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Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 08:21
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?
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Coronavirus: How to keep safe while shopping

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:21
From one way systems to not touching everything on the shelves - shopping will look very different.
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Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 05:31
A top scientist criticises the staging of the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League tie.
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Coronavirus: The search for antibody super donors

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:06
The NHS is urging men, under 35s and those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.
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Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:05
Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.
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Coronavirus: Care home creates 'drive-through' visit

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 00:00
After careful planning, families were able to see the residents of one care home from the safety of their cars.
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Coronavirus lockdown could ‘deal fatal blow’ to HIV in the UK

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 00:00
Lockdown has created a unique opportunity to cut HIV transmissions in the UK, says a major sexual health clinic.
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Coronavirus: How care home workers are trying to cope

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 17:00
Workers at a London care home on how they coped with a coronavirus outbreak and several deaths.
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A patient who proved everyone wrong

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 02:33
Mary Blessington was discharged then soon deteriorated, showing that the path to recovery can be long and hard.
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Coronavirus: Which health claims are circulating online?

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 01:03
A wide range of false and misleading health claims continue to spread on social media.
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Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 00:24
Thirty out of 102 care home providers contacted by the BBC said none of their staff had been tested.
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Death payment for families of Scottish care staff

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 00:19
Care workers who test positive for coronavirus will be given enhanced payments in future.
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Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 22:58
Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.
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Coronavirus: What are the rules on caring for children during lockdown?

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 19:18
A look at the guidance as Downing Street backs Dominic Cummings over his 260-mile lockdown trip.
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Coronavirus: Can children catch and pass on coronavirus?

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 00:13
BBC's Health Correspondent Laura Foster explains what we know currently about how children are affected by the virus.
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Trump drug hydroxychloroquine raises death risk in Covid patients, study says

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 22:29
Coronavirus hospital patients given hydroxychloroquine were more likely to die, medical journal study says.
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Coronavirus: NHS may need to hire cabin crew from airlines

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 18:08
The Chief Executive of NHS England says it is considering hiring cabin crew to train as nurses.
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Coronavirus: Key evidence on opening schools revealed

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:09
Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk.
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Coronavirus: Children half as likely to catch it, review finds

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:28
The findings will feed into the debate around the safety of re-opening schools.
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Coronavirus: Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 08:24
The Oxford trial will monitor the effects on thousands of people's immune systems.
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