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PM on January Covid booster offer target

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/30/2021 - 17:02
Boris Johnson says people will be worked through by age group - as at other stages of the Covid vaccine roll-out.
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Morning-after pill: Call for Boots to cut price of emergency contraception

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/30/2021 - 15:39
Boots reduced the price of the pill on Black Friday and now faces calls to reduce it permanently.
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Covid: Omicron variant in Netherlands earlier than thought

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/30/2021 - 15:03
The new Covid-19 variant is found in Dutch samples taken before it was reported by South Africa.
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Covid: Face masks rules return in England amid Omicron spread

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/30/2021 - 04:00
Coverings become mandatory in shops and on public transport under measures to slow Omicron's spread.
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Omicron: WHO warns of 'high infection risk' around globe

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 23:14
Omicron could lead to severe consequences in some regions, the World Health Organization has warned.
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Covid: Sajid Javid on rising cases of Omicron in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 16:07
The health secretary says Covid vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given.
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Covid: Omicron variant 'not all doom and gloom'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:43
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.
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Covid: All UK adults should get Covid booster, say advisers

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:40
The recommendation, which needs ministerial approval, also suggests second doses for 12 to 15-year-olds.
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Covid-19 Omicron variant case linked to Brentwood primary school

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:40
Testing is offered to pupils and staff after the Omicron case is linked to the school in Brentwood.
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Omicron: How do you detect it?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 14:29
Swabs from PCR tests can help identify omicron, depending on the lab they are sent to.
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Dr Michael Watt: General Medical Council welcomes voluntary erasure appeal

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 12:19
Dr Michael Watt made a voluntary application to be removed from the medical register in October.
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Covid in Scotland: Six cases of Omicron variant identified

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 09:20
Some of the people identified are thought to have caught the virus variant in the community.
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Omicron: Targeted testing in Nottinghamshire school

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 09:15
Parents are being asked for consent to test pupils at a school after a case of Omicron was confirmed in Nottingham.
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Covid: JCVI scientists to announce decision on booster rollout

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 05:05
A reduction in time between doses and extending the programme to younger age groups could be approved.
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Omicron: 'Wear face-coverings, reduce contact' to prevent spread

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:55
Top medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins urges people to take action now to reduce transmissions.
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Omicron symptoms mild so far, says South African doctor who spotted it

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:13
The South African doctor who found the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.
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Covid variant: Mask wearing will be a legal requirement, says Javid

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 09:56
People in England will be legally required to wear a mask in shops and public transport, the health secretary says.
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Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 07:50
Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.
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Covid: Health Secretary Sajid Javid to detail new measures

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 05:54
The PM has already announced a tightening-up on mask-wearing and PCR tests for all arrivals in the UK.
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New Covid variant: Is the government going far enough on Omicron?

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 02:24
The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.
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