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Published 17.06.2020 07:46
In the UK, experts from Oxford University have proved Dexamethasone drug cuts the risk of death of Covid-19 patients seriously ill.
It is the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of coronavirus patients so far. Dexamethasone is a cheap corticosteroid and widely available drug. According to the research, since the treatment is up to 10 days and the drug costs about  £5 (€5,5 per patient) it would…
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Published 16.06.2020 07:53
Worldwide, there are 136 Covid-19 vaccines in development in June.
Among them, there are 10 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation, including one by the University of Oxford (UK), in phase 2b/3, which means running large scale efficacy tests and Casino Biological/Beijing Insititute of Biotecnic (China), in phase 2, meaning running expanded safety trials and one by Moderna/NIAID (US), which is…
Health,
Published 16.06.2020 06:05
In the UK, researchers at Imperial College London are set to begin clinical trials of a possible coronavirus vaccine in 300 people.
The participants will receive two doses of the possible vaccine. The aim is to test then in 6,000 volunteers to show if there is an effective immune response. The early vaccines would nor stop virus being contracted but prevent severe symptoms.
Health,
Published 24.06.2020 15:15
UK researchers are to test whether an experimental drug can prevent potentially deadly blood clots associated with Covid-19.
A new drug for preventing lung damage and blood clots in people with coronavirus is set to be trialled in UK hospitals with support from researchers at the British Heart Foundation of Research Excellence at Imperial College London. The drug, TRV027, works to restore the balance and could dampen the…
Lockdown,
Published 24.06.2020 15:08
In the UK, more than 200 chief executives urge the UK government to deliver clean, inclusive and resilient recovery plan after the pandemic.
CEOs of some of the UK’s top firms – including HSBC, National Grid, and Heathrow airport – signed a letter to the prime minister asking him to use the Covid-19 lockdown as a springboard to build “a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient UK economy for the future” and provide recovery…
Health,
Published 24.06.2020 08:03
Uber made face masks mandatory for drivers and passengers as of June 15.
The ride hailing app made the announcement to customers that a new feature in the app will require drivers to upload a selfie of themselves wearing a mask before they can start work. The company said any passenger who arrives without a mask can be refused entry to the vehicle,…
Health,
Published 13.06.2020 11:20
In the UK, more than 31,000 close contacts of people with coronavirus were identified during the first week of the test and trace system.
Nearly 27,000 contacted within 24 hours and asked to self-isolate. The success of the programme is critical to the country’s ability to combat the spread of Covid-19 and prevent a second spike as the nation moves gradually out of lockdown. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people had a “civic…
Lockdown,
Published 19.06.2020 09:17
Cycling increases by 200 percent in the UK.
The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown has led to a surge in cycling in the UK, according to transport secretary Grant Shapps. He said, the government will make half a million bike maintenance vouchers, worth £50 each, available by the end of June to encourage more people to get on…
Inclusion,
Published 18.06.2020 13:15
In the UK, Bromyard FM, a local community radio station, brings valuable information, entertainment and a sense of togetherness during the pandemic.
It began broadcasting online in late March, run by two DJs, Richie Palmer and Nikki Ivison. They deliver a combination of uplifting music and entertainment, along with public health information. They also interact with listeners during the live shows via the Bromyard FM Facebook group that currently has some 5,400 followers.
Inclusion,
Published 16.06.2020 17:16
In the UK, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has announced that it will launch an inquiry into “long-standing, structural race inequality in Britain”.
London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, welcomed news of the inquiry. He has previously called to launch an investigation into the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME people. The pandemic has brought race inequality into sharp focus with people from BAME backgrounds found to be disproportionately affected by coronavirus.

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