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28 March – 03 April 2019

Vaccines in the news

Beate Kampmann appears on the Victoria Derbyshire show giving advice and information about vaccinations to parents considering whether they should be vaccinating their child. Beate said: “The main allergy concern is some vaccines, such as MMR, contain traces of egg. You know if you have a…

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14 – 20 March 2019

Julian Eaton speaks to The Economist (£/register) about what disasters can reveal about mental health care. Julian said: “We used to assume that people need professional counselling but it turned out this was not so. Most people got better with simple, appropriate help that anyone could provide. Known as ‘psychological…

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07 – 13 March 2019

Dan Bausch is quoted in The New York Times for an article about why responding to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo also involves tackling distrust, fear and alienated communities. Dan said: “The epidemic continues to smolder, and could still flare more dangerously – I don…

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21 – 27 February 2019

Martin McKee is interviewed by Al Jazeera about the potential impact of Brexit on the NHS, after Martin co-authored a Health Policy review in the Lancet examining the impact Brexit may have on the NHS. Martin said: “There is an argument that you could say that people who can…

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31 January – 6 February 2019

Pauline Paterson is interviewed for Al Jazeera’s The Stream about whether ‘anti-vaxxers’ are risking both their and other people’s health. Pauline said: “Vaccine concerns vary by country, by time, by vaccine and by population. It’s really key to understand the reasons why people are not vaccinating…

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03 – 09 January 2019

Peter Piot writes an article for Wired on why harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition in the healthcare industry, and the potential for using it to manage health on a global scale. Peter says: “Artificial intelligence can democratise patient power and people’s ability to manage…

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13 December 2018 – 02 January 2019

John Edmunds speaks to ITV news about Ebola as part of a wider piece on how a trial vaccine is being used in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. John said: “It has a wild animal reservoir, probably bats although we don’t know that for sure…

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8 – 14 November 2018

Jimmy Whitworth provides expert comment on rabies after PHE announces that a UK resident bitten by a cat on holiday in Morocco has died from the disease after returning home. Jimmy said: “Seeking prompt care and getting vaccination is so important. In this tragic case the person didn’t get…

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1 – 7 November 2018

New research led by the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine finds that good housing with indoor plumbing may be key in eliminating childhood malnutrition and stunting. Andrew Prentice is quoted in The Guardian: “The takeaway message from our research is that there…

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11 – 17 October 2018

Heidi Larson writes a commentary for Nature News warning that the biggest risk factor for pandemic spread is not a lack of preventative technology but the rapid spread of misinformation undermining public trust in vaccines: “Dialogue matters. Strategies must include listening and engagement. We have to get better at this…

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