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Covid: Mass vaccination centres to open in England

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 00:48
Hundreds of GP-led and hospital services also open this week as the vaccination programme ramps up.
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Covid-19: Hancock warns flexing of rules 'could be fatal'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/10/2021 - 16:11
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the NHS is under "very serious pressure" and warns people to stay home.
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NHS Covid-19 jab letters 'confusing over 80s'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/10/2021 - 15:51
Patients, many shielding, ask why they must to travel to regional sites for their jab during a pandemic.
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Why is the new UK Covid-19 strain more infectious?

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/10/2021 - 11:59
Andrew Marr speaks to Professor Peter Horby from the government's expert Nervtag group to find out.
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Asymptomatic testing can help 'break the chains of transmission' – Hancock

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/10/2021 - 10:32
Matt Hancock tells the BBC asymptomatic testing in Liverpool helped its Covid case rate fall rapidly.
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Covid-19: Rapid tests for asymptomatic people to be rolled out

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/10/2021 - 00:42
People who cannot work from home should be prioritised for rapid tests in England, the government says.
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Covid: UK reports more than 80,000 deaths

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/09/2021 - 16:47
Another 1,035 people have died in the UK, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 80,868.
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Covid-19: The machine that breathes for Covid patients

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/09/2021 - 15:02
The ECMO machine is a lifeline for coronavirus patients whose condition has not improved using a ventilator.
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Covid-19: Portsmouth hospital sees 'scary' rise in cases

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:59
A Portsmouth hospital is treating more than twice the number of patients than at its spring peak.
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Are Covid patients getting younger?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/09/2021 - 00:33
What does the data show about the age groups being affected by the virus in the second wave?
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'I proposed while in the ICU with Covid'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 15:40
Jonathan nearly died from Covid but his story has a very happy ending.
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Covid cases 'up almost a third in week after Christmas'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:44
Meanwhile almost half of people took advantage of Christmas bubble rules, a national survey suggests.
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Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:51
Seventeen million doses have been ordered by the UK and are expected to arrive in spring.
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Pfizer vaccine 'works' against key variant mutation, study suggests

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:50
The vaccine is able to attack one of the mutations found in new forms of the virus, lab studies show.
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Ambulance waiting times in parts of England 'off the scale'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 01:40
Data leaked to BBC News shows a rise in the number of hours before patients are offloaded.
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Covid-19: What happens if hospitals are overwhelmed?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 00:29
How do hospitals become overwhelmed and what can be done to stop it from happening.
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Covid: 'I used to love coming to work but it's so scary'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:13
An intensive care nurse says the pressures of Covid mean they cannot give the same care as normal.
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Two more life-saving Covid drugs discovered

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:00
The drugs, which save an extra life for every 12 intensive care patients treated, can be used immediately, say experts.
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Hancock: 'We're working with Pfizer and AstraZeneca to increase Covid-19 vaccine supply'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:59
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government is working with Pfizer and AstraZeneca to increase vaccine supply.
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Covid: How busy are hospitals in England?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:14
Statistics seem to show hospitals are less busy than usual, but can we compare with previous years?
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