‘Twinfection’ of influenza followed by COVID-19 – University of Liverpool

A Liverpool-led study* provides evidence that the ‘twinfection’ of influenza and COVID-19 may exacerbate the health risk associated with COVID-19. When multiple pathogens are in circulation at the same time this can lead to cooperative or competitive forms of pathogen-pathogen interactions. This concept of co-infection was evident during the outbreak of the Spanish flu in […]

Record 1.5 million UK users log on to outreach website following closure of schools – University of Cambridge

After supporting more than 1.5 million UK schoolchildren, parents and teachers when the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March, mathematicians from a Cambridge University outreach programme are helping pupils get back on track now classrooms have reopened. The NRICH maths project – which provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18 […]

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths, study finds – University of Edinburgh

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths, study finds Closing schools during the pandemic would result in more overall deaths in the long term than keeping them open, according to fresh analysis of the data that informed the government’s decision on lockdown. The study, led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, also revealed that social distancing […]

New local testing site opened in Central Bedfordshire – Cranfield University

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Cranfield University, Medway Court, Building 3, in Central Bedfordshire, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – […]

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