COVID-19 vaccination rates are much higher in White and Indian people and lower amongst Black individuals, new research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health has identified. Read More
Mandatory vaccinations not the answer to boosting uptake among NHS
Just one in six (18%) healthcare workers thought mandatory vaccinations were the best solution to encourage more frontline staff to have a Covid-19 jab, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Leicester.Read More
Obesity ‘accelerates’ COVID-19 mortality risk amongst ethnic minorities
A stronger association exists between deaths from COVID-19 and obesity in people of Black, South Asian and other ethnic minority groups than in White people, research supported by ARC East Mildands and published in the journal Nature Communications demonstrates. Read More
Biology unlikely to drive ethnic differences in COVID-19 risk for healthcare workers, study finds
The differences in COVID-19 infection risk between ethnic minority healthcare workers and their White colleagues is likely due to home and work factors rather than biology, according to the largest and most detailed study on the subject, led by the University of Leicester, University College London and University of Nottingham.
New report showcases Leicester COVID-19 research
Research in Leicester has been highlighted in a new report from the Medical Schools Council (MSC): Responding to a pandemic: UK universities’ response to COVID-19.Read More
Hospital housekeeper encourages colleagues to ‘do their bit’ for COVID-19 research
Over 300 members of staff at Leicester’s Hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have joined a study investigating immune responses to COVID-19 in healthcare workers. The study, named DIRECT, aims to find out whether there are differences in immune responses to COVID-19 infection and vaccination between ethnic groups.