Newly licensed vaccines give reason for renewed optimism but, for the sake of the global economy and public health, distribution must be fair and equitable. An editorial from two scientists highlights that the pandemic is a ‘global problem requiring a global response’.
A study investigating the social contact patterns of Bristol University students has found that the majority of students are complying with COVID-19 guidelines, with 99 per cent of students who tested positive for the coronavirus reportedly self-isolating.
Bristol University hosted a panel discussion bringing together scientists and local politicians to discuss the challenges and response of the government in communicating science to the public in the context of COVID-19 and considered the effect of misinformation on perceptions of vaccination.
A new study led by Dr Siobhan McAndrew from Bristol University will investigate the public’s trust and perceptions of matters relating to COVID-19 like vaccines, to inform ‘world-class information campaigns resilient to misinformation.’