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£1.1 million given for Long Covid research

A new research project, known as LISTEN, has been awarded £1.1 million of UK government funding to support people with Long Covid.
9 million AstraZeneca vaccines

UK donates 9 million AstraZeneca vaccines to countries overseas

The UK will begin to deliver 9 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines around the world this week, announces Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

More than 10 million people have signed up to use the NHS App

Over 6 million more people have signed up to the NHS App since the COVID-19 vaccination status service, bringing its total number of users to more than 10 million.
second dose

Study highlights importance of second COVID-19 vaccine

Findings from a new study strongly emphasise why the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should not be skipped.
flu jab

Flu jab will be freely available to more than 35 million people this winter

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that over 35 million people will have access to a free flu vaccine this winter.
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Nearly 100% of people tested positive for antibodies after second vaccine

New data has found that nearly 100% of people tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies after their second dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine.
COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation

How games can be used to combat health and vaccine misinformation

Soraiya Verjee, Business Development Director of Sea Monster, discusses how the use of games and animation can combat COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation.

26% of COVID-19 patients still symptomatic after 6-8 months

According to a new study, by researchers at the University of Zurich, more than a quarter of COVID-19 patients report being symptomatic 6-8 months after infection.
freedom day

Freedom Day could put us in another lockdown, says London Medical Laboratory

The London Medical Laboratory has voiced its concerns about Freedom Day as the Government's decision to end restrictions is based on the wrong data and could land us in another lockdown.
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Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer have to quarantine from July 19

Fully vaccinated travellers returning to England from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine from July 19th.
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9 in 10 adults have COVID-19 antibodies, according to new survey

A new Government survey has found that 9 in 10 adults have COVID-19 antibodies, but experts say more data is needed before 'Freedom Day'.
vaccination campaigns

Supporting vaccination campaigns through high-quality cold storage solutions

Arthur Goudena, Marketing Manager of PHC Europe, explains how the company’s cold storage solutions are available to support COVID-19 vaccination campaigns across Europe.
malaria fight

Learning from COVID-19 and the continuing malaria fight

Michelle Davis, Head of External Relations at Malaria Consortium, shares with us what we need to know about learning from COVID-19 and the continuing fight against malaria.
Infection and Immunity

Canada: Infection & immunity focus

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, part of the Government of Canada, has an Institute of Infection and Immunity. Here, we gain a flavour of what they do.
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COVID-19 in Africa: Where are we?

Open Access Government caught up with Dr Mary Stephen, Public Health Expert at the World Health Organization African Region, provides an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa.
superfungus, c. auris

New ‘superfungus’ emerges in Brazil during pandemic

Exhausted medical staff in Brazil have enough to deal with when it comes to COVID-19 - now, a new 'superfungus' has evolved beyond drug treatment.
critical reagents

PCR Biosystems: Scaling up the production of critical reagents in a crisis

Here, we interview Alex Wilson, Co-founder of specialist reagent company PCR Biosystems, discussing how their expertise in enzyme development and large-scale production has been successfully applied to COVID-19 testing solutions around the world.
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Study says international travel increases antimicrobial resistance

A new study confirms that antimicrobial resistance increases as people travel internationally, with one scientist commenting that the world faces "a worrisome problem on the horizon".

MHRA approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15-year-olds

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe to use in 12-15-year-olds.
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Schools need Gov approved cleaning procedures & clear safety standards

Graham Mimms, Hygiene Aviation Expert and co-founder of Safe Surface Sensor, explains why the only way to stop a future health crisis is to ensure we have strict hygiene policies in place.

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