Covid 19 – We have a vaccine!

In January 2020 we thought the new variant coronavirus could be serious. There had been similar respiratory tract infections which spread from South East Asia in 2003, 2009 and 2012, and were only stopped by strict quarantine. This outbreak looked…

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Managing Safely

It is the duty of every employer to: Secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work;Protect persons who are not at work from risks to their health and safety arising from work activities. UK Health and Safety at…

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Face Mask

During the Covid19 pandemic it is recommended that we wear face masks to protect others from our droplets, coughs and sneezes when we are within 2 metres of people outside our household (in shops, on public transport, at work). But…

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Robot assisted surgery

In 2012 my local hospital Bradford Royal Infirmary installed a Da Vinci Robotic Surgery system. According to a 2014 article in the local paper (Bradford Telegraph & Argus) the robot ... translates hand movements of the surgeon into precise movements…

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CE Mark or Crown

For just over 300 years (until the implementation of the Measuring Instruments Directive on 1-Nov-2006) beer glasses in Britain were marked with a "Crown" to show they contain exactly 1 Pint.  Perhaps an effect of our vote to leave the…

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