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Squirrels on toast and Covid-19

There is a common misconception about free speech.  Everyone DOES have the right to an opinion. However, everyone DOES NOT have the automatic right for their opinion to be taken seriously. I could firmly believe … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 17th July 2020

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No News is Good News

Yes - of course this is a Covid-19 post.  However, I’m not going to simply highlight the over-rich daily diet of mortality rates and pictures of people spectacularly breaking lockdown rules.  This time, its … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 26th May 2020

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The Anti-Vaccination Movement: Disrupting Global Health

Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease, currently preventing 2-3 million deaths a year. This figure could increase to a further 1.5 million if global coverage of vaccinations improves. However, … Read More

by Kallie Price, 25th March 2019

Could dual-use research help the fight against Covid-19?
Ethics Research

Covid-19 and the armoured scorpion of death

The rather euphemistic term “dual-use research" has been around for some time. It is the name given to research that could just as easily help or harm humanity – for example think of a revolutionary new chemical manufacturing … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 5th June 2020

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Flu: Is Llama Blood the Answer?

Flu: Are Llamas the Solution? The annual flu season is upon us and many of us get vaccinated against prevalent strains of influenza, identified from the southern hemisphere’s winter. Flu is caused by a virus that has the … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 8th March 2019

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Ethics

What’s so special about two meters?

Are you, like me, beginning to suspect that the two-meter rule was primarily designed because it was easy for people to understand? It wouldn’t be the first time – remember, the “five a day” rule designed to encourage … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 18th June 2020

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What happens to other research when all eyes turn to Covid-19?

Coronavirus research is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but what about non-Covid medical trials? With resources channelled into treatments for the pandemic, what impact is this having on other research projects? Infonetica … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 7th May 2020