COVID-19 in UK
How protected are vaccinated persons from Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc on country after country, immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses to what extent those who have been vaccinated are protected from infection

Conservative government in the UK set to remove all COVID-19 restrictions despite warnings 

The UK is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases with around 24,000 cases recorded on Sunday. However, the country proposes to end of all restrictions on July 19

Slow vaccination process dangerous, allows for rise of stronger variants

What is the new Delta variant? Is it more dangerous than earlier forms of the virus? Will old vaccines prove effective. Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses these issues

COVID-19: Can we make vaccines that work against all variants?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the new variants of COVID-19 that are emerging and the possibilities of developing a single vaccine for the disease

How dangerous is the new COVID-19 strain?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about reports of a strain of COVID-19 from the UK, the transmission rate and its implications on public health policy

Major COVID-19 outbreak in Belmarsh prison, Assange’s family raise alarm

According to Julian Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, at least 56 inmates were found to be infected in the block where he is held. Assange, along with nearly 200 other inmates of his house block, had been under lockdown since November 18

Right to picket-UK Union lawsuit wins UK workers right to picket during lockdown 

During the proceedings in a lawsuit filed by Unite union against police and health authorities for threatening workers on strike, the UK government confirmed that workers on lawful industrial action have the right to picket their workplace during the COVID-19 lockdown

University of Manchester students stage occupation of campus against insensitivity of authorities

The occupation was led by UoM Rent Strike, alongside the campaign group ‘9K 4 WHAT?. The protesters were agitating against the extremely high rent and lack of support during the COVID-19  pandemic

Students organize amid fresh pandemic outbreak in British universities

Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in universities in the United Kingdom. Student activists talk about the challenges they face and the kind of organizing that is happening

Health workers in the UK protest demanding wage hike

Thousands of health workers, including thousands of nurses, marched in London protesting their exclusion from the pay rise announced by the government. The call for the march was given by the Unite union

Covid-19 and Dexamethasone: Some hope for serious patients

A randomised and controlled clinical study conducted in the UK has found that the readily available steroid drug, Dexamethasone, could be a game changer in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Big 5 of COVID: Guess what is common to these top affected countries

The US, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom have larger than life leaders, but the pandemic has exposed their flaws, at great cost

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