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Covid-19: Can you catch the virus outside?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:04
The risks of catching Covid indoors are well-known, but what are the chances of being infected outdoors?
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Covid-19: Early signs of lockdown restrictions working

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:25
The R number in the UK is officially estimated at 1.2-1.3 as a further 1,280 deaths are reported.
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Covid: Intensive care patients transferred from London to Newcastle

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:12
Seriously ill patients are moved almost 300 miles to ease pressure in over-stretched hospitals.
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'I might die because of surgery delays due to Covid'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 15:00
As the coronavirus pandemic puts pressure on NHS resources, millions pf people remain on waiting lists for other treatments.
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Shopping: How to keep safe from Covid while shopping

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:46
From one way systems, to not touching everything on the shelves, the BBC's Laura Foster explains.
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Covid-19: Brazil virus already in UK ‘not variant of concern’, scientist says

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:40
A variant that is thought to be more infectious has not been found in the UK, scientist says.
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Covid: Fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 06:01
The NHS fears some communities are being targeted with misinformation, a leading doctor says.
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Covid-19: 'One medic saw eight people die in a single shift'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 02:22
A therapist who arranges free mental health help for NHS workers says many are at "breaking point".
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How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil Covid variants?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:29
Scientists have discovered a new mutated version of the virus from Brazil, in addition to the ones from the UK and South Africa.
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Covid-19: North-east England leads race to vaccinate over-80s

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:32
More than 45% of this priority group has now been vaccinated, compared with about 30% in London.
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Patel: No new Covid rules 'today or tomorrow'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:44
The home secretary says her focus is on enforcement but doesn't rule out tougher restrictions next week.
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Covid-19: Surge leaves key hospital services 'in crisis'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:20
England's cancer, critical care, A&E and routine treatments all hit as hospitals accommodate virus patients.
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Covid: WHO team probing origin of virus arrives in China

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 08:05
The scientists investigating the origins of the coronavirus have landed in the city of Wuhan.
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Covid-19: Packed hospitals raised death risk by 20%

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:07
One in three trusts in England was running above safe levels of bed occupancy by the end of 2020.
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Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:05
But researchers warn there is still a risk of catching and passing the virus on to others.
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Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:01
Six chemists have been chosen initially, with 200 more offering vaccinations in the next fortnight.
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Covid-19: BBC's Fergal Keane revisits St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospital 10 months on

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 21:11
As the UK records its highest death toll, Fergal Keane has been to see the strain the NHS is under for the second time.
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Covid-19: 'More needs to be done to support people shielding'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 19:24
A group of leading charities say more must be done this lockdown to support people who are shielding.
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Covid: UK reports record 1,564 daily deaths

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 18:33
The prime minister warns there is a "very substantial" risk of intensive care being "overtopped".
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Johnson: 24-7 Covid-vaccine hubs as soon as supply allows

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 15:59
The prime minister wants round-the-clock vaccination but adds supply is currently the limiting factor.
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