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Immunology in the news

British Society for Immunology response to new funding announced by UK Government for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Our response to a commentary from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine on the evidence around current UK Government guidelines for social distancing/isolation for COVID-19 for people aged 60-69.

BSI response to Government announcement of the creation of a Vaccine Taskforce to drive forward work on a vaccine against COVID-19.

A new crowdsourcing platform has been set up to allow researchers to share ideas and learn from each other's experiences around lab testing for COVID-19.

British Society for Immunology response to University of Oxford's announcement that their COVID-19 vaccine programme has opened for clinical trial recruitment.

British Society for Immunology response to six new research projects that the UK government is funding to develop active interventions against the novel coronavirus

British Society for Immunology response to government announcement on new measures to limit spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus

BSI open letter to UK Government on SARS-CoV-2 outbreak response

Our responses to news stories around herd immunity and SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers from The Pirbright Institute have been awarded $5.5 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Livestock Antibody Hub, with the aim of improving animal health and driving forward the 'One Health' agenda. 

Research funding

Today, the Government has published the Adrian Smith – Graeme Reid Review into future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation. In response, the British Society for Immunology has released the following statement. 

NHS Digital has released the annual report on NHS Immunisation Statistics, England, 2018–19 today. In response, the British Society for Immunology has released the following statement.

Our response to the Prime Minister's announcement to increase the childhood vaccination rate. 

The tragic death of Cambridge University student Alana Cutland is now reportedly being investigated as to whether the yellow fever vaccine was a factor involved in the incident.


The Home Office has published its annual statistics on the numbers of animals used in research in the UK in 2018.



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