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Coronavirus: Young men 'more likely to ignore lockdown'

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 00:02
Psychologists find they are more likely to meet friends than women.
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Coronavirus: Sickest patients face long recovery

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 12:01
People who feel so ill they needed treatment in intensive care can face a long recovery that may take months.
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Coronavirus: Does obesity increase the risk?

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:52
Could the amount of fat in our body increase complications with Covid-19?
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Coronavirus: Black Britons face 'twice the risk' of death, says ONS

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 15:43
Location and wealth do not fully explain the risk compared to white people, new analysis suggests.
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Coronavirus PPE: Gowns ordered from Turkey fail to meet safety standards

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 09:04
Up to 400,000 gowns ordered by the UK do not meet British safety standards, the government confirms.
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Coronavirus: Concerns for wellbeing of babies born in lockdown

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 02:16
New mothers are missing out on support for their babies amidst lockdown restrictions.
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Coronavirus: Am I at risk during pregnancy?

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 00:59
What are the risks of passing the virus to the baby in the womb, or of premature birth?
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Coronavirus: Why do I need to be tested?

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 00:18
BBC Reality Check breaks down what is coronavirus testing and why it matters.
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Coronavirus: UK becomes first country in Europe to pass 30,000 deaths

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 18:50
The UK records a further 649 deaths, taking the total number of coronavirus deaths to 30,076.
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Coronavirus: Neil Ferguson to face no police action for 'undermining' lockdown

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 16:08
Scotland Yard says Prof Neil Ferguson's behaviour was "plainly disappointing" but rules out fining him.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson aims for 200,000 tests by end of May

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 15:39
The PM sets a new coronavirus testing target - and says lockdown easing could start on Monday.
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A 'difficult day' on the Covid frontline

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:28
The BBC's James Cook spends a day with doctors and nurses dealing with coronavirus in hospital.
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Coronavirus mutations: Scientists puzzle over impact

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:50
A study has identified a mutation that its authors say could make the coronavirus more infectious.
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Coronavirus: Prof Neil Ferguson quits government role after 'undermining' lockdown

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:37
Prof Neil Ferguson, who advised ministers on coronavirus, says he "made an error of judgement".
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The patients who just can't shake off Covid-19

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 06:17
Most patients recover from Covid-19 quickly - but for some, symptoms linger for weeks.
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Coronavirus: Prostate-cancer men swap chemo for precision drugs

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 01:38
Men with advanced prostate cancer can now take highly targeted hormone therapies at home.
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STIs: Lockdown 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for sexual health

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 01:16
Experts are urging people to self-test at home now to reduce infections when lockdown ends.
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Coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 00:01
Weeks, months, even a year - we look at the factors that can affect the time taken to get better.
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Coronavirus: Can you compare the UK with Italy?

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 20:56
The UK has passed Italy's death toll but it's hard to make direct comparisons.
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Coronavirus: Doctor MP says 'government's lack of testing has cost lives’

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 18:55
Labour's Dr Rosena Allin-Khan questions Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of Commons.
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