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Coronavirus: What happens in an intensive care unit?

4 hours 53 min ago
As Boris Johnson continues to be treated for coronavirus in an ICU, we take a look at how they work.
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Coronavirus: Mental health hotline for NHS staff

5 hours 15 min ago
Health workers can call or text the free number to get support and advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: The effects on the most vulnerable

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 18:08
Paula has complex medical needs, she relies on her assistance dog, carers and a nurse for help. Coronavirus has already affected the care she receives.
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Coronavirus: Raab confident the Prime Minister will 'pull through'

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 17:35
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the prime minister remained in good spirits while in intensive care.
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The battle against a vicious disease

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 16:13
Fergus Walsh is humbled by the astonishing dedication of NHS staff on the coronavirus front line.
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Coronavirus: NHS volunteers to start receiving tasks

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 15:24
More than 750,000 people signed up to join the "volunteer army" to support 2.5 million at-risk people.
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Coronavirus: 'Being in intensive care was very frightening'

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:48
Faiz Ilyas, 24, describes how it felt to be given oxygen in hospital after contracting coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:08
While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.
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Most coronavirus deaths occurring in hospitals

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:12
Latest figures show some are happening in the community but most are on hospital wards.
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Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 06:51
For the first time since January, China reports no coronavirus-related deaths.
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: The oxygen supply problem

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 01:27
Hospitals need to supply oxygen to more beds than is currently possible, so doctors are searching for hacks.
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Coronavirus: Warning over daily death figures

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 01:01
Spikes or dips may in part reflect bottlenecks in the reporting system, rather than real changes in the trend.
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Coronavirus: Hospices warn they could close as virus hits fundraising

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 00:45
Charities are warning they will need government and public support to provide palliative care.
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Coronavirus: Scientists question school closures impact

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 00:41
Countries should now question whether keeping schools shut is justified, says one team of scientists.
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Coronavirus: 'High risk' list misses off thousands of people

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 00:31
Transplant patients and people with lung diseases are among those who have been missed off the list.
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Coronavirus: What is intensive care and which patients need it?

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 23:15
Doctors say PM Boris Johnson has been moved there as a precaution, should he need more complex care.
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Coronavirus: Why healthcare workers are at risk of moral injury

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 22:33
War veterans can experience trauma known as moral injury - now health workers are at risk too.
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Coronavirus: Too early to consider lockdown exit strategy, says Raab

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 18:32
The foreign secretary says measures are "beginning to work", as the number of deaths reaches 5,373.
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Coronavirus: Inside an ICU fighting Covid-19

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 18:15
The BBC's Fergus Walsh meets medics treating patients with Covid-19 at University College Hospital London.
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Coronavirus concerns delay treatment for cancer patient

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 17:04
Nic has been given under 36 months to live and due to coronavirus his treatment is being put on hold.
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