Population

Exploring findings from the Winter COVID-19 Infection Study

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In November 2023 ONS and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) launched the Winter COVID-19 Infection Study (Winter CIS) to gather vital data on levels of the virus in the colder months. 

James Tucker explores some of the findings and takes a deeper look at what they can tell us about ongoing symptoms and risk factors. 

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Our changing population is there for all to see 

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From finishing studies to entering the workforce, from getting married to earning the most money – everyone’s journey through adulthood is different. However, we can use a range of data to explore when key events in life are most likely to happen. Rich Pereira looks at how these milestones of adulthood have changed over the past decade and how society is shifting.

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Measuring Climate Impacts on Health

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Climate related emergencies have made frequent headlines over the last few years, from record heatwaves and wildfires, to increased flood risk – but how can we measure how our climate, and the changes we are seeing, are affecting us?
Without this evidence, we cannot know the true health burden of climate change. This is where the ONS Climate & Health Project fits in – a four-year project, funded by Wellcome, which we began in February 2022. As we pass the project mid-way point, Gillian Flower reflects on the achievements so far, and the wider implications of this important work.

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