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How to compete with COVID-19 with a computer?

Y-h. Taguchi, Professor at Chuo University in Japan, reveals how to compete with COVID-19 by using a computer.
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Fluvoxamine can cut COVID-19 hospitalisations by 30%

Fluvoxamine, a cheap repurposed drug, can cut COVID-19 hospitalisations by up to 30%, according to a new study.
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Are you eligible for the COVID-19 booster jab?

Find out everything you need to know about the UK Government's COVID-19 vaccination programme as the NHS begins to rollout booster jabs.
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Third of leukaemia patients show no COVID-19 antibody response

According to a new study, a third of leukaemia patients fail to generate an antibody response following two COVID-19 vaccine doses.
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Risk of pregnancy loss not associated with COVID-19 vaccines

According to a new study, there is no risk of pregnancy loss associated with COVID-19 vaccinations.
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FDA approves Pfizer booster vaccine for over 65s

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given authorisation for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine to be administered to people aged 65 and over.
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Infection prevention and control – Lessons learned

Andrew Metcalfe, Director of Intelligent Infection Control Services Limited, LumiBio, explores the lessons learned in infection prevention and control.
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Test & Trace: A permanent fixture in the new normal?

Now that we are living in a country that is largely free from Coronavirus restrictions, will Test & Trace remain part of our new normal? Rhian Gorecki, Research Manager at Walnut UNLIMITED explores here.
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COVID-19 vaccines: Risks versus benefits

Lauren Matelski, Jeremy MacMahon, and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California, Davis, weigh the risks associated with COVID-19 vaccines versus the benefits.
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Impact of COVID-19 in African countries

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, offers preliminary context about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in most African countries, starting with lessons to be learned from previous outbreaks.
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Optimising infection control post-pandemic

Luke S. P. Moore, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist on behalf of the Healthcare Infection Society, directs our thoughts to optimising our control of infections and looks forward to the post-pandemic period.
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COVID-19: Antibody levels for the double-jabbed are waning

Dr Quinton Fivelman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, reveals that antibody levels for the double-jabbed are now waning. He asks was the UK Government unwise to relax most COVID precautions in July?.
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Double vaccination reduces risk of Long COVID by 49%

Double vaccinated adults are 49% less likely to have Long COVID if they were to contract COVID-19, according to a new study.
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Five new research projects will examine COVID-19 vaccine responses

Five new COVID-19 research projects will study the durability of vaccine responses, low responses linked with health conditions and the effect of booster shots.
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Clinical trial to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems

A new clinical trial will investigate whether a third COVID-19 vaccine dose gives a stronger immune response for people with weakened immune systems.
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The risks of using alcohol-based hand sanitiser

Dr Deborah Lee from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, reveals the risks of using alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
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Campaigners call for approval of life saving COVID-19 antibody treatments

A group of patient bodies, charities and senior clinicians have urged the Government to approve the use of life-saving COVID-19 antibody treatments.
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Self-isolation rules removed for fully vaccinated close contacts

Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they come into contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
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COVID-19 booster jab will offer better protection against variants

COVID-19 booster jab will protect people from existing, and potentially future, variants, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham.
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Rare case of brain inflammation after mild COVID-19 infection

Physicians at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe the first known case of a young, healthy adult who suffered brain inflammation after mild COVID-19 infection.

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