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Matt Hancock: 'We're heading in the right direction'

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 18:02
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says doses of a vaccine will be available for rollout next month if approved.

Covid: Infection rates levelling off in England and Scotland

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 14:47
But the government data suggests rates of coronavirus in school-age children are still rising.

Covid vaccine: Pfizer applies for authorisation in US

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 13:54
The vaccine could get emergency approval in the first two weeks of December, officials believe.

Covid-19: Free flu jabs offered to all over 50s in 'winter like no other'

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:21
The "twin threats" of flu and Covid mean more people than usual in England are being offered a jab.

Covid-19 carriers 'most infectious earlier on'

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:06
Greatest risk of passing the virus on is in the first few days of having symptoms, analysis suggests.

Swine flu: Woman, 26, still 'suffering' a decade after catching virus

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 00:09
Saffra Monteiro caught it as a girl and wants young people to take viruses, like Covid-19, seriously.

Coronavirus: Inside test-and-trace - how the 'world beater' went wrong

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 00:00
BBC News spoke to key government figures, scientists and health officials involved from the start.

Tocilizumab: Arthritis drug may treat severe Covid

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 17:34
Early signs suggest it may help patients with severe breathing difficulties who are on ventilators.

Coronavirus: Christmas socialising poses 'substantial risks' - scientist

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 16:27
Proposals to ease restrictions over Christmas will be set out next week, a No 10 spokesman said.

Home-testing kit for breast cancer wins Dyson prize

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 16:19
The device uses AI to analyse urine samples and detect disease.

Covid: Oxford vaccine shows 'encouraging' immune response in older adults

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:37
The phase two trial results raise hopes the jab can protect age groups most at risk from Covid-19.

Quarter of UK home care operators face going bust

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 02:57
The sector has combined debts in excess of £100m, raising fears for the future.

Was the scientific advice for lockdown flawed?

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 00:46
A BBC documentary highlights weaknesses in the expert analysis of the likely impact of coronavirus.

Loneliness 'feels like being in a grave'

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 00:10
Sophie from Huddersfield sought help to overcame loneliness.

Private baby scans show 'incredibly poor practice'

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 00:00
BBC News uncovers evidence that women have not been told about serious abnormalities and conditions.

Care home welcomes visitors after pilot covid test scheme

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:20
A care home in Teignmouth is one of the first in England piloting a testing system to allow visitors.

Coronavirus: Family Christmas get-togethers being considered

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:08
Rules could be relaxed for a few days, with people urged to travel by car and not hold big gatherings.

Covid vaccine: Pfizer says it's '94% effective in over 65s'

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:03
The companies say they will now apply for authorisation for emergency use of the jab in the US.

Coronavirus: Head of NHS Test and Trace Dido Harding self-isolating

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:17
Baroness Harding tweeted she was alerted by the NHS app to stay at home.

Lockdown plus autumn sends loneliness soaring

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 09:56
The numbers feeling lonely in the pandemic reached a new high point at the start of this month.