behind different face shapes

When it comes to the impact of evolution on different face shapes and features, scientists have long been looking to identify the genes involved - now, researchers at University College London believe they have an answer.
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Data shows young, Black adults twice as likely to die after heart transplant

The American Heart Association found that young, Black adults are more than twice as likely to die in the first year after a heart transplant - in comparison to non-Black transplant recipients of the same age.
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All UK adults could be offered COVID vaccine by May

According to recent reports, all UK adults could have their first dose of the COVID vaccine by May, 2021 - opening up the potential of a real summer.
asian COVID patients, ICU

Asian COVID patients are 1.5 times more likely to die

Data from Queen Mary University of London suggests that Asian COVID patients are 1.5 times as likely to die as white patients - with Black patients 1.3 times more likely to die.
racial disparities

Black women face racial disparities in breast cancer screening

Black women face higher mortality rates and recurrence of breast cancer, according to researchers from University of Illinois Chicago.
an unborn baby, generational trauma

Generational trauma can change the brain circuitry of an unborn baby

Scientists have found that mothers who have suffered childhood trauma can pass this memory down to an unborn baby - scans showed altered brain circuitry in young children.
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Community initiative delivers 14,000 COVID-19 tests to Latinx workers

Unidos En Salud organisers have now provided COVID-19 testing to 14,000 people, targeting Latinx workers - one of the most hard-hit communities in San Francisco.
tech giants, misinformation

Tech giants froze President Trump’s accounts as extremists broke into Senate

Twitter and Facebook froze President Donald Trump's accounts to discourage the extremists who broke into the Capitol Building - but was it too little, too late?
international politics, racism

Racism’s impact on International Politics can no longer be ignored

Sarah Coolican, Project Coordinator, explains how the new Racism and International Politics programme at LSE IDEAS hopes to facilitate urgent, ongoing conversations of global racial disparity.
microbiology, pollution, dr elica m moss

Dr Elica M. Moss: Changing the landscape of microbiology

Here, we interview Dr Elica M. Moss, a Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Health and Environmental Toxicology at the Alabama A&M University.
disparities in STEM, racial

New data examines the racial disparities in STEM education

The University of Illinois found that disparities in STEM could be linked to student experiences of racial microaggressions, making it difficult to continue a STEM education.
police militarisation, black lives matter

Research shows that police militarisation does not reduce crime

In the 2020 summer of Black Lives Matter protests, police militarisation was everywhere, with tanks rolling in the streets, officers dressed in full combat gear and armed with automatic weaponry - the question is, does it help to control crime?
COVID-19 recovery, towns fund

Community businesses can increase employment in the COVID-19 recovery

Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive at Power to Change, discusses the power of community when it comes to an economic COVID-19 recovery.
end health inequalities, health tech

Can the right technology end health inequalities?

Technology is becoming more pervasive, becoming increasingly integrated into our lives as the days pass - can it help to end health inequalities?
COVID hospitalisation, ethnicity

Afro-Caribbean people with kidney problems face COVID hospitalisation

New research explores the link between ethnicity and ESKD, which finds that Afro-Caribbean patients are four times more likely to undergo COVID hospitalisation.

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