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COVID-19 vaccine added to damages scheme in case of severe disability

COVID-19 vaccine added to damages scheme in case of severe disability

The UK has taken the precautionary measure of adding COVID-19 to its Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme so people will be able to access financial...
Increased risk of dying for rare autoimmune patients during COVID-19

Increased risk of dying for rare autoimmune patients during COVID-19

A new study has shown that people living with rare autoimmune diseases are at heightened risk of dying during COVID-19, a finding that can...
Clinical trial investigates COVID-19 protection for health professionals

Clinical trial investigates COVID-19 protection for health professionals

Healthcare professionals in the UK will be taking part in a clinical trial to test the efficacy of Carragelose nasal spray for COVID-19 protection. To...
covid-19 during winter

“Staying safe from COVID-19 during winter”: the European Commission adopts new strategy

The European Commission has adopted a “staying safe from COVID-19 during winter” strategy for managing the pandemic over the coming winter months.
The health implications of climate change in the age of COVID-19

The health implications of climate change in the age of COVID-19

A new report has highlighted that no country is immune from the health impacts of climate change, and that the COVID-19 pandemic is an...
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorised by UK Government

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorised by UK Government

The UK Government has authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which will be made available from next week. The UK Government has granted a temporary authorisation...
Fighting the AMR paradoxes in the age of COVID-19

Fighting the AMR paradoxes in the age of COVID-19

Mariano Votta, Director of the Active Citizenship Network/Cittadinanzattiva, and Neda Milevska-Kostova, Vice Chair of the International Alliance of Patients Organisations, discuss the threat of...
New COVID-19 infection control approach is needed to keep schools open

New COVID-19 infection control approach is needed to keep schools open

Governments are being urged rethink policies on COVID-19 infection control if primary schools are to be kept open this winter. Schools across the country have...
The technology of COVID-19: unprecedented shifts in healthcare

The technology of COVID-19: unprecedented shifts in healthcare

Since its emergence at the end of 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had an unprecedented impact on people and economies the world over –...
Discover how to fight COVID-19 indoors with clean air

Discover how to fight COVID-19 indoors with clean air

The risk of contracting COVID-19 indoors is much higher than outdoors. A total of 31% of COVID-19 outbreaks in Spain have started in the form...
European Commission approves contract for potential COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission approves contract for potential COVID-19 vaccine

The European Commission has approved a contract with Moderna to secure access to a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The contract will be the sixth one made...
Dealing with antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19

Dealing with antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19

To coincide with Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, a new report of case studies has been published that gives a platform to people living with...
Nasal spray clinical trial to investigate prevention of COVID-19 infection

Nasal spray clinical trial to investigate prevention of COVID-19 infection

A randomised, double blind trial will be testing the efficacy of a nasal spray to protect frontline healthcare workers against COVID-19. The spray is the...
Call for UK Government to protect rehabilitation services during COVID-19

Call for UK Government to protect rehabilitation services during COVID-19

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has called on the Government to protect staff working in rehabilitation services from redeployment and to provide...
COVID-19: understanding the aerodynamics of infectious disease

COVID-19: understanding the aerodynamics of infectious disease

Countries across the globe have implemented measures such as social distancing and mask wearing in order to reduce COVID-19 transmission, but as the weather...
Six months immunity following COVID-19 infection, say researchers

Six months immunity following COVID-19 infection, say researchers

Immunity can last for up to six months following a COVID-19 infection, a new study has shown. As part of a collaboration between the University...
European Commission steps up rapid COVID-19 testing

European Commission steps up rapid COVID-19 testing

The European Commission will be stepping up rapid COVID-19 antigen testing and support to increase testing capacity. The move follows the European Commission's recommendation to...
Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in older adults

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in older adults

Phase II of the Oxford vaccine trial has shown promising safety results in older adults, finding it provokes an immune response. The early stage results,...

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