All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

11 – 17 April 2019

Stefan Flasche is quoted in The Telegraph on news that the UK is to become the first country in the world to cut the dosage for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, from three to two. The recommendation was made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, after research published in the…

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04 – 10 April 2019

Heidi Larson writes an opinion piece for Devex Global Views entitled ‘It’s time to rebuild public confidence in vaccines’. Heidi says in the piece, “New champions are needed who can communicate the importance of immunization at a human and emotional level. Teachers, educational toy companies, social networks, and the…

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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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21 – 27 March 2019

Heidi Larson speaks to BBC World Service (9m 50s in) for a piece on autism and the MMR vaccine and how Andrew Wakefield’s flawed research still impacts confidence in the vaccine. Heidi said: “The notion of vaccines causing autism and developmental disabilities is circulating in Eastern Europe and South…

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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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28 February – 6 March 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that new HIV infections in southern Africa could be reduced substantially by offering entire communities voluntary HIV testing, and immediately referring those who test positive for HIV treatment in line with local guidelines. Richard Hayes said: “Although during the trial we found a 30 per…

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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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7 – 13 February 2019

Heidi Larson speaks to BBC World News’ Impact programme about an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Heidi said: “In general the Philippines has been a vaccine-friendly country but after the recent episode with the Dengue vaccine they’ve lost confidence and that has rolled over onto the measles…

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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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