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General practice in the time of COVID-19

UEMO Vice President Dr Mary McCarthy explores the burden of COVID-19, resource inequity and vaccine hesitancy on General Practitioners and family doctors.
People with underlying conditions encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccine

People with underlying conditions encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccine

UK health charities are encouraging anyone with an underlying health condition to come forward for a COVID-19 vaccine. A number of UK charities have penned...
Fourth COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in Europe

Fourth COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in Europe

The European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies...
Prioritise homeless for COVID-19 vaccine says JCVI

Prioritise homeless for COVID-19 vaccine says JCVI

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that homeless people should be prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccine as many have underlying...
Stirling Ultracold ULT Freezers for COVID-19 vaccine storage

Stirling Ultracold ULT Freezers for COVID-19 vaccine storage

Stirling Ultracold's ultra-low temperature (ULT) Freezers are helping international communities to plan COVID-19 vaccine distribution by sharing learned experiences with the likes of Walgreens,...
Analysis shows 99.9% accuracy of lateral flow tests for COVID-19

Analysis shows 99.9% accuracy of lateral flow tests for COVID-19

A new analysis has shown that lateral flow device tests for COVID-19 have an accuracy of 99.9% with an extremely low rate of false...
prioritising brain health

The importance of prioritising brain health

The European Brain Council’s Stephanie Kramer tells HEQ about collaboration, research and the need to support brain health. Brussels-based non-profit organisation the European Brain Council...
EU4Health programme welcomed by European Commission

EU4Health programme welcomed by European Commission

The European Commission has welcomed the adoption of the EU4Health programme following a vote of approval by the European Parliament. The adoption marks an important...
Examining the neurological impacts of COVID-19

Examining the neurological impacts of COVID-19

Dr Rhys Thomas of the COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study’s research team tells HEQ about the neurological damage caused by COVID-19 and the need for...
Subcommittee reviews flu-like illness in COVID-19 vaccinated individuals

Subcommittee reviews flu-like illness in COVID-19 vaccinated individuals

A review of reports from several different countries of influenza-like illness in individuals that have been vaccinated against COVID-19 have been reviewed by the...
impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the welfare of healthcare staff.

Impact of COVID-19 on healthcare staff welfare

Drs Natalie Ashburner and Richard Gilpin of the Doctors’ Association UK discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the welfare of healthcare staff.
civil protection pandemic

Role of crisis management and civil protection in COVID-19 pandemic

EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič speaks to HEQ about the role of the Commission’s civil protection and crisis handling mechanisms in combating...
Infection prevention and control during COVID-19

Infection prevention and control during COVID-19

Jennie Wilson, Vice President of the Infection Prevention Society, speaks to HEQ about the key challenges facing infection prevention and control teams. Jennie Wilson, interview...
COVID-19 impact on brain could cause mental health problems

COVID-19 impact on brain could cause mental health problems

A new review has found that a large portion of COVID-19 survivors will be affected by neuropsychiatric and cognitive complications, which could have major...
UVC disinfection of CT scanners

UVC disinfection of CT scanners with Johns Hopkins University

Dr Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, tells HEQ about UVC disinfection. Dr Jeffrey Siewerdsen, interview by Rosemary Lobley A research team...
XPhyto’s new PCR test has potential to transform diagnostics

XPhyto’s new PCR test has potential to transform diagnostics

XPhyto Therapeutics has developed an innovative, rapid COVID-19 PCR test that has the potential to completely transform diagnostics. Picture this pleasing scenario: you are exiting...
UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

People living with obesity are at greater risk of illness and death from COVID-19. To help tackle obesity in the UK, the government is...
COVID-19 vaccine modifications to be fast-tracked to tackle variants

COVID-19 vaccine modifications to be fast-tracked to tackle variants

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed that modifications to the COVID-19 vaccines will be fast-tracked to help tackle new variants. COVID-19...
Quantifying the transmission risk of airborne viruses indoors and outdoors

Quantifying the transmission risk of airborne viruses indoors and outdoors

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have developed a tool that can help to quantify the dynamics of how aerosols travel from one...
Nanoparticle-delivered COVID-19 vaccine shows strong efficacy

Nanoparticle-delivered COVID-19 vaccine shows strong efficacy

A new nanoparticle-delivered COVID-19 vaccine candidate has shown promising results in preclinical studies. Researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health...

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