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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo takes coronavirus test live on TV

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 18:24
Andrew Cuomo says "there is nothing about the test that should intimidate people" into not taking it.
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Coronavirus: '10,000 unaccounted for deaths in care sector'

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:36
Labour MP Angela Rayner calls for an investigation into care home deaths during the pandemic.
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Children 'seem less capable of spreading virus'

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:17
The WHO's chief scientist says it's seen no big coronavirus outbreaks linked to regular school attendance.
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Coronavirus and dementia: 'I'm scared to go out after lockdown'

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 02:20
Some people with dementia say they have lost confidence.
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Coronavirus: Imaging equipment ‘woefully underfunded’

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 00:20
Specialists who carry out crucial scans say capacity will struggle to meet demand as it increases.
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Coronavirus test results waits 'undermining confidence'

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 14:11
The Royal College of GPs says the government should focus on its testing strategy rather than targets.
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Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can 'sniff out' virus

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 11:50
The dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson's disease.
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Psychiatrists fear 'tsunami' of mental illness after lockdown

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:13
Doctors say they are dealing with a mental-health crisis while patients shun routine appointments.
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Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 08:20
The virus appears to be making people's blood much more sticky, medical experts say.
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Coronavirus infection 'R' rate in UK creeps up

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 17:53
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.
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Coronavirus vaccine: Macaque monkey trial offers hope

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:36
Six rhesus macaque monkeys were vaccinated and then exposed to the virus.
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Coronavirus: Surrogate babies stranded in Ukraine

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:05
Babies born to surrogate mothers are stuck in Ukraine due to coronavirus lockdown measures.
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Coronavirus: Reopening NHS services must be safe, unions say

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:41
Hospitals face another "crucial test" when outpatient clinics and operations resume, health unions say.
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Coronavirus: Mental health of NHS staff at long-term risk

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:17
Trauma experts say NHS staff are a high-risk group for PTSD in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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Coronavirus and cancer: 'We don't have time to wait'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 16:58
Liz from Hull is undergoing chemotherapy and has seen support services cut back.
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One in 400 people in England has coronavirus, tests suggest

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 14:45
More than 11,000 people in 5,000 households were tested over the past two weeks.
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Coronavirus: Inside an intensive care unit

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:24
Medics at the Royal Sussex County Hospital tell the BBC about the pressures of treating Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: Care homes felt 'completely abandoned'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:53
But the health minister denies the government had "bad advice" not to lock them down earlier.
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Coronavirus antibody test a 'positive development'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 03:50
A test to find out whether people have ever been infected with coronavirus is said have serious potential.
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Coronavirus: Behind the front line at Winchester hospital

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 03:10
The hospital porters, cleaners, caterers and admin staff in close contact with Covid-19 patients.
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