COVID-19 briefing 16/06/20 – paediatric update

As an update to our previous analysis of paediatric coronavirus statistics on 2nd April, our researchers have produced a new briefing to summarise the risk and severity of COVID-19 in children, symptoms, comorbidities, and how the virus affects pregnant women and newborns.  It can be downloaded as follows: Paediatric statistics infographic pdf Paediatrics update text … Continue reading “COVID-19 briefing 16/06/20 – paediatric update”

COVID-19 briefing 15/06/20 – a guide to viral biology

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues, and today’s update is a thorough analysis of the latest understanding of the viral biology – including genetics, infection pathway, viral loads and serology. The infographic can be downloaded as follows: Viral biology infographic pdf Viral … Continue reading “COVID-19 briefing 15/06/20 – a guide to viral biology”

How to safely wear a facemask

In the current lockdown, social distancing is of prime importance. But when shopping at supermarkets or when essential workers travel to work in public transport, mask wearing would be useful in reducing the risk for everyone. As we consider the strategy of exit from lockdown, mass masking could be an important public health measure that … Continue reading “How to safely wear a facemask”

COVID-19 briefing 03/06/20 – a guide to testing

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues, and today’s update explains the differences between the two main types of coronavirus test, including accuracy rates, next steps, and what the tests don’t tell us.  The infographic can be downloaded as follows: A PDF overview … Continue reading “COVID-19 briefing 03/06/20 – a guide to testing”

The hidden impact of COVID-19: children’s and young people’s mental health

In this blog for HSR UK, Dr Gemma McKenna highlights the pandemic’s damaging effect on our children and young people’s mental health – and the need for their voices to be heard in the research which addresses it. On the 18th March 2020, schools across the UK closed their doors. Children said goodbye to their … Continue reading “The hidden impact of COVID-19: children’s and young people’s mental health”