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Only 58% of people 18-25 have first dose of COVID vaccine

In the UK, only 58% of people aged 18-25 have their first dose of COVID vaccine - despite widespread availability of appointments.
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PHE study finds AstraZeneca vaccine 92% effective against Delta variant

Public Health England found that two doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine could still keep patients with the Delta variant out of hospital - but both are now less able to stop infection in the first place.
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PHE say 43,398 COVID patients sent into UK care homes

Public Health England (PHE) have revealed that 43,398 COVID-positive people were sent into care homes in the first ten months of 2020.
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PHE say one dose of vaccine 33.5% effective against Indian variant

Public Health England have found that both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines against the Indian variant would have an efficacy of 33.5% in one dose.
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UK offers genomics expertise to find COVID-19 virus variants across the world

The UK will offer its world-leading genomics expertise to identify new variants of the COVID-19 virus to countries who do not have the resources to do so.
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More than a third of people over 80 have received the COVID-19 vaccine

New data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that more than a third of people aged 80 and over have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
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People with COVID-19 immunity can still carry and transmit the virus

A new Public Health England (PHE) study has found that past coronavirus infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit the virus.
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Flu vaccine sees highest uptake on record

Over 80% of those aged 65+ in England have received the flu vaccine so far this year – the highest uptake on record.
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Who should tackle the biggest cause of premature death when PHE is gone?

Katharine Jenner, Campaign Director and Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Manager of Action on Sugar and Action on Salt debate who should be responsible for tackling the biggest cause of premature death and disability in the UK when Public Health England is dissolved.
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Some primary schools stay closed due to rising COVID-19 cases

With rising COVID-19 cases, secondary schools will officially remain shut until 18 January - but primary schools across the country have also decided to stay closed.
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COVID-19 technologies need greater scrutiny before being rolled out

Dr Jeremy Aroles explores the implications of COVID-19 technologies, and proposes three ways to ensure that these powers can't be abused by the Government.
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Defining ‘healthy’ food advertising ahead of the 9pm watershed

Public Health Nutritionist, Katharine Jenner, explores what ‘healthy’ really means for advertising, ahead of the Government's new 9pm watershed.
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Eye health: Diabetic Retinal Screening

Max Halford FBDO CL, Clinical Lead for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, tells us what we need to know about Diabetic Retinal Screening in this eye health focus.
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How automation can deliver effective risk assessments for front-line workers

James Duez, CEO of intelligent automation firm, Rainbird, explores how automation can be used for delivering the effective risk assessments that our front-line workers deserve.
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New NHS recommendation – UK population needs extra vitamin D

Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the importance of taking a daily vitamin D supplement following the NHS' latest recommendation.
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What the UK can learn about vital COVID-19 testing

James Raftery, freelance political analyst and researcher, explores the ongoing realities of COVID-19 testing in the UK.
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Reducing obesity and improving health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following a report by PHE which reviewed how different factors such as obesity have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes - Nutritionist Zoe Davies from Action on Sugar and Action on Salt shares insights into their new evidence-based plan.
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Has data protection become another casualty of COVID-19?

Julian Hayes and Andrew Watson of the Data Protection team at BCL Solicitors consider if data protection has become another casualty of COVID-19.

Act now: Improving outcomes in diabetes and foot care

Here, the iDEAL Group discuss the importance of foot care in diabetes and what can be done to improve the outcomes of patients' health.
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Radical change is required to ensure an antibiotic future

Daniel Berman, Head of Global Health, Nesta Challenges, highlights the need for radical change in how innovation is funded and prioritised to ensure an antibiotic future given AMR is still climbing, even though behaviours are changing.

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