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Covid-19 vaccine: 'We could have a normal winter next year'

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 10:38
BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin tells Andrew Marr about his company's promising coronavirus vaccine trials.

Essure: Women in England take legal action against sterilising-device maker

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 00:09
The device has been withdrawn from the market for commercial reasons but its makers stand by its safety.

'How I learned to love my stoma'

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 00:03
Sarah Smith says that after living in pain for years, she feels happy and wants to inspire others.

Covid-19: Labour calls for law to stop anti-vaccination fake news online

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 22:37
Social media companies that do not remove anti-vaccine fake news posts should be penalised, the party says.

Covid-19: Next two weeks 'crucial' for ending England lockdown

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 14:19
People in England must not become complacent due to a potential vaccine, a government scientist says.

Covid: Care home visitors to trial regular testing

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 04:51
Family and friends will receive screening to allow them to visit loved ones without restrictions.

Coronavirus: 5,000 'extra' heart deaths since March

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 00:53
A heart charity is urging people not to delay checks or treatment during the second wave.

WHO worried young people won't want Covid vaccine

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 00:21
The WHO says it's "really concerned" some young people may not want to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Covid: Children more likely to be infected in second wave

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 19:05
Evidence presented to government confirmed rising infections as schools reopened.

R number for UK has fallen to between 1 and 1.2

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 15:08
ONS data also says the number of people infected with coronavirus is slowing down.

Covid: Learning disability death rates 'six times higher'

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 04:59
The government announces a review following the findings of Public Health England's report.

Eating disorders: Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock urged to act

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 01:12
Campaigners says no-one should be dying from eating disorders in the UK, yet it happens every day.

Coronavirus: Safety officials had 'political' pressure' to approve PPE

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 18:01
Emails reveal how officials described pressure to approve protective suits for the NHS.

Coronavirus: Rapid tests in care homes a 'game-changer'

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:00
Initial study shows tests done by care home staff are as accurate as those done in hospitals.

Chester hospital baby deaths: Nurse Lucy Letby in court

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:09
Lucy Letby is charged with killing eight infants at a hospital neo-natal unit in 2015 and 2016.

Coronavirus: Patients face long waits for hospital ops in England

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:37
September data shows routine surgery in England below normal levels before the Covid second wave.

Black people 'twice as likely to catch coronavirus'

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 10:03
The largest analysis so far indicates black and Asian people are at higher risk.

Hospitals install pop-up Covid-19 isolation bays

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 00:12
Six NHS Trusts across England are fitting pop-up isolation rooms in their hospitals.

Covid-19 grief: 'I do talk about it'

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 00:00
As the UK death toll passes 50,000, Sue Horsfall tells the BBC about losing her husband to Covid-19 in October.

Students in Leicester take part in rapid coronavirus test

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 17:09
De Montfort University students are some of the first to try tests which give a result in 20-30 minutes.