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Covid: Fact-checking the doctor who challenged the health secretary

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 18:47
An intensive-care doctor challenged the health secretary over mandatory vaccination - are his claims right?

PM on Covid testing: We'll look at science over shortening isolation

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 12:50
Boris Johnson talks about the possibility of cutting the Covid isolation period from seven days to five.

Covid-19: Common cold may give some protection, study suggests

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 10:00
Researchers say immune cells made to defend the body against some colds could help stave off Covid.

India Covid: Booster shots start for priority groups as cases surge

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 04:48
Frontline workers and vulnerable adults will get booster jabs as the country battles a spike in cases.

Calls to male sexual abuse helpline double in 2021

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 01:48
Demand for support through a helpline for male survivors of sexual abuse grew by 110% last year.

Covid vaccine: Pregnant women urged not to delay getting jab

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 01:11
Most pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid are unvaccinated, a government campaign says.

Covid: Hospital boss admits they may lose staff over compulsory vaccines

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 16:34
One in 10 staff members are still unvaccinated at one London hospital ahead of new rules, its head says.

Covid in Scotland: Government 'not contemplating' reducing isolation

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 14:08
It came after a UK government minister backed dropping England's quarantine time from seven days to five.

Oxford vaccine and research centre worth £200m could be sold

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 12:19
Oxfordshire MPs to ask the government about the future of the Harwell Science Campus vaccine centre.

King's College boss says unvaccinated staff could lose jobs

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 10:56
King's College Hospital's Dr Clive Kay says unvaccinated staff could lose jobs.

Covid isolation period still under review - Zahawi

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 10:45
Education secretary says plans to cut self-isolation to five days are still under review.

Covid-19: Cutting self-isolation to five days would be helpful, Nadhim Zahawi says

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 10:20
The UK's former vaccines minister says reducing the quarantine period would ease staff pressures.

Look familiar? How rapid tests changed the pandemic

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 00:24
Lateral flow tests are now part of UK life, with billions spent on test kits. Has it been worth it?

Covid: UK records more than 150,000 deaths

Sat, 01/08/2022 - 21:01
The UK is the seventh country to pass this number, after the US, Brazil, India, Russia, Mexico and Peru.

Covid: Visualising 150,000 UK coronavirus deaths

Sat, 01/08/2022 - 17:40
Health and Science Reporter Laura Foster tries to help us understand the impact Covid-19 has had on the UK.

No need for a fourth Covid jab yet, say UK advisers

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 21:08
The booster third dose continues to give high protection to people 65 and over, data suggests.

Patients benefit from revolutionary cancer treatment

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 18:11
Claire Evans is one of a select number of leukaemia patients being given a specialised type of therapy.

Covid absences put pressure on England's hospitals

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 16:13
Staff absences for Covid reasons have trebled since Omicron took off a month ago, latest figures show.

Labour would use private providers to cut NHS waiting lists, says Streeting

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 14:45
Wes Streeting tells the BBC he would reluctantly make use of private providers, as health secretary.

Covid: More than 3.7 million infected in UK, says ONS

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 13:38
One in 15 people had Covid last week and numbers are rising fastest in the north of England.

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