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A previous history of SARS-CoV-2 infection was associated with an 84% lower risk of infection, with median protective effect observed 7 months following primary...

New study to offer daily rapid testing to contacts of positive COVID-19...

Surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has mainly relied on case reporting which is biased by health service performance, test availability and test-seeking behaviors. We...

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Social mixing patterns are crucial in driving transmission of infectious diseases and informing public health interventions to contain their spread. Age-specific social mixing is...

Background Routine asymptomatic testing using RT-PCR of people who interact with vulnerable populations, such as medical staff in hospitals or care workers in care...

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Dr Hannah Fry discusses what the rest of the year looks like, Trump’s 2020 and sexy-sounding technology we can look forward to in the...

April 8, 2021 The prediction, based on modelling at University College London (UCL), was reported on by the Telegraph this morning. Prof Paul Hunter,...

Thresholds for SARS-CoV-2 antibody assays have typically been determined using samples from symptomatic, often hospitalised, patients. Assay performance following mild/asymptomatic infection is unclear. We...

  • One of the issues with interpreting apparent 'waning' in studies last year was cutoffs for a 'positive' test were often based on more severe cases, which means they were less good at assessing antibody dynamics following milder infections: https://t.co/i7uYYEE5nn 5/ - view on twitter

There had been concerns that large numbers would have to self-isolate after a false positive...