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Scientists to launch 100-day vaccine strategy to combat future pandemics

UK researchers on Monday are set to launch a blueprint for a “100-day” vaccine in a bid to stop the next pandemic in its tracks. The plan will see scientists create an estimated 100 prototype vaccines for the 25 viral families known to infect humans. Then, when the next virus with pandemic potential emerges, scientists say they will be able to buil...

Huge spike in people left to die at home and not found for ‘weeks’ during pandemic

The number of people who were left to die at home and not found for “weeks” saw a huge spike during the Covid-19 pandemic, the first study of its kind has shown. Research examining post-mortems found cases of markedly decomposed bodies increased by 70 per cent between the year before and after the UK went into lockdown on March 23, 2020. Every seve...

Antibiotic prescriptions decreased during pandemic – but overuse remains high

Antibiotic consumption decreased by more than 15 per cent across Europe between 2019 and 2020, most likely due to the pandemic, new data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show. However, antimicrobial resistance levels remain high – the EU commissioner for health warned it remains a “serious challenge globally”. Stella Kyri...