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Covid: Nadhim Zahawi appointed as vaccine rollout minister

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 16:26
Nadhim Zahawi will oversee distributing the vaccine in England until at least summer 2021.
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Covid: Hospitals could be 'overwhelmed' without new tiers - minister

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 03:18
Michael Gove warns MPs strict rules are still needed in England despite lockdown ending on 2 December.
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Covid: Free Vitamin D pills for 2.5 million vulnerable in England

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 01:08
There is no evidence that it protects against Covid-19 but it could boost the health of the vulnerable.
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Covid-19: Mass testing a 'distraction' from vaccine rollout - health leaders

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 22:41
Public health leaders question whether it is possible to expand mass testing schemes in England.
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Your coronavirus vaccine questions answered

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:07
Prof Robin Shattock, head of Mucosal Infection and Immunity at Imperial College, answers viewers' questions.
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Covid Christmas: 'Avoid board games and sleepovers'

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 17:41
Scientists spell out measures to minimise coronavirus infection risk when rules are relaxed at Christmas.
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R number for UK below 1 for first time since August

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 16:26
Scientific advisers to the government estimate the coronavirus epidemic is no longer growing.
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Coronavirus: Losing a baby during the pandemic

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 08:55
Couples share their stories of how Covid-19 restrictions exacerbated the impact of losing a baby.
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Oxford Covid vaccine: Regulator asked to assess jab

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 02:32
The referral is "a significant first step" to a possible rollout of the vaccine, the government says.
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Controversial 'virginity tests' sold by UK clinics

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 01:15
The "unscientific" examinations are condemned by international organisations such as the UN.
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Coronavirus: When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 00:15
Excitement over the vaccine has turned to questions on the reality of when we can get it.
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Covid: Woman left blind after treatment delayed in pandemic

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 00:08
Thousands of people in Wales are at "risk of going blind" because of delays, a charity warns.
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Cancer: Blood test for 50 types to be trialled by NHS

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 00:00
More than 165,000 people in England will be offered the tests from next year.
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Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 17:36
Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?
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Covid-19 tiers: Most of England facing tough rules after lockdown

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 13:39
More than 55 million people will be banned from meeting other households indoors after 2 December.
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Coronavirus infections levelling during England lockdown

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 13:09
But in Scotland infection rates appear to be rising, according to Office for National Statistics data.
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Social care funding falls 'alarmingly short' - council directors

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 04:50
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said an extra £1bn in social care funding would be available to councils.
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Covid: England's regional tiers to be set out

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 02:25
Most areas are expected to be put in the two toughest tiers of restrictions when the lockdown ends.
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Covid: US doctor's video simulates what dying patient sees

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 00:46
This doctor made a video simulating what a dying Covid patient sees - to urge people to wear masks.
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Long Covid: How knowledge of ME could help sufferers

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 00:03
Evan was diagnosed with ME in 2017, and she believes her experience can support long Covid sufferers.
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