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Coronavirus: ‘Baffling’ observations from the front line

When you talk to intensive care doctors across the UK, exhausted after weeks of dealing with the ravages of Covid-19, the is the phrase that emerges time after time is, “We’ve ...

A patient who proved everyone wrong

Many Covid-19 patients continue to need care at home, once they leave hospital. The story of Mary Blessington illustrates how the path to recovery can involve U-turns, writes Dr ...

Coronavirus: Care homes could ‘go to the wall’ as costs rise

Care homes “could go to the wall” due to rising costs from the coronavirus pandemic, bosses have said. Thirty out of 102 care providers contacted by the BBC also said ...

Coronavirus: Key evidence on opening schools revealed

The key evidence on the safety and impact of reopening schools has been published by the government’s scientific advisory group, Sage. Sources involved said the risk of coronavirus ...

Coronavirus: Children half as likely to catch it, review finds

Children and adolescents are half as likely to catch the coronavirus, the largest review of the evidence shows. The findings, by UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical ...

Coronavirus: Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial

Children and older adults are to be included in the second phase of vaccine trials to protect against coronavirus. The first phase of the University of Oxford trial began in April, ...

Coronavirtus: Immune clue sparks treatment hope

UK scientists are to begin testing a treatment that it is hoped could counter the effects of Covid-19 in the most seriously ill patients. It has been found those with the most severe ...

Coronavirus: Virus test with 20-minute results being trialled

A coronavirus test that gives results in 20 minutes is being trialled, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. The new swab test – which would show whether someone currently ...

Coronavirus: Cases in the community ‘relatively stable’

The number of coronavirus cases in the community is remaining relatively stable with one in 400 people in England infected, the government’s surveillance programme shows. The ...

Coronavirus: ‘Tackle harmful lockdown drinking,’ BMJ editorial warns

Tackling harmful drinking during the lockdown will be “an integral part of the nation’s recovery”, an editorial in the BMJ says. With supermarket sales of alcohol ...