Pfizer and Moderna DECLINED joining Johnson & Johnson study of vaccine blood clot risks

Johnson & Johnson privately reached out to rival COVID-19 vaccine makers to join in an effort to study the risks of blood clots. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing three people familiar with the matter, J&J wanted to form an informal alliance with other companies to communicate with one one voice about the benefits … Read more

Government’s mass testing programme risks ‘wasting a huge amount of money’, scientific adviser says

England’s Covid testing blitz began today, with everyone in the country now able to get swabbed twice a week in the aim of getting life back to normal. Boots and local pharmacies are now offering tests that adults can go in and pick up for free, even if they don’t have any symptoms of the … Read more

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?

The experts behind the Government’s data justifying its decision to to give under-30s the AstraZeneca vaccine have explained how they calculated the relative risks posed by coronavirus and blood clots. Slides shown at a press conference announcing the dramatic change in guidance yesterday were made by Cambridge University experts at the Winton Centre for Risk and … Read more

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?

The experts behind the Government’s data justifying its decision to to give under-30s the AstraZeneca vaccine have explained how they calculated the relative risks posed by coronavirus and blood clots. Slides shown at a press conference announcing the dramatic change in guidance yesterday were made by Cambridge University experts at the Winton Centre for Risk … Read more

Scientists urge the public to try a new game to see the risks of ’emotion recognition technology’

Members of the public are being asked by scientists to pull faces at their webcam or phone screen to learn more about a controversial technology.  The site, called Emojify, was built to draw attention to ’emotion recognition’ systems and the downfalls of this powerful technology.  Powered by artificial intelligence, it is is designed to recognise … Read more

HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes 

HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:01 BST, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 22:19 BST, 3 April 2021 Gene tests could one day be used to spot patients at risk of ‘silent’ strokes that cause dementia, scientists believe. Researchers studied genetic samples of thousands of people … Read more

Welsh First Minister warns heading abroad in May risks ‘a surge in Covid cases’ 

Blow for foreign holiday hopes as Welsh First Minister warns heading abroad in May risks ‘a surge in Covid cases’ Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said he opposes allowing overseas trips He said the idea of a foreign holiday within two months filled him ‘with horror’ Government taskforce set to report on allowing overseas trips … Read more

Welsh First Minister warns heading abroad in May risks ‘a surge in Covid cases’ 

Blow for foreign holiday hopes as Welsh First Minister warns heading abroad in May risks ‘a surge in Covid cases’ Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said he opposes allowing overseas trips He said the idea of a foreign holiday within two months filled him ‘with horror’ Government taskforce set to report on allowing overseas trips … Read more

Boris Johnson warns of the risks of children staying at home 

A teaching union has suggested the Government’s back-to-school plans could fail it not enough students wear face masks, as millions of pupils return to classes today. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has warned that a wave of non-compliance from students over the Government’s mask wearing rules could create ‘ramifications’ for school insurance … Read more

Katie Price’s daughter Princess, 13, risks the wrath of dad Peter Andre as she showcases fake lashes

Katie Price’s teenage daughter Princess has risked the wrath of her father Peter Andre by posing for a glamorous photo in full make-up and fake lashes. Princess, 13, appeared in the snap alongside her mother, 42, and younger sister Bunny, six, on Sunday.  The singer, 48 – who co-parents Princess and son Junior, 15, with … Read more