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Senior doctors want gap between Covid jabs halved

11 hours 46 min ago
Delaying second Pfizer doses to give more people their first is "difficult to justify", says BMA

Covid-19: Nurses call for better masks to protect all staff

13 hours 54 min ago
Inadequate PPE and a new variant may be putting the lives of nurses at risk, says nursing union.

Infection level 'very, very high' and 'extremely precarious' - Prof Whitty

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:10
The chief medical officer warns that in some ages groups Covid cases may still be going up.

Sir Patrick Vallance: Data suggests new Covid variant could be more deadly

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:47
The UK chief scientific adviser says there's evidence of a higher mortality rate for those infected with new variant.

New UK variant 'may be more deadly'

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:43
Emerging evidence suggests the variant that emerged in the UK may be more deadly as well as spread faster.

Covid R rate: What is the R number and why does it matter?

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:11
Health experts keep discussing the value of R, but what is it and why does it matter?

Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:46
But the proportion of cases apparently caused by the new variant appear to be rising in most of the UK.

'Record number' of Covid intensive care patients transferred

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:26
Around one in 10 patients admitted to intensive care is now being sent to a different hospital.

TikTok: GP posts videos to tackle vaccine fake news

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:00
Dr Nighat Araf records messages in Urdu and Punjabi, urging people to trust the Covid jab.

Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:11
A special unit set up by the Crown Office is looking into Covid deaths involving 474 care homes across Scotland.

Vaccine volunteers: 'It's felt good to fight back against Covid'

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:57
Some of those leading the nation's vaccination effort have told of their experiences.

Wuhan lockdown: A year of China's fight against the Covid pandemic

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:53
The world's first coronavirus quarantine began in Wuhan a year ago - how has China changed since then?

Covid-19: Scientists challenge 'flawed' lateral flow tests report

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:06
They say the devices, which are used in local councils, have a key role to play in the battle against Covid.

Covid: How a £20 gadget could save lives

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:11
Doctors say people should buy a pulse oximeter to monitor their oxygen levels at home.

Covid: Nearly 2m people got first Covid vaccine in last week

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:49
Around 200 vaccines are being given every minute, the health secretary tells the Commons.

Covid: 'No evidence' virus levels decreasing in England

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 00:55
Imperial College London research suggests rates may have risen over the first 10 days of the third lockdown.

Joe believes playing video games helps his mental health

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 00:15
Many argue the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to gaming and mental health

Covid: Israel vaccine fears 'out of context and inaccurate'

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 00:04
Israel is likely to be the first country to see an impact from vaccination - but it is still too early.

Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in English schools

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 13:24
More work is needed to understand its benefits in schools in England given the new variant, health officials say.

Cannock mum developed cancer after wrong smear result

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:39
A hospital apologises to Rachael Foley after she undergoes a hysterectomy following the error.