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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:54
A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over 'cowardly' care home comments

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:12
The PM said "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures" during the virus outbreak.
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India coronavirus: Life-saving Covid-19 drugs sold on Delhi black market

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:38
Desperate Indian families searching for remdesivir are paying excessive sums to black market dealers.
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'Long-haulers' face lengthy recovery

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 06:16
Thousands of people with Covid-19 report recurring symptoms for far longer than 14 days.
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Coronavirus: Don't leave home without a face covering, says science body

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 04:51
The UK is "way behind" on covering faces to limit the spread of Covid-19, says the Royal Society.
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Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:48
A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.
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Coronavirus: Who should be shielding?

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:34
People at risk of becoming severely ill if they get coronavirus should take extra precautions.
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Kettering General Hospital: Police to probe waiting list figures

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:43
Whistleblowers claim Kettering General Hospital manipulated data to make its figures look better.
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What is bubonic plague?

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:25
Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case.
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Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:15
The research is based on the number of missed screenings, urgent referrals and delayed treatments.
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NHS anniversary: PM to join nationwide clap to celebrate health service

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 03:19
People across the UK will applaud later to celebrate 72 years since the founding of the health service.
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Coronavirus: NHS England launches tool to aid long-term recovery

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 00:30
An online portal will launch in England later this month to help people with ongoing symptoms.
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NHS anniversary: Landmarks to be lit up in weekend of celebration

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 03:45
Landmarks will be lit up blue ahead of a nationwide clap to celebrate 72 years of the health service.
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Coronavirus: Why disabled people are calling for a Covid-19 inquiry

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 01:08
Wheelchair-used Ginny Butcher says disabled people in the UK have been abandoned during the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: 'Right thing' to be part of plasma trial

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:36
The first person to get blood plasma as a coronavirus treatment explains why she's taking part in the trial.
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Coronavirus: Almost 20,000 died in care homes

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:25
The figures from the ONS are the first to reveal the full toll of the epidemic in care homes.
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Public not asked for addresses for weeks during virus tests

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:30
The data in England was missing for weeks, leading to concerns about the local spread of the virus.
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Coronavirus: Cardiff man meets doctor who saved his life

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 07:28
At one stage the oxygen level in Davide Compagnone's blood was lower than on Everest's peak.
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Coronavirus: Care home staff and residents to get regular tests

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 03:01
Move in England and Wales comes after experts have been calling for the checks to contain the virus.
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Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs trial going 'very well'

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 01:11
The bio-detection dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson's disease.
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