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Covid: Extra 1.7m vulnerable added to shielding list

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 14:00
Move brings total to 4m in England and means vaccinations will be prioritised more quickly for some.
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Another new coronavirus variant seen in the UK

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 12:33
It has similar mutations to the South Africa variant, so how worrying is it?
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Covid vaccine impact revealed in over-80s blood tests in England

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 10:53
More people in this age group now have detectable antibodies that can fight the virus.
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Jo Whiley: 'I'd give up my Covid vaccine in a heartbeat'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 10:51
The DJ says she has been offered a Covid jab before her sister, who has a learning disability.
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Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon set to confirm phased return to schools

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 06:47
The first minister says she is "very keen" to see a return to more normal schooling for some pupils.
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'Concerning' rise in pre-teens self-injuring

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 01:55
The rate of hospital admissions for nine to 12-year-olds who self-injure has doubled in six years.
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'Disturbing' hallucinations increase during lockdown for blind people

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 01:42
Lockdown sees a "disturbing" rise in the number of blind people experiencing distressing hallucinations, a charity says.
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Covid-19: PM urges 'optimistic but patient approach' to pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 19:35
Boris Johnson hails the success of the vaccine rollout but says we must keep our "foot to the floor".
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Covid-19: Vaccine as good in 'real world' as in trial in Israel

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 15:51
The Pfizer vaccine prevented 94% of infections in a group of 600,000 Israeli patients.
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Covid: 'No evidence' schools spread lots of coronavirus

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:47
Researchers looked at teacher and pupil Covid "sick days" in England in the autumn term up to Christmas.
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Covid-19: Millions of asthmatics 'must wait for vaccine'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 13:08
A much narrower group will now be eligible than previously indicated.
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Covid: Lower jab take-up by BAME NHS staff 'a concern'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 13:03
A new study finds fewer South Asian and black health workers have come forward for a Covid-19 jab.
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Coronavirus: Plan to exit lockdown 'cautious but irreversible', says Boris Johnson

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 12:55
Boris Johnson says the government will set out its plans on 22 February, which could include target dates.
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Covid: Equalities watchdog urged to investigate UK's pandemic response

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 11:55
Unions and charities urge the equalities watchdog to investigate ministers' actions in the pandemic.
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Matt Hancock: 'Third of social care staff' still not vaccinated

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 09:38
The health secretary urges people to come forward to get their first coronavirus vaccine dose.
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Covid: New phase begins after first vaccine target hit in England

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 07:29
The rollout extends to younger people, as England and Wales hit targets for most vulnerable.
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Covid-19: Hotel quarantine comes into force in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 07:26
Travellers will pay £1,750 to spend 10 days quarantining in government-sanctioned hotels.
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Covid: Should we double mask face coverings?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 00:00
There’s a lot of choice about which type of face covering to wear – and in some countries the advice is changing.
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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic: First deaths since 2016

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/14/2021 - 17:22
These are the first cases in West Africa, five years after the end of the world's deadliest outbreak.
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Covid: Vaccine given to 15 million in UK as PM hails 'extraordinary feat'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/14/2021 - 16:42
The PM calls it an "extraordinary feat", reached just over two months after the first vaccine was delivered.
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