Charities funding plea for Covid-19 bereavement support

BBC Health News Feed - 1 hour 57 min ago
Charities say they need more resources to support people who are grieving.
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Covid-19: Cough, fatigue, sore throat 'more common' in new variant

BBC Health News Feed - 7 hours 13 min ago
But loss of taste and smell may be less likely to affect those with the new strain, a study suggests.
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Covid-19: 'Poor decisions' to blame for UK death toll, scientists say

BBC Health News Feed - 7 hours 22 min ago
A "legacy of poor decisions" in 2020 and before the pandemic led to 100,000 deaths, scientists say.
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Covid-19 vaccine: Woman to restart chemotherapy after jab

BBC Health News Feed - 20 hours 38 min ago
Vicki Meredew, who received a leftover vaccine dose, will continue palliative treatment for a brain tumour.
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Coronavirus: AstraZeneca defends EU vaccine rollout plan

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 23:24
The pharmaceutical giant said the late signing of contracts limited time to sort out supply glitches.
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Covid-19: UK deaths likely to come down slowly, Whitty warns

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 19:54
There will be "a lot more deaths" before the effect of vaccines is felt, England's chief medical officer says.
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Prof Chris Whitty: 'The rate of mortality will come down relatively slowly'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 18:26
England's chief medial officer described today as a very sad day, as England surpasses 100,000 Covid deaths.
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Covid: UK passes milestone of 100,000 deaths

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:55
A total of 100,162 people have died with coronavirus since the pandemic began, according to government figures.
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Covid deaths: Four stories in 100,000

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:54
As the UK records its 100,000th death from Covid within 28 days of a positive test, Catherine Burns speaks to some of the people behind the figures.
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Covid: Being alone in pregnancy due to hospital rules

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:46
Women reveal the "anxiety" caused by Covid rules that have seen them alone in hospital during pregnancy.
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UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:41
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.
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Alfie Dingley: Six-month reprieve for EU cannabis medicine import

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 15:59
The government says it is seeking a permanent solution to the EU supply issue.
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Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warns

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:17
The NHS says any invitation which asks for vaccine payment or bank account details is a scam.
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'We're coping - but it's precarious'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:49
The peak of hospital cases may have passed in the south east - but hospitals in the Midlands are still braced for further pressures,
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Covid-19: Vaccine minister 'confident' of supplies amid production delays

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:23
Nadhim Zahawi says supply is tight, but he expects the UK to meet its February target of 15 million doses.
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Coronavirus: EU to tighten vaccine exports amid row with AstraZeneca

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:08
The EU says it is unacceptable that AstraZeneca is cutting the number of pledged vaccine doses.
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Covid: UK virus deaths top 100,000 since pandemic began

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 09:58
Another 7,700 deaths registered with Covid on death certificate, bringing total to nearly 104,000.
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Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 01:16
Before Wuhan was locked down in January 2020 officials said the outbreak was under control - but the virus had spread inside and outside the city.
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Covid vaccines: Why some countries will have to wait until 2022

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 00:21
How are Covid-19 vaccines being distributed across the world? As some countries start vaccinating their populations, others are being left behind.
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Hancock: 'Difficult to put timeline on exiting lockdown'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:53
The health secretary says lifting restrictions can only happen when the "facts on the ground" show it is safe.
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