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Portugal’s vaccination rate puts the rest of the west to shame

As of the 29th of September, 85.2% of the Portuguese population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. They have pushed well above the EU average of 62.7%, and Portugal now has…

Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds – a case of consent and its wider implications

Last week the Health Secretary accepted the decision of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to start the vaccination roll-out for people aged 12-15 years old in Scotland. Beginning on…

England’s lockdown to be eased on 12 April as planned

The Prime Minister has tonight set out the government’s latest Covid-19 update. Despite announcing that lockdown restrictions in England are to ease further from the 12 April, the Prime Minister…

Sturgeon faces backlash over slow vaccine roll out

The First Minister is being criticised over a lack of consistency in the supply of the Covid-19 vaccine to GP’s, causing many to question whether the country is keeping up…

Edinburgh is at risk of another outbreak: vaccines are the answer

Despite the fact that vaccinations are universally accessible and readily available to all students at Edinburgh, we as a student body have been plagued by the spread of incapacitating critical…

Measles strongly linked to fatal illness, SSPE: vaccination is key

A new US study has shown that a fatal complication affecting non-vaccinated infants who get measles may be more common than we thought. Researchers from the University of California and…

Pakistan needs sensitivity when debating vaccination

Pakistan made headlines recently with its response to having a widely unvaccinated population. Public safety legislation is being used by the Pakistani authorities to arrest parents who do not vaccinate…