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Covid-19: Is airborne transmission is being underestimated?

By Owen Dyer for the BMJ Microscopic respiratory droplets generated by talking and breathing can hover in the air for minutes or hours and drift many metres horizontally before infecting people, argue 239 experts from 32 countries, in a commentary published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. “We appeal to the medical community and to the relevant national … Continue reading Covid-19: Is airborne transmission is being underestimated?

Gov’t Advice: Majority of children no longer need to shield

The majority of children currently considered extremely clinical vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to be removed from the shielded patient list, according to Government advice published on 6 July 2020. Evidence from paediatric clinicians shows COVID-19 poses a low risk to children and young people Majority of children currently shielding to be told … Continue reading Gov’t Advice: Majority of children no longer need to shield

“Shocking” Coronavirus Death Statistics For Disabled People

Report by John Pring on the Disability News Service website Disabled people’s organisations have demanded an inquiry into the reasons behind the disproportionately high number of deaths of disabled people during the pandemic, following the publication of “shocking” and long-overdue official figures. They have also called on the government to take urgent action to protect disabled … Continue reading “Shocking” Coronavirus Death Statistics For Disabled People

Disability Rights UK’s Latest Newsletter

Here's this week's Disability Rights UK newsletter (week commencing 6 July 2020). Reintroduction of work conditionality and sanctions Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey has announced conditionality and benefit sanctions will be reintroduced this week as jobcentres in England start to reopen after lockdown, saying it was ‘essential’ claimant rules are reinstated. Face-to-face meetings in … Continue reading Disability Rights UK’s Latest Newsletter