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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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Covid infecting humans through animal host 'probable'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/14/2021 - 11:26
Professor John Watson is a member of the World Health Organization's team investigating the origins of Covid-19.
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The NHS vaccination bus providing easier access to Covid jabs

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 16:53
Take a look inside a NHS mobile service that aims to boost uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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Covid: Boris Johnson 'optimistic' over easing of restrictions

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 15:01
Boris Johnson says he will set out "as much detail" as he can give, in his lockdown roadmap on 22 February.
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Covid: South Africa variant found in Hampshire village

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 14:24
Surge testing will be held in the area along with similar schemes in Middlesbrough and Walsall.
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The pill could be sold in pharmacies without prescription

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 13:26
The contraception could be sold without prescription for the first time, following a public consultation.
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Covid: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be tested on children

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 13:15
A trial will assess whether the vaccine produces a strong immune response in six to 17-year-olds.
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Covid: We could live with virus 'like we do flu' by end of year, says Hancock

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 12:24
But scientists warn against treating coronavirus like the flu, with mutations getting "more dangerous".
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Covid-19: Paramedics in Oxford trial home testing

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 11:54
South Central Ambulance Service hopes testing people before they go to hospital will reduce delays.
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Covid: No evidence that vaccinations harm fertility

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 02:01
Social-media posts - some described as "scare stories" - are based on misunderstandings, experts say.
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Covid vaccine: Over-70s urged to get vaccine as UK nears target

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 00:49
The government is aiming to offer a vaccine to 15 million people in priority groups by Monday.
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Covid: France says just one jab needed for previously infected

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 19:34
They already have some immunity and a single dose will "act as a booster", the health agency says.
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Covid-19: 'The plan is working but we're a long way off'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:28
Health Secretary Matt Hancock reacts to the latest ONS figures showing UK levels of Covid are falling.
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Coronavirus: Athletes urge prime minister to save sports facilities

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:04
A coalition of athletes, celebrities and health bodies have written to the prime minister asking for the "fullest possible support" to help sports and exercise facilities survive the pandemic.
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England 'on track' for vaccinating Covid priority groups

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 17:00
The aim is to offer a vaccine against Covid to the most vulnerable people by Monday.
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Covid: Virus cases are going down across the UK

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 13:50
The data provides more evidence lockdown is working, even with more infectious variants of the virus circulating.
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Covid: Wales first in UK to reach February vaccine target

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 10:09
Everyone in top four priority groups will have been offered a Covid jab by Friday, ministers say.
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Covid-19: Hotel quarantine in England less strict than Australia's

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 06:48
Rules for those arriving into England from "red list" countries differ from those enforced Down Under.
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Covid: Disabled people account for six in 10 deaths in England last year - ONS

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 20:35
New data suggests disabled people account for nearly 60% of coronavirus deaths in England last year.
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Arthritis drug tocilizumab cuts deaths from Covid

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 15:00
Giving it along with a steroid drug can help the sickest patients with Covid-19, research reveals.
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