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A big step forward for tracing and treatment – this week’s Friday Five

New test and trace system launched across England and Scotland Yesterday, we saw the launch of the Covid-19 test and trace system across England and Scotland which should help to lift blanket lockdown restrictions and move towards more localised, targeted measures. The new system will involve 25,000 ‘contact tracers’ making phone calls and sending emails…

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Some unexpected outcomes from Covid-19 – this week’s Friday Five

Young adults shown to be ‘commonest group of people infected’ with Covid-19 Preliminary findings of a surveillance study by Public Health England revealed that young adults aged between 17 and 29 were the most common age group of people infected with Covid-19. The ongoing study aims to provide more insight into the spread of Covid-19…

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The latest research into COVID-19 outcomes – this week’s Friday Five

Public Health England to review impact of ethnicity on COVID-19 outcomes For weeks now it has been apparent that there is a disparity in the outcomes of COVID-19 depending on ethnicity and gender. Now, Public Health England is going to analyse thousands of existing health records of patients who have had coronavirus, in an attempt…

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Plans to crack Covid-19 start to emerge – this week’s Friday Five

NHSE announces action plan to restart urgent non-COVID care NHS England has set out a six-week action plan to restore capacity and create space for other care, such as cancer therapy and electives, which COVID-19 has put on hold. The process will differ depending on region because infection rates are different, and different organisations have…