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Covid-19: Do not resuscitate orders may have been used without consent

9 hours 12 min ago
There was a jump in complaints about such orders in the first wave of the pandemic, the care watchdog says.
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Boris Johnson: 'We must not get carried away'

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 18:17
Boris Johnson says it will be "some months before all the most vulnerable are protected" and we must not get "carried away with over-optimism".
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Covid-19: How will the new Pfizer vaccine work?

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 14:42
The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved for widespread use in the UK.
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Nottingham hospitals maternity services 'inadequate'

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:06
Inspectors find a number of problems, including staffing, poor leadership and management.
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Covid vaccine: 'The safety of the public will always come first'

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:59
Dr June Raine from the MHRA explains why the body recommenced the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for approval.
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Covid Pfizer vaccine approved for use next week in UK

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 07:27
Immunisations can start soon for people in high priority groups.
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Coronavirus: New Covid tier system comes into force in England

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 02:03
More than 55 million people must abide by the two strictest levels after MPs approved the measures.
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Coronavirus: Delhi's deadliest month

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 00:15
November was the deadliest month in India's capital and the city's crematoriums are overwhelmed.
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Crochet is helping pay for my cancer treatment

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 00:10
Suzie Aries took up crocheting during the first lockdown and her creations are now helping pay for her immunotherapy.
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'Thank you Gareth Thomas... you saved my life'

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 19:23
After watching the former rugby player's documentary HIV and Me, Gilliyan decided to get tested for the virus.
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Covid: Adults with learning disabilities 'miss out'

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 16:12
MPs hear from a panel of experts about the impact of the pandemic on different groups.
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Puberty blockers: Under-16s 'unlikely' to be able to give informed consent

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 14:16
Children younger than 16 are unlikely to be able to give informed consent, three judges rule.
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Why is my area in a higher tier?

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:56
The government's new approach to determining tiers bundles together low- and high-rate local authorities.
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Covid-19: No plans for 'vaccine passport' - Michael Gove

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:37
It follows suggestions pubs and restaurants may turn away people who don't get a coronavirus vaccine.
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Covid-19: Lung damage 'identified' in study

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 01:07
Researchers are to investigate whether young people and those not in hospital could be affected.
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Covid vaccine: Rumours thrive amid trickle of pandemic facts

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 01:01
Social media is full of coronavirus vaccine information - but how can you tell which is reliable?
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Breastfeeding mums ‘lacked support’ during lockdown

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 00:20
Devenia Noel struggled to get help when her daughter Zora was born with a tongue-tie.
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Sally Davies: 'Poor public health made Covid worse'

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 18:31
Former Chief Medical Officer says high rates of obesity, deprivation and overcrowding have cost lives.
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Covid vaccine: Moderna seeks approval in US and Europe

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 12:00
Regulators will decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend for widespread use.
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Covid: PM calls for 'unity' as he agrees to publish data behind new tiers

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 04:00
Boris Johnson will publish data behind England's new tiers later in a bid to win over Tory rebels.
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