Covid UK: 70% support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

About seven in 10 Brits are in favour of location-tracking technology during the coronavirus pandemic – regardless of if it’s opt-in or compulsory, a study suggests. UK researchers conducted surveys of more than 3,500 British adults last spring, during the grips of the virus’s first wave, on their willingness to use such tech.  70 per … Read more Covid UK: 70% support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

70% of Brits support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

About seven in 10 Brits are in favour of location-tracking technology during the coronavirus pandemic – regardless of if it’s opt-in or compulsory, a study suggests. UK researchers conducted surveys of more than 3,500 British adults last spring, during the grips of the virus’s first wave, on their willingness to use such tech.  70 per … Read more 70% of Brits support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

Early Medieval Europe was surprisingly well connected, study reveals

Practice of burying the dead WITHOUT grave goods spread quickly though Western Europe during the early Medieval era – suggesting the region was surprisingly well connected In the 6th century, almost all burials included regionally-specific grave goods However, by the 8th century, this practice had all but disappeared   Study of 33,000 graves revealed that changes … Read more Early Medieval Europe was surprisingly well connected, study reveals

Study claiming lockdown 3.0 isn’t working ‘does NOT prove coronavirus is on the rise in England’

A shocking study that suggested England’s third lockdown isn’t working does not prove that infections are rising because it missed out a drop from the second wave’s likely peak in December, scientists say. Imperial College London’s REACT-1 mass-testing study, which estimated 1.58 per cent of England’s population had coronavirus in the first 10 days of … Read more Study claiming lockdown 3.0 isn’t working ‘does NOT prove coronavirus is on the rise in England’

People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions if their FRIENDS do, study finds

Leading by example: People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions like handwashing and social distancing if their friends and family do, study finds People were asked how much they and their friends followed restrictions Results revealed that people didn’t simply follow the rules if they felt vulnerable Instead, people followed guidelines when their friends … Read more People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions if their FRIENDS do, study finds

Gavin Williamson insists brutal curbs ARE ‘having an impact’ after study questioned lockdown

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson this morning insisted England’s national lockdown is ‘having an impact’ after a mass-testing survey found that infection numbers appeared to plateau and even rise at the start of January. The schools minister rebuked suggestions that restrictions are either too lax or not being followed strictly enough and said that they were … Read more Gavin Williamson insists brutal curbs ARE ‘having an impact’ after study questioned lockdown

Teenagers catch moods from their FRIENDS – and low spirits are the most contagious, study reveals

Bullying can affect everyone; those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying.  Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide.  It is important to talk to children to determine whether bullying, or something else, is a concern. Children who are bullied Children who … Read more Teenagers catch moods from their FRIENDS – and low spirits are the most contagious, study reveals

Controversial rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests ‘detect most infectious cases’, Government study

Controversial rapid lateral flow tests ‘can detect most infectious cases’ of coronavirus, a Government-led study has claimed amid concerns about their reliability.   Oxford University scientists who carried out the research found the devices, which give a result within half an hour, catch between 84 and 90 per cent of Covid-positive people. Number 10 has spent more … Read more Controversial rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests ‘detect most infectious cases’, Government study

Coronavirus cases DIDN’T fall during the first ten days of England’s lockdown, major study claims

Coronavirus cases didn’t fall during the first ten days of England’s third national lockdown, according to the results of a major surveillance study. Random swabbing of 142,000 people between January 6 to 15 found ‘no evidence’ of a decline in infection levels — despite an array of promising data showing exactly the opposite.  The Imperial … Read more Coronavirus cases DIDN’T fall during the first ten days of England’s lockdown, major study claims

South African Covid mutation poses ‘re-infection risk’ which could overpower vaccines, study finds

The South African coronavirus mutation poses a ‘significant re-infection risk’ and could overpower vaccines, new research has found. The strains discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil all have mutations of a spike protein, which enables the virus to latch onto human cells and therefore plays a key role in driving infections. But it is one … Read more South African Covid mutation poses ‘re-infection risk’ which could overpower vaccines, study finds