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How the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is the first step towards a R(na)evolution in medicine. Header source 2020 has been one of the most uncertain years in recent memory. Lockdowns, reduced social contacts, testing, masks and a whole new vernacular of R numbers, morbidity, infection mitigation and super spreaders; lingo which was once relegated to dryContinue reading “The Dawn of a New Era”
Reinfections, resurgence, repeated mistakes. We’re at the cusp of a second wave of COVID-19; Lockdowns are back, herd immunity has re-entered the lexicon and as hospitals fill up again it seems we are back to square 1. So, where has the UK gone so wrong? And what might the next few months spell for us?Continue reading “COVID 20: The Pandemic Strikes Back”
Exploring how male and female immune systems differ and how this is impacting the course of the COVID-19 crisis As an immunologist my research is focused around trying to unravel the possibilities for a novel signalling system involving two receptors, toll-like receptor 7 & 8, which normally detect harmful RNAs found in viruses, bacteria andContinue reading “COVID-19 and Man-flu: A curious link?”
How UK Drug policy is used with systematic racism against black communities. Given the times I thought I would write something that focuses on one way in which the system is broken against black people. As a foreword, I tried to focus on the black experience, as opposed to BAME, as it is clear itContinue reading “The War on Equality”
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