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All hands to the deck to break free from lockdown – this week’s Friday Five

Clinical trial for coronavirus vaccine begins in Oxford Yesterday, Europe’s first human trial of a coronavirus vaccine began in Oxford. The trial will include more than 800 volunteers and will compare COVID-19 infection rates in volunteers that received the vaccine against volunteers in the trial that did not. Only time will tell whether the vaccine…

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The threat of COVID-19 and the return of Ebola – this week’s Friday Five

COVID-19 disproportionately affects BAME communities In the last couple of weeks, it has become apparent that COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on BAME groups in the UK and globally, without any scientific evidence to suggest a genetic predisposition. In fact, the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre found that 34% of critically ill…

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Five corona comms campaigns that caught our eye this week

#TogetheratHome Global Citizen’s “Together At Home” campaign reminds us that everyone is impacted by self-isolation measures – celebrity musicians included. Global Citizen is coordinating a virtual concert series, in partnership with WHO. The performances are taped live and streamed for free across social media platforms, meaning they are an opportunity to share important information and…