Global consortium launches new study into long-term effects of COVID-19 – University of Oxford

The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), based at Oxford University, in collaboration with Dr Janet Scott, of the MRC-University of Glasgow’s Centre for Virus Research, has launched a longitudinal observational study to measure prevalence and risk factors of long-term health and psychosocial consequences of COVID-19. The researchers are inviting hospitals and […]

New dashboard highlights potential future COVID-19 virus hotspots – Oxford University

Potential COVID-19 hotspots can be identified using a new online tool from Oxford University’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. It acts by highlighting which regions have the most at-risk factors and can supplement test-and-trace technology in highlighting potential future infection spikes By combining key data of known COVID-19 vulnerabilities such as age, social deprivation, population […]

Children show increase in mental health difficulties over COVID-19 lockdown – University of Oxford

Parents/carers of children aged 4-10 years of age reported that over a one-month period in lockdown, they saw increases in their child’s emotional difficulties, such as feeling unhappy, worried, being clingy and experiencing physical symptoms associated with worry, according to early results from the Co-SPACE study, asking parents and carers about their children’s mental health […]

Conspiracy beliefs reduce the following of government coronavirus guidance – University of Oxford

A new study from the University of Oxford shows that people who hold coronavirus conspiracy beliefs are less likely to comply with social distancing guidelines or take-up future vaccines. The research, led by clinical psychologists at the University of Oxford and published today in the journal Psychological Medicine, indicates that a disconcertingly high number of adults […]

Rare brain disease drugs could treat COVID-19 patients – DMU and University of Oxford

Drugs that are used to treat rare brain diseases could have the potential to treat COVID-19, according to early-stage research being conducted by a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) scientist. Dr Daniel Sillence, Associate Professor and Reader in Cell Biology at DMU, is working alongside the University of Oxford to investigate whether existing medicines could be […]

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