In case you missed them, here are the most important Covid headlines from the past week:
Lateral Flow Tests, PCR’s and Antigen Tests: What’s the difference?
Throughout the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, the necessity of reliable, easy and accessible testing to screen for the virus has become more and more apparent. Home Tests for Coronavirus can be separated into antigen or antibody tests, which use different kinds of samples to search for different hallmarks of the virus. Medical Device Network takes a thorough look at the different types of Covid-19 test.
EXPLAINED: New Covid Strains – What are the BA.4 and BA.5 variants?
Read everything known so far about the new BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants. It is currently thought that mutations in these new virus strains might give the ability to partly evade immunity. Although FlowFlex Rapid Antigen Tests for COVID-19 (Lateral Flow) can detect the variants.
Entry Rules for Britons relaxed in Spain
Unvaccinated travellers planning summer vacations in Spain will now be able to visit the country more easily with the government winding down its COVID travel restrictions.
The health requirements for holiday makers and travellers visiting from the UK and other places outside the EU are now going to be the same as those from inside the Schengen area.
Dream-enactment disorder on the rise during pandemic
This week, Scientists report a two to four-fold increase in cases of dream-enactment disorder. This is where people physically act out their dreams. – Research suggests those that have been infected with COVID are most likely to experience it.