Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

Covid-19 reinfection in the US suggests exposure to virus doesn’t give total immunity

A 25-year old male in the US has been infected with two distinct SARS-CoV-2 variants within a 48-day timeframe, while testing negative in between infectio...

NHS will be ‘unable to cope’ if Covid infection rates continue to rise

The NHS will be unable to cope if coronavirus infection rates across the country continue to rise, medical leaders have warned. Dr Helen Stokes-Lampar...

Matt Hancock says Covid test error “should never have happened”

The health secretary has said a technical glitch that saw nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases go unreported in England "should never have happened". The error...

Surgeons warn of “tsunami” of cancelled ops unless more NHS capacity

Leading surgeons are calling for hospital beds to be ring-fenced for planned operations, to avoid a ‘tsunami of cancellations’ during the second wave ...

NHS doctors fear second peak of Covid-19, survey shows

A second peak of Covid-19 in England this winter is the number one concern among the medical profession. A survey of doctors by the BMA shows that 86% ...

“Wrong time” to be launching new public health body, experts say

The timing of the dissolution of Public Health England by the health secretary has been strongly criticised by health experts. Matt Hancock has confir...

UK’s coronavirus vaccine is safe and induces an immune response

The UK’s coronavirus vaccine is safe, causes few side effects, and induces strong immune responses in both parts of the immune system, the early stage t...

Winter wave of coronavirus “could be worse than first”, modelling suggests

The UK could see about 120,000 new coronavirus deaths in a second wave of infections this winter, scientists say. Asked to model a "reasonable" worst-c...

New online tool enables doctors to calculate risk of Covid-19 exposure

A newly-developed tool to help health professionals calculate the biological risk of an individual’s exposure to COVID-19 aims to help keep people safer...

NHS services will take over a year to return to full capacity, say medics

It will take many NHS medical specialties up to a year or more to recover to pre-Coronavirus activity levels, research reveals The Royal College of Phy...

NHS doctors suffering exhaustion, stress and low confidence on tackling backlog

Doctors are exhausted and have little confidence that the NHS is coping with the huge backlog of missed, cancelled and postponed care. The latest trac...