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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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Sexual harassment claims by “conventionally attractive” women are more believed

New research by the University of Washington finds that sexual harassment claims made by "conventionally attractive" women who act "feminine" are more likely to be believed.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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76% of COVID-19 patients still have one symptom, after six months

While long COVID is slowly becoming more understood, ordinary COVID-19 patients are experiencing lasting effects - scientists discovered that 76% of people have atleast one recurring symptom, six months after the original illness.
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January 2021 North America Analysis

In the January 2021 edition of North America Analysis, we hear from Robert B Stone and Jordan M Berg, of the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division at the U.S. National Science Foundation, who explore precisely how engineering research improves people’s lives.
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UK’s pandemic policy described as not “the best in the world”

The science and technology committee report describes the outcome of the UK's pandemic policies as not the "best in the world" via an assessment of how science guided decision-making.
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UK approves Moderna COVID vaccine for use

The approval of the Moderna COVID vaccine in the UK comes 2 days after European medical regulators, but not a moment too soon - the death toll continues to climb, standing at 78,508 currently.
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Negative COVID-19 test will now be required to enter UK

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that any arrivals to the UK must present a negative COVID-19 test or face a fine of £500.
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Only 2% of Britain’s courthouses are fully accessible

In April 2020, the EHRC found that people with disabilities may struggle with pandemic adjustments to legal proceedings - but just how accessible were Britain's courthouses, before COVID-19?
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Scientists investigate possible link between opioids and pancreatic cancer

The team at Rush University Medical Center have conducted the first US investigation into opioid use and pancreatic cancer - how could this change prescriptions?
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COVID positive smokers are twice as likely to be hospitalised

According to research by King's College London with 2.4 million participants, smokers with COVID-19 are twice as likely to be hospitalised.
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There is not enough research on traumatic brain injury in women

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are gaps in knowledge on the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women.
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Moderna vaccine approved for use by European Medicines Agency

The EMA joins the US in approving the 94.1% effective Moderna vaccine for use, while the UK still waits on further regulatory discussions.

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