COVID vaccines: Passports, blood clots and changing trust in government

Four in 10 people think those without a COVID-19 vaccination will be discriminated against, while around a quarter of the public have concerns about vaccine passports, according to a new study. The research, by the University of Bristol and King’s College London, also finds that three in ten people say the vaccine rollout has increased their trust in the UK […]

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Tracking how COVID-19 is changing life expectancy

As a demographer—someone who studies how human populations grow and change—UCLA professor of sociology Patrick Heuveline typically spends time each year traveling around the world, talking to people about their hopes for their families and their dreams for the future. “Demography is obviously all about numbers—but at its core, it’s about people’s lives,” he said. A big part of understanding […]

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A woman has been denied life-changing treatment

Mother left unable to speak, sit or eat is denied life-changing treatment as chiefs claim there is ‘no evidence’ it can work even though it prompted ‘miraculous’ results for her Dawn Conrad, 45, can’t walk, speak, or barely eat due to an autoimmune disease She trialed intravenous immunoglobin for three months with ‘miraculous’ results Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group initially agreed […]

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