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Four things you may not know about vaccination

Mon 14 December 2020

Vaccination is routine in Britain and for most the public health programmes which go alongside them are about as interesting as the sewage system. And then came Covid. Since we all now (apparently) need to be experts here’s four things you might not know about vaccines and vaccination from Dr Gareth Millward from the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick.

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Has COVID-19 changed our relationship with pets and other animals?

Mon 03 August 2020

Dogs have loved it, cats have hated it, but whilst lockdown has provided temporary benefits for many companion animals, coronavirus has also provided opportunity to think more widely about the conditions under which novel diseases can emerge. We must change to provide a more sustainable future for both humans and animals, says Dr Rebekah Fox from Warwick’s Department of Sociology.

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Coronavirus: a history of pandemics in prison

Wed 29 April 2020

“As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the world, the alarm has been sounded in prisons too”, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative reported early in April. It wasn’t wrong. Jails are high-risk environments for disease, where pathogens are easily transmitted.

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Air quality and wellbeing during Covid-19 lockdown

Thu 23 April 2020

Lockdown is showing us that our lifestyles, in the main our reliance on motorised methods of transportation, have an insidious and detrimental impact on our environment and ultimately our health. Rob Lillywhite, from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick reviews the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on the environment.

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