The latest on COVID-19
People living in local authorities that have invested in social cohesion in the last two years coping better during COVID-19 crisis
Residents are twice as likely to volunteer helping others and had seen an improvement in relationships with family and neighbours during the pandemic if their local authority had received government funding for social cohesion projects or identified it as priority.
Researcher: Professor Dominic Abrams | Organisation: University of Kent
Grocery prices fall towards pre-pandemic levels following a 2.5% rise at the beginning of lockdown
After month-to-month inflation for groceries of 2.5% in the first month of the nationwide lockdown, grocery prices have declined through the summer. By the first week of August, the price level for groceries was around just 0.5% higher than it was at the beginning of the year.
Researcher: Martin O’Connell | Organisation: IFS
Nuffield Council on Bioethics responds to announcement of UK human challenge trials
Challenge trials involve deliberately infecting participants with the virus and come with their own unique set of ethical considerations and risks that must be addressed by all those involved in the study – a properly constituted ethics committee, researchers, and funders.
Organisation: Nuffield Council on Bioethics