23rd Dec 2020 News
We’ve always known it, but healthcare is now officially the most interesting sector to work in. The issues we deal with every day include COVID-19; medical breakthroughs and advances across research, medicines and vaccines; the pressure to solve the health and social care workforce challenge; system integration and digital healthcare. ZPB works with the most… 23rd Dec 2020 Friday Five
The new coronavirus variant – how was it picked up, what is the mutation and how dangerous is it? On December 14, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced a new variant of coronavirus has been identified in England and that its numbers ”are increasing rapidly”. Government scientists have been carrying out random genetic analysis of ~10%… 23rd Dec 2020 Friday Five
Are rich countries hoarding Covid-19 vaccine from the world’s poor? Most of the world’s poor will go without a coronavirus vaccine because rich countries are hoarding enough doses to immunise their populations three times over, an international watchdog has said. In the developed world, nations representing only 14% of the world’s population have already bought… 23rd Dec 2020 Friday Five
Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK from next week The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination. The UK’s medicine regulator, MHRA, has confirmed the vaccine which offers 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be rolled out….