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Vaccine rollout biggest in UK history - Expert comment

"COVID-19 presents a unique challenge not seen outside of specific epidemics such as smallpox. Like with smallpox, the vaccine needs to reach everyone, and as quickly as possible", says Dr Gareth Millward.

Thu 21 Jan 2021, 14:40 | Tags: Policy, History, medicine, coronavirus, Public Health, disease, vaccine, COVID-19

Expert comment - new Brazilian variant of COVID-19

"We need to carefully monitor immune responses in individuals infected with these variants." Professor Lawrence S. Young, Virologist and Professor of Molecular Oncology, comments on new variants of the coronavirus and whether they will be less affected by the vaccines.

Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11:55 | Tags: Expert comment, coronavirus, COVID19, disease, vaccine, COVID-19

Changes to the Jobs Support System - expert comment

"It is still more about dousing the fires than thinking about how to rebuild the damaged house." Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, comments on the Chancellor's revisions to the Job Support Scheme.


Locking down Leicester - Expert Comment

"Lockdowns in democracies have always been about trust. In order for localised lockdowns to be effective, it is important to know what the public health threshold is for creating a localised lockdown so that communities don’t feel that they are being disproportionately impacted." Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the potential challenges of a Leicester lockdown.


Pubs reopening - expert comment from historian

Beat Kümin, Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick, comments on the role pubs play in community.

Tue 23 Jun 2020, 15:30 | Tags: wellbeing, Britain, History, coronavirus, Public Health, alcohol, COVID-19

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