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'I have the most antibodies in the UK'

7 hours 10 min ago
The NHS is urging some people who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.
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Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation

12 hours 50 min ago
A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm.
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Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'

13 hours 20 min ago
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims

13 hours 21 min ago
Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease.
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Coronavirus: One week in one hospital

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:03
The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.
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Coronavirus: Why can I shop but not visit my relatives?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:04
Prof John Newton on why the risk of transmission is higher in households than in shops.
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Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:43
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.
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Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:46
The prime minister's chief adviser says his vision was affected by coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:52
Remdesivir was originally developed as a drug to fight Ebola.
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Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 08:21
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?
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Coronavirus: How to keep safe while shopping

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:21
From one way systems to not touching everything on the shelves - shopping will look very different.
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Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 05:31
A top scientist criticises the staging of the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League tie.
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Coronavirus: The search for antibody super donors

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:06
The NHS is urging men, under 35s and those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.
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Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:05
Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.
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Coronavirus: Care home creates 'drive-through' visit

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 00:00
After careful planning, families were able to see the residents of one care home from the safety of their cars.
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Coronavirus lockdown could ‘deal fatal blow’ to HIV in the UK

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 00:00
Lockdown has created a unique opportunity to cut HIV transmissions in the UK, says a major sexual health clinic.
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Coronavirus: How care home workers are trying to cope

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 17:00
Workers at a London care home on how they coped with a coronavirus outbreak and several deaths.
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A patient who proved everyone wrong

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 02:33
Mary Blessington was discharged then soon deteriorated, showing that the path to recovery can be long and hard.
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Coronavirus: Which health claims are circulating online?

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 01:03
A wide range of false and misleading health claims continue to spread on social media.
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Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 00:24
Thirty out of 102 care home providers contacted by the BBC said none of their staff had been tested.
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