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Immunology in the news

Immunology in the news

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 has been awarded to Harvey J. Alter (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA), Michael Houghton (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) and Charles M. Rice (Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA) “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus”.

Our response to new survey by University College London reporting that a fifth of people are unlikely to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

NHS Digital has released the annual report on NHS Immunisation Statistics, England, 2019–20 today. In response, the British Society for Immunology has released the following statement.

NHS Test and Trace are requesting help from individuals with laboratory skills to increase the testing programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of roles from junior positions including students with some previous lab experience, through to senior positions with lab management experience. 

BSI response to news that the AstraZeneca-Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial has been paused to investigate an unexplained illness in one participant.

British Society for Immunology response to new study on new-onset type 1 diabetes in children during COVID-19

British Society for Immunology response to the creation of a new National Institute for Health Protection

BSI statement on extension of self-isolation period following COVID-19 symptoms from seven to ten days

BSI response to results of phase 1/2 trial of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 by Oxford University

White mouse pair in cage with cardboard tube

The Home Office has published its annual statistics on the number of animals used in UK research for 2019.

BSI response to new research on COVID-19 immune response.

BSI response to the first in human clinical trials of a new vaccine against COVID-19 from Imperial College London

Today, world leaders have come together at Gavi’s donor pledging conference, the Global Vaccine Summit, which aimed to mobilise at least $7.4 billion towards Gavi’s next strategic cycle (2021-25). Gavi has received $8.8 billion in contributions which surpasses that goal and will protect the next generation through vaccination. In response, the British Society for Immunology has released the following statement.

BSI response to approval of an antibody test against COVID-19 by Public Health England

Our statement on 40 years since smallpox was eradicated. 



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