Health Board Thank volunteers for their support during Covid -19

The beginning of June marks the start of Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the country through volunteering. In March 2020, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board launched an appeal for volunteers to help support the health service in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,800 people signed […]

Significance magazine – Robust Bayesian modelling for Covid-19 data in Italy

Written by Robbayes-C19: Paolo Girardi, Luca Greco, Valentina Mameli, Monica Musio, Walter Racugno, Erlis Ruli and Laura Ventura on 02 June 2020. On 21 February 2020, the first person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for Covid-19 – was reported in Italy. After that, the number of people infected with Covid-19 increased rapidly, first […]

Coronavirus: Excess deaths in England and Wales at lowest level since March | UK News

Excess deaths in England and Wales are at their lowest level since late March, according to the Office for National Statistics. There were 12,288 registered deaths from all causes in the week ending 22 May – 2,348 more than the five-year average. But the figure is well down on the height of the pandemic when […]

Coronavirus: Durham County Council accused of ‘increasing’ deaths

Image caption The care home is next to the University Hospital of North Durham At least 25 people have died at a care home amid claims from an industry body that a council’s actions “caused” or “increased Covid-19 deaths”. Melbury Court in Durham is thought to be the care home with the highest number of […]

How will the UK’s new 14-day coronavirus quarantine work? | World news

What’s happening from Monday? All international arrivals into the UK, including returning British residents, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. They will be required to fill in a contact locator form with contact and travel information so they can be reached if they, or someone they may have been in contact with, develops coronavirus. […]

Coronavirus: ‘Everyone thought it would be me who died’

Image caption Edith McCracken says her faith has supported her since she lost her husband Donald to Covid-19 A Lanarkshire woman who was admitted to hospital along with her husband says it is a miracle she survived coronavirus when her husband didn’t. Edith and Donald McCracken, from the village of Symington in South Lanarkshire, were […]

Sensitivities around antibody tests and key tools for managing COVID-19 – Med-Tech Innovation

Adam Gregory, a patent attorney in the life sciences team at Mewburn Ellis, looks at the various tools available for monitoring and managing Coronavirus, in particular the sensitivities surrounding antibody tests and why that these highly specific tests may not always be able to detect the full diversity of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. In recent weeks there’s […]