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Boris Johnson: 'Send children to school'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 11:05
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the risk of schools to children is 'very small indeed'.
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Covid: Cromer Minor Injuries Unit to close as infections rise

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 10:30
Staff will be redeployed from the unit in Cromer to support a hospital with rising Covid admissions.
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Coronavirus: India approves vaccines from Bharat Biotech and Oxford/AstraZeneca

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 07:16
It aims to inoculate some 300m people this year in one of the world's largest vaccination campaigns.
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Coronavirus: Israel leads vaccine race with 12% given jab

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 00:10
With more than 1m people inoculated, Israel has by far the highest vaccination rate in the world.
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Covid-19: How will the pandemic affect global health in 2021?

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 00:02
From Covid-19 to measles, Smitha Mundasad looks at the health issues facing the world this year.
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Covid-19: How winter exercise could help us cope with pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 00:02
A sport expert gives tips on why and how we should brave the cold and stay active outdoors.
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Covid-19: Impact on Israel

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 00:01
The BBC's Tom Bateman spent 2020 following the lives of Israelis affected by the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: No increase in severe child cases, paediatricians say

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/02/2021 - 23:43
"Covid is rife in hospitals, but not among children," consultant paediatrician Dr Ronny Cheung said.
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Coronavirus: BMJ urges NYT to correct vaccine 'mixing' article

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/02/2021 - 23:25
The medical journal's editor says UK guidelines don't recommend giving different coronavirus jabs.
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Coronavirus: Medics complain of 'bureaucracy' in bid to join Covid vaccine effort

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/02/2021 - 21:22
Healthcare workers have criticised the red tape and paperwork needed to become an NHS vaccinator.
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'We filmed our dad's final months to help people'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/02/2021 - 00:07
Two brothers make a documentary to show "you can still have a life" with terminal cancer.
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Covid: 'Nail-biting' weeks ahead for NHS, hospitals in England warn

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/01/2021 - 16:44
Doctors urge public to "take it seriously" and follow coronavirus restrictions amid rising cases.
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Covid-19: New variant 'raises R number by up to 0.7'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/01/2021 - 14:44
A study finds the new coronavirus variant is responsible for pushing the R rate above the crucial 1.0 mark.
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Covid: 12-week vaccine gap defended by UK medical chiefs

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 21:43
The UK will now leave a 12-week gap between both parts of the Covid vaccination, rather than 21 days.
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Covid-19: UK reports a record 55,892 daily cases

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 19:41
And another 964 people died within 28 days of a positive test, only slightly down on Wednesday's figure.
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Professor Hugh Montgomery says hospitals are facing a "tsunami" of Covid cases.

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 13:37
Professor Hugh Montgomery told BBC Radio 5 Live hospitals were facing a "tsunami" of Covid cases and he feared it would get worse after New Year's Eve.
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Covid-19: Doctors call for rapid rollout of vaccines

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 13:18
But there are fears bottlenecks in the system may hamper how fast NHS can deliver jabs.
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Covid rule-breakers 'have blood on their hands'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 10:26
An intensive care doctor tells BBC Radio 5 Live the rise in cases is down to people not social distancing.
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Covid: New Year's Eve warning as millions are told to stay at home

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 04:11
More areas in England join the top restrictions tier as officials warn against holding parties.
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: ‘Close to death from Covid, I asked them to save my baby’

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 00:50
A 22-year-old became seriously ill with Covid while pregnant, but ultimately both mother and baby were saved.
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