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Coronavirus testing lab 'chaotic and dangerous', scientist claims

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 17:11
One experienced virologist raises concerns about safety protocols and a lack of training.

Covid restrictions: Matt Hancock says 'things will get worse before they get better'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 13:12
The Health Secretary has announced that tougher Tier 2 Covid measures will come into force in a number of areas.

Covid-19: Talks continue over new restrictions for parts of England

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 06:48
Greater Manchester and Lancashire are among the areas at risk of being placed under "very high alert".

East Kent Hospitals: 'Toxic culture risks patients' lives'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 05:01
"Bullying" senior management left staff fearful at East Kent Hospitals Trust, the BBC has been told.

Covid: NHS staff testing 'dismantled' in virus hotspots

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 01:15
Health leaders' representative says it has taken a "herculean effort" to restore capacity.

'I fear being a forgotten casualty of pandemic'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 01:13
Heart-disease deaths among younger adults have risen - Sarah Fisher fears she could be next.

Coronavirus: 'Long Covid could be four different syndromes'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 01:08
People with long-lasting effects of coronavirus infection are not being believed or treated, a review says.

Coronavirus: Are some soaps better than others?

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:28
With so many different soaps to choose from, Dr Michelle Wong explains why all soaps are effective against coronavirus.

Down's syndrome language: 'No-one meant anything hurtful"

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:26
A mother of a young boy with Down's syndrome is helping to teach people about appropriate language.

Baby loss: 'Being a black woman the odds were stacked against me'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:21
Genelle Aldred believes racial bias within the maternity care sector played a role in her baby's death.

Covid and mental health: 'Children are being failed massively'

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 16:17
A mum describes the pain of seeing her son's mental health suffer during the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19: Vaccine should be widely available ‘next year’

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:08
Head of Vaccine Taskforce says she would be "surprised" if vaccine wasn't available next year.

Covid: Two-week circuit breaker 'may halve deaths', report says

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 13:05
A circuit breaker could change the course of the epidemic and buy more time, a report says.

Coronavirus: Patient has sudden permanent hearing loss

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 08:57
UK doctors say it is the first such case they have seen linked to the pandemic coronavirus.

Covid-19: New three-tier restrictions come into force in England

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 04:00
Most of the country is in the lowest tier but millions in the North and the Midlands face extra curbs.

Covid Sage documents: What was the evidence and what happened?

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 00:44
The government did not take the recommendation of a "circuit breaker" lockdown.

Covid 19: Care home visitor scheme to be piloted in England

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:40
People could see loved ones regularly in trial, if they are tested for Covid and wear PPE.

Trial to test if Vitamin D protects against Covid

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:25
Vitamin pills will be posted to 5,000 UK residents to see if they help boost immunity.

Covid-19: Why is Essex County Council pleading for tighter restrictions?

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:32
The decision to apply for tougher measures comes amid concerns over an "exponential" rise in cases.

Shielding not needed yet, despite rising Covid rate

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:09
The most clinically vulnerable people in England will get a letter to explain how to stay safe.