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Omicron wave appears milder, but concern remains

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 20:46
The risk of needing hospital treatment could be 30 - 70% lower with Omicron than other variants.

Daily Covid-19 cases in the UK exceed 100,000 for first time

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 19:08
Some 106,122 cases are announced - the latest in a series of record-breaking days for infections.

Covid vaccine recommended for vulnerable five to 11-year-olds

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 16:20
And advisers say boosters should be offered to some older children due to the risk of Omicron.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid promises millions more antivirals for UK

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:42
The health secretary says 4.25m extra doses of antivirals will help the NHS to help fight the latest Covid wave.

Covid: Self-isolation cut from 10 days to seven with negative test

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 09:32
Infected people in England can end quarantine early with negative test results on day six and seven.

Covid Omicron: European nations reinstate restrictions

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 09:16
As the Omicron variant spreads across the continent, countries tighten curbs to brace for another wave.

Covid: No new restrictions in England before Christmas - Boris Johnson

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 03:05
But Boris Johnson says "we can't rule out any further measures after Christmas" as Omicron spreads fast.

Covid-19: Israel could become the first country to give four vaccine doses

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 01:37
A fourth booster would be offered to over-60s and health workers as Israel prepares for Omicron wave.

Covid: Guy's and St Thomas' and Barts hospitals warn of operation cancellations

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 16:15
Services are currently running "as normal" but the trusts say they are preparing for an Omicron surge.

Immensa: Month delay before incorrect Covid tests halted

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 08:32
Court papers show discrepancies at Immensa's laboratory were flagged as early as mid September.

Christmas Day guidance in Scotland 'will not change'

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:30
Nicola Sturgeon says people should reduce their contacts but not cancel their Christmas plans.

WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:20
"An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled," warns the World Health Organization's head.

Ambulances: The paramedics keeping patients out of hospital

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:19
Meet the Welsh Ambulance Service's growing team who work to keep people out of hospital.

Miscarriage: 'My body wasn't working the way it should have'

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 06:29
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison opens up about fertility struggles in a bid to break the stigma.

Tony Hickmott: Autistic man was 'loneliest man in the hospital'

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 06:04
An ex-hospital support worker says he feels complicit in the "neglect" of Tony Hickmott.

Omicron: South African scientists probe link between variants and untreated HIV

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 00:29
Covid variants may be mutating inside people with suppressed immunity.

Covid: An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled - WHO chief

Mon, 12/20/2021 - 22:44
The head of the World Health Organization calls for "difficult decisions" to be made over festive plans.

Covid: Vulnerable NHS patients to be offered new drug

Mon, 12/20/2021 - 08:01
The drug - sotrovimab - is given as an infusion to high-risk patients who have caught the virus.

Christmas lockdown: Javid does not rule out new restrictions

Sun, 12/19/2021 - 10:52
The health secretary says ministers are considering wider factors before bringing in stricter measures.

Omicron: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in London

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 16:30
Sadiq Khan says it's important that Londoners understand how serious the surge in cases is.