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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.
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Blood clotting from severe COVID-19 caused by abnormal antibodies

Blood clotting and inflammation seen in very severe COVID-19 cases may be caused by abnormal antibodies, according to a new study.

Malnutrition linked to higher risk of death from COVID-19

COVID-19 patients with a history of malnutrition have an increased need for mechanical ventilation and risk of death, according to new research.

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.
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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.
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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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Cholesterol medication may reduce COVID-19 severity

Researchers have confirmed that statin medication lower the risk of in-hospital death from COVID-19, following a new study.

One in two hospitalised COVID-19 patients develop complications

A study of more than 70,000 people in the UK has found that one in two patients hospitalised with COVID-19 developed at least one complication.
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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.
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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.
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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'.
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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.
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Self-isolation rules to ease for fully vaccinated individuals in step 4

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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Parents with chronically sick children more likely to have mental health issues

Parents across the US with children who have complex medical conditions (CMCs) are more likely to have mental health issues and lack community support, according to new research.
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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.
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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.

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