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    NHS COVID app may have prevented 200,000-900,000 infections

    For every person who shared their positive test result with the app, an average of 4.4 people were alerted and told to self-isolate. Most alerts occurred during the second half of December when transmission rates increased, driven by the highly transmissible B117 variant.

    In Praise of the UK’s Vaccine Rollout

    I would argue that the vaccine rollout has been one of the few British successes to quietly emerge from the pandemic, primarily as the government has taken a step back and left it to non-partisan public bodies to head the process.

    Ventilators Aren’t The Miracle Machines We Prayed For

    In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, ventilators – or the sparsity thereof – caused a great deal of distress to healthcare professionals, politicians, and...

    A National Treasure

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you will be familiar with Captain Tom Moore, a 100-year-old who has raised over £30m for NHS Charities...

    Coronavirus trial involving Oxford NHS staff paused following safety concerns

    A clinical trial of anti-malarial drugs involving Oxford healthcare workers has been paused following guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)...

    SATIRE: Who Needs Money When You Have Love?

    Boris Johnson addressed the decade old issue of underfunding the health service on Easter Sunday. “Our NHS is the beating heart of this country - it...

    SATIRE: Captain Tom We Need You!

    'We might need a few more laps from Captain Tom yet.' Jack Womack gives us his take on the nation's favourite hero.

    Oxford University Mindfulness Centre offers free sessions

    In a time when peace of mind is at its most elusive, the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) is offering free online sessions...

    NHS staff and rough sleepers offered college accommodation

    Several Oxford colleges have made rooms available for homeless people and health workers to combat the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. University College and Pembroke College...

    The Minefield of Coronavirus Metaphors

    “This is the frontline in a war,” begins BBC medical correspondent Fergus Walsh’s special report on coronavirus, filmed in University College Hospital, London. He...