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PPE acquisition, police

PMQ’s summary: The NHS, PPE acquisition and knife crime

On 29 April, First Secretary Dominic Raab discussed government plans in relation to crucial issues such as PPE acquisition and knife crime.
Covid-19 death risk, low income

Researchers link race and class to increased COVID-19 death risk

Study finds non-white, low-income populations suffer increased COVID-19 death risk, and proposes rent freeze policies to help people survive.
digital democracy

Dangers of anonymity within a digital democracy

Stephen Ufford, Chairman of the Board at Trulioo, discusses the dangers of anonymity within a digital democracy following an increase in voting-related cybercrime.
conservative social media, COVID misinformation

Research links COVID misinformation to conservative social media

Bioweapons, bleach and 'flu' comparisons: Researchers link the circulation of COVID misinformation to the consumption of conservative social media.
food pollution, indigenous

Research explores how Indigenous people face food pollution

The University of Helsinki reviews the impact of climate change on food pollution experienced by Indigenous people globally.
asian COVID strategy, lockdown

UK switches to Asian COVID strategy as death toll reaches 40,000

Countries like Hong Kong and South Korea have been tracing their potential infection sources since January: How will the UK implement an Asian COVID strategy?
how to build a ventilator, breathing

Researchers explain how to build a ventilator for £60

The University of Barcelona explain to the world how to build a ventilator inexpensively, which functions like a high-quality commercial device.
EU response to COVID-19, Horizon Europe

Economic and scientific experts discuss EU response to COVID-19

Here we summarise a discussion with experts on the EU response to COVID-19 and the role of Horizon Europe in this pandemic.
COVID-19 research, LMIC

COVID-19 research: Health of older people in poorer countries

Global health experts question why COVID-19 research is not becoming policy for the older population in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
emergency cobra meeting, COVID-19

COVID-19: What happened in the emergency Cobra meeting?

Here, we decode the emergency Cobra meeting on 12 March and interview people about the Boris response to COVID-19.
tampon tax, rishi sunak budget

Rishi Sunak budget: The tampon tax has been abolished

The anticipated budget released by Chancellor Rishi Sunak abolishes the 5% tampon tax in the UK: Read more about period poverty on OAG.
uk immigration rules, global talent

UK immigration rules: Has the new policy changed UK migration statistics?

Sophie Barrett-Brown and Joshua Hopkins, Laura Devine Immigration, describe the effect of the new UK immigration rules on how people are actually migrating.
global situation for women, international women's day

International Women’s Day: UN review the global situation for women

Let’s discuss the UN Women report, “Women’s Rights in Review 25 years after Beijing,” which documents how gender equality is functioning on International Women's Day.
COVID-19 response, coronavirus

COVID-19 response: UK want to delay mass infection until summer

Today (3 March) Boris Johnson unveiled the Government’s COVID-19 response plan for the immediate future, including bringing back NHS retirees.
the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence

Where will the fourth industrial revolution take us?

Georgia Shriane, Senior Associate at Boyes Turner, illuminates the realities of the fourth industrial revolution: Where is AI due to take us?
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.
politics should be taught, school curriculum

Majority of Brits believe politics should be taught as part of the school curriculum

Matteo Bergamini, Founder and Director of Shout Out UK, says that the majority of Brits believe politics should be taught as part of the school curriculum.
unexplained wealth orders, BCL solicitors

Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will Zamira Hajiyeva’s appeal open the floodgates?

John Binns, Financial Crime team at BCL Solicitors, discusses the implications of the appeal against Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO).
what we read online, cambridge analytica

Our actions decide what we read online, algorithms are only a part of it

In light of scandals like Cambridge Analytica, Tor Richardson Golinski, Amelia Harshfield and Advait Deshpande dissect the truths of who decides what we read online.
women activists, WHRD

Women activists face disproportionate violence for work

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, a report examines activist stories across 21 countries and finds a global failure to protect women activists.

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