Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

Government must tackle health inequalities, says new alliance

A new coalition of nearly 80 organisations, brought together by the Royal College of Physicians, has been launched to press for urgent action to address h...

“Divert funds from failing privatised test and trace system to local services”

The government should divert the hundreds of millions of pounds being spent on the failing centralised privatised COVID-19 national test and trace service...

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...