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Coronavirus

Covid-19: Understanding the Immune Response

Covid-19 continues to spread globally, in many places unabated. From the first origins of the disease in Wuhan, Chinese scientists have been rushing to find an effective immune based treatment and vaccine. In order to do so the immune response of the virus must be fully understood. How does the human immune system Function normally? […]

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Politics

“Positive and Secure” Asylum in the UK: An Appalling Lie

Content warning: Torture. To be granted refugee status, asylum seekers must demonstrate why they need protection. In the UK, they give evidence in an interview with a Home Office caseworker, where they detail how they have been treated in the past and why they fear further persecution in the future, if returned to their home […]

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Coronavirus

The Hidden Pandemic

*Content warning: detailed discussion on mental health issues* In the UK, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health condition at some point in their life, and around 1 in 6 are suffering from a common mental health disorder in any given week [1]. Most people will have had or know someone that […]

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Coronavirus

Interviewing a Student Paramedic in The Coronavirus Pandemic

Discussions on Covid-19 are understandably ubiquitous at the present time. One group of people who have remained relatively quiet in this dialogue however are medical students. So Periscope Nottingham interviewed a final year student paramedic to see what they think of the government’s action and how they are dealing with this crisis. What happened from […]

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Coronavirus

The Simulations Underpinning the Governments Response to Covid – 19 Explained

The covid-19 pandemic presents the biggest challenge in living memory to governments worldwide and epidemiologists are rushing to provide guidance to those in power as to how best deal with this catastrophe. How do they go about formulating the models and simulations that help predict how this pandemic will evolve? How accurate are they? How […]