Coronavirus – Science & Analysis

Coronavirus has impacted all our lives. On this page we’re listing news items and articles that look at the underlying science of the virus, the pandemic and the effects on our lives. Understanding often helps in the process of rationalising and coping with a difficult situation.

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Coronavirus – Our Science & Analysis News Articles

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    How To Lower Your Coronavirus Risk in Different Settings
    At work, school and seeing friends: How to lower your coronavirus risk is an excellent new article on the New Scientist website, by Linda Geddes. Here we have some of the key points, though the whole article contains more detail, including workplace advice and is well worth a read. THE coronavirus …
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    Science: How COVID-19 is Transmitted
    Research compiled by the Environmental and Modelling Group for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and Published on 26 May 2020. This paper looks at transmission through airborne, droplet and contact routes. It considers the evidence relating to time spent in an environment, …
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    Selected NHS patients to access coronavirus treatment remdesivir
    The anti-viral drug remdesivir will be made available to patients meeting certain clinical criteria to support their recovery in hospital. Innovative medicine with promising results in clinical trials to be made available to selected UK COVID-19 patients Government working in collaboration with …
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    New Scientist COVID-19 FAQ
    The New Scientist magazine has compiled a broad COVID-19 FAQ based on questions submitted by its readers – if you want to know the answers to any or all the questions below, visit the New Scientist website (an excellent place to visit anyway!!). Why do people without underlying health …
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    New Scientist – What They Are Suggesting Your Read/View About COVID-19
    The New Scientist magazine also has a thriving online presence and it provides a good source of information about Coronavirus that is generally more analytical and scientific. Here’s their latest round-up of recommended articles and other media on the virus. Latest on coronavirus from New …
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    SAGE Report – Covid-19: What is needed for the future?
    The Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) – Covid-19: What is needed for the future? This report gives a really good overview of current scientific thinking on how the UK might continue and win the fight against COVID-19. It doesn’t hold back from identifying …
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    Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity
    Government Press Release – Published 17 May 2020 Antibody testing will help to understand levels of immunity and the role of genetics Up to 20,000 people of all ages and walks of life to take part for at least 6 months Up to 20,000 people are being asked to take part in a new …
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    SAGE Report – Covid-19: what are the options for the UK?
    The Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) – Covid-19: what are the options for the UK? This report, which we have the “Executive Summary” of below (Report published in full here), gives a really good overview of current scientific thinking on how the UK …
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    COVID-19 Science and Policy Newsletter
    Below is a selection of science and policy reports and papers from a range of sources, collated in their latest newsletter by The King’s Fund, an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. The King’s Fund website is full of useful and informative …
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    Oxford University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tests
    University of Oxford researchers have began testing a COVID-19 vaccine in human volunteers in Oxford in late April. Around 1,110 people will take part in the trial, half receiving the vaccine and the other half (the control group) receiving a widely available meningitis vaccine. The article below …
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    COVID-19 Deaths Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
    An article from the website sciencealert.com A vitamin commonly produced by sun-exposed skin cells might play a role in preventing death by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, according to new research. Preliminary results from a yet-to-be-peer-reviewed study carried out by scientists from the Queen …
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    Testing times: the government’s approach to Covid-19 testing
    Here’s an excellent article looking at the government’s testing for Covid-19 and the underlying strategies and science. The article is by The King’s Fund, an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. Our vision is that the best possible …
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    Large-scale infection & antibody test study begins
    20,000 households in England are being contacted to take part in the first wave of a major new government study to track coronavirus (COVID-19) in the general population. Major long-term study will track spread of COVID-19 in general population Study will include antibody testing to help understand …
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    BBC Inside Science Programme
    Looking to learn more about Coronavirus, but avoid the “news”? This week’s BBC Inside Science programme is an excellent listen, with a wide range of science covered. One of our favourites anyway, this is an outstanding edition https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000glnw For more …