Health News Digest

15th January 2021

(covering news from the 8th January 2021)

This weekly digest contains details of the latest health-related news/articles in the general media, health publications of interest and press releases and publications from Public Health England.  If you have any questions about the digest please contact us at knowledgeservices@dudley.gov.uk

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Health News Digest

Person Getting His Blood Check

More than a third of over 80s vaccinated against COVID-19

Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus

Investigation of Legionnaires' disease: cases, clusters and outbreaks

Manage a site investigation for travel-associated Legionnaires disease

Investigation of novel SARS-CoV-2 variant: Variant of Concern 202012/01

COVID-19: enhanced surveillance of cases in vaccinated individuals

National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports

MRSA, MSSA, Gram-negative bacteraemia and CDI: 30-day all-cause fatality

Designated settings for people discharged to a care home

COVID-19: reported SARS-CoV-2 deaths in England

Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2021

Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020

Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2020

Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2021

National protocol for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant])

National protocol for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech)

Mycoplasma pneumoniae: laboratory report summaries 2020

Spread word about COVID-19 vaccine scam to protect family and friends - councils urge

To solitude: Learning from other countries on how to improve compliance with self-isolation

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Pre-Departure Testing and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Covid-19: Brazil variant already in UK, scientist says

Covid: Fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'

Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England

Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity'

Global immunisation: low-income countries rush to access Covid vaccine supply

Second shots of Covid vaccine could be delayed further in England

Public Health England steps up surveillance of South African Covid variant

One in five in England have had Covid, modelling suggests

People Dancing on Concrete Pavement

Designated settings for people discharged to a care home

COVID-19: reported SARS-CoV-2 deaths in England

Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Musculoskeletal diseases profiles

Local Health: public health data and mapping tool for small areas

Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill House of Lords, Second Reading 18 January 2021

Commissioning and provider services: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness

LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty report

COVID-19 workforce survey research report, week ending 27 November 2020

LGA responds to vaccine delivery plan and first daily uptake figures

LGA: Councils respond to COVID-19 community testing expansion

COVID-19: Top tips for council leaders

Spread word about COVID-19 vaccine scam to protect family and friends - councils urge

An opportunity to take a broader view on preventative health measures

How is COVID-19 impacting people working in adult social care?

UK Poverty 2020/21

For a single parent in poverty, pressures keep piling up

We all need a bit of hope and we all need enough to live on

COVID-19 is adding more stress and insecurity for people in poverty

Measuring mortality during Covid-19: a Q&A

To solitude: Learning from other countries on how to improve compliance with self-isolation

Covid-19: Brazil variant already in UK, scientist says

Covid: Fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'

Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity'

Are Covid patients getting younger?

One drink a day raises the risk of an abnormal heart rate, study finds

Public Health England steps up surveillance of South African Covid variant

Quarter of Covid hospital admissions in England aged under 55

One in five in England have had Covid, modelling suggests

UK supermarket staff say they have become the 'forgotten key workers'

GPs in England see big drop in common cold and flu cases

 

Couple Lying on Grass