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Covid: No need to change Christmas plans says Sajid Javid

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 09:34
The heath secretary says people should however be "a bit cautious".
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Covid: GPs have 'no capacity' to help with booster jabs

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 09:19
Because of the Omicron variant, a top-up jab will be offered three months after adults' second jab.
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Poorly controlled asthma 'increases Covid risk for children'

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 06:31
Children in the category are much more likely to end up in hospital with Covid, a study finds.
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Covid booster: Hospitals and pharmacies urged to ramp up rollout

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 02:48
NHS England is to give new guidance to health staff about the rollout, as the government tries to beat Omicron.
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Covid: Is it safe to hit the office Christmas party?

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 00:39
What is the chance that after-work drinks with colleagues will turn into a Covid superspreader event?
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World Aids Day: 'I saw my partner and friends die of the disease'

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 00:06
Dr Rupert Whitaker lived through the Aids epidemic in London in the 1980s.
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Covid: Omicron may require 'very stringent response', say Sage scientists

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 00:05
Officials should prepare for a "potentially significant" wave of cases, government scientific advisers say.
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Covid: WHO urges those at risk from disease to delay travel if not fully vaccinated

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 23:45
It urges those who are unwell and the over-60s to delay international travel to areas with community transmission.
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PM on January Covid booster offer target

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 17:02
Boris Johnson says people will be worked through by age group - as at other stages of the Covid vaccine roll-out.
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Morning-after pill: Call for Boots to cut price of emergency contraception

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 15:39
Boots reduced the price of the pill on Black Friday and now faces calls to reduce it permanently.
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Covid: Omicron variant in Netherlands earlier than thought

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 15:03
The new Covid-19 variant is found in Dutch samples taken before it was reported by South Africa.
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Covid: Face masks rules return in England amid Omicron spread

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 04:00
Coverings become mandatory in shops and on public transport under measures to slow Omicron's spread.
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Omicron: WHO warns of 'high infection risk' around globe

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 23:14
Omicron could lead to severe consequences in some regions, the World Health Organization has warned.
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Covid: Sajid Javid on rising cases of Omicron in UK

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 16:07
The health secretary says Covid vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given.
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Covid: Omicron variant 'not all doom and gloom'

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:43
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.
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Covid: All UK adults should get Covid booster, say advisers

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:40
The recommendation, which needs ministerial approval, also suggests second doses for 12 to 15-year-olds.
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Covid-19 Omicron variant case linked to Brentwood primary school

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:40
Testing is offered to pupils and staff after the Omicron case is linked to the school in Brentwood.
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Omicron: How do you detect it?

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 14:29
Swabs from PCR tests can help identify omicron, depending on the lab they are sent to.
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Dr Michael Watt: General Medical Council welcomes voluntary erasure appeal

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 12:19
Dr Michael Watt made a voluntary application to be removed from the medical register in October.
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Covid in Scotland: Six cases of Omicron variant identified

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 09:20
Some of the people identified are thought to have caught the virus variant in the community.
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