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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Even for a pandemic expert like me, life in isolation has been a struggle

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I love my job. For ten years I have worked at Public Health England (PHE) and its predecessor, the Health Protection Agency, responding to major public health emergencies including the ebola outbreak and the Novichok poisoning. There is nothing more …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What is social distancing?

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As we start to see more coronavirus cases in the UK, and more widespread community transmission of the virus, further measures to reduce the contact people have with each other may be needed. In this blog we explain what these measures, sometimes referred to as social distancing, mean.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Expert interview: What is contact tracing?

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One of the ways we protect the public from infectious diseases like novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is contact tracing. In this blog Nick Phin, Deputy Director at PHE’s National Infections Service answers some questions about how this works.