Expert Advice

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Essential reading: A collection of articles published in PMP Magazine by academics and experts on the Coronavirus pandemic. Analyses, advice, facts, and mythsbusting. || GET TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS: https://bit.ly/TestingCoronavirus

Is the adenovirus vaccine technology, used by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, causing blood clots?

5 min read
If one adenoviral vaccine is linked with blood clots, it doesn’t mean all vaccines in this family will have that same effect. But it is definitely worth health authorities assessing the data.

What does severe COVID really look like?

7 min read
One of the most irritating things for any medic who has actually looked after severely unwell COVID patients is hearing “It’s just like flu.”

New COVID variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global ‘maximum suppression’.

5 min read
COVID-19 variants of concern have changed the game. We need to recognise and act on this to avoid future waves of infections, yet more lockdowns and restrictions, and avoidable illness and death.

How mRNA vaccines work and what the same technology might cure next.

8 min read
A simple discussion about how mRNA works, how vaccines work, and why this technology might revolutionise healthcare in the next decade.

Brazil coronavirus variant: What is it and why is it a concern? An expert explains.

4 min read
The P1 variant has arrived in the UK, with early analysis suggesting it may be more transmissible and able to partially escape existing immunity.

What happens when a person is simultaneously infected with two coronavirus variants?

4 min read
The real concern is if two variants infect the same cell and swap genetic material.

Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

5 min read
You’ve been vaccinated; can you now safely see your friends and family? New research hints that vaccinated people may be less likely to transmit the coronavirus, but they are not 100% in the clear.
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