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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey: characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 in England, August 2020

Data about the characteristics of people testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust. (community in this instance refers to private residential households, and i excludes those in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings in England)

Impact of coronavirus in care homes in England: 26 May to 19 June 2020

First results from the Vivaldi study, a large scale survey which looked at coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in 9,081 care homes providing care for dementia patients and the elderly in England. It included staff testing positive and the possible variables which led to the differences in some care homes  Future publications will incorporate data from the results of swabs taken during the whole care home testing programme so addressing some of the limitations described

In My Own Bed Please: Staying at home with Covid-19

This article highlights the objectives of an independent group of medical practitioners and researchers plus laymen campaigning on behalf of those who choose to stay in their own homes, rather than go into hospital, should they develop severe Covid-19 disease. The main concern is around the availability of palliative care for elderly relatives who have expressed a wish to stay at home. A series of blogs, have been posted on the CEBM website, which will explore further questions and evidence around palliative care for Covid-19 in these situations

 

#WearAMask Challenge!

Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) supports the #WearAMask Challenge!

Outlines the WHO guidance on how to protect love ones and break the chain of transmission

 

Coronavirus vaccine: steps towards a safe, effective and accessible vaccine

An explanation and description to help with the basic understanding of Coronavirus and the steps the vaccine will need to go through during development 

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