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The COVID-19 pandemic and health inequalities
Bambra, Clare; Riordan, Ryan; Ford, John; Matthews, Fiona

Importance of collecting data on socioeconomic determinants from the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak onwards
Khalatbari-Soltani, Saman; Cumming, Robert C.; Delpierre, Cyrille; Kelly-Irving, Michelle

Efficacy of contact tracing for the containment of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Keeling, Matt J.; Hollingsworth, T. Deirdre; Read, Jonathan M.

Harnessing behavioural science in public health campaigns to maintain ‘social distancing’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: key principles
Bonell, Chris; Michie, Susan; Reicher, Stephen. et al

Effects of Housing First approaches on health and well-being of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Baxter, Andrew J.; Tweed, Emily J.; Katikireddi, Srinivasa Vittal; Thomson, Hilary

Are we all in this together? Longitudinal assessment of cumulative adversities by socioeconomic position in the first 3 weeks of lockdown in the UK
Wright, Liam; Steptoe, Andrew; Fancourt, Daisy

Arts engagement, mortality and dementia: what can the data say?
Wright, Liam

COVID-19: exposing and amplifying inequalities
Marmot, Michael; Allen, Jessica

Using natural experimental studies to guide public health action: turning the evidence-based medicine paradigm on its head
Ogilvie, David; Adams, Jean; Bauman, Adrian. et al

The rise of hunger among low-income households: an analysis of the risks of food insecurity between 2004 and 2016 in a population-based study of UK adults
Loopstra, Rachel; Reeves, Aaron; Tarasuk, Valerie

Effect of exercise referral schemes upon health and well-being: initial observational insights using individual patient data meta-analysis from the National Referral Database
Wade, Matthew; Mann, Steven; Copeland, Rob J.; Steele, James

Community engagement and dementia risk: time-to-event analyses from a national cohort study
Fancourt, Daisy; Steptoe, Andrew; Cadar, Dorina

Intergenerational social mobility and allostatic load in Great Britain
Prag, Patrick; Richards, Lindsay

When and how do ‘effective’ interventions need to be adapted and/or re-evaluated in new contexts? The need for guidance
Evans, Rhiannon E.; Craig, Peter; Hoddinott, Pat; Littlecott, Hannah. et al

How do early-life factors explain social inequalities in adolescent mental health? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study
Straatmann, Viviane S.; Lai, Eric; Lange, Theis. et al

Gender-specific risk factors for incident sarcopenia: 8-year follow-up of the English longitudinal study of ageing
Yang, Lin; Smith, Lee; Hamer, Mark

Prevalence of antenatal depression in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mahendran, Rahini; Puthussery, Shuby; Amalan, Mahendran

Relationship between alcohol use, blood pressure and hypertension: an association study and a Mendelian randomisation study
Zhao, Pian-Pian; Xu, Liang-Wen; Sun, Tao. et al

Too sick to work, too healthy to qualify: a cross-country analysis of the effect of changes to disability benefits
Jensen, Natasja Koitzsch; Bronnum-Hansen, Henrik; Andersen, Ingelise. et al

Understanding participation dilemmas in community mobilisation: can collective action theory help?
Gram, Lu; Daruwalla, Nayreen; Osrin, David