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Public health interventions – what risks can we live with?

Covid has been the biggest and most acute public health challenge in our lifetime, and public health interventions including lockdowns and social distancing have affected every one of us. Politicians, epidemiologists, clinicians, scientists and armchair experts all battle to be heard in a heated conversation around our appetite for (or aversion to) curtailments to our…

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100,000 deaths prevented by Covid vaccines, aspirin found to help breast cancer treatment and Covid booster jabs unlikely – this week’s Friday Five

Latest estimates indicate that Covid vaccines have prevented nearly 100,000 deaths in England Official figures suggest that the Covid-19 vaccines have prevented nearly 100,000 deaths in England, 82,100 hospital admissions and up to 24.4 million infections. Separate figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 94.2 per cent of adults in the UK are…

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End to self-isolation rules, 75% of adults fully vaccinated and NHS waiting list hits record highs – this week’s Friday Five

Self-isolation for double-jabbed to end on Monday The requirement to self-isolate for ten days after having contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus will end for fully vaccinated people on Monday 16th August, the government has announced. The government has been keen to alter the rules surrounding self-isolation since millions of people have…