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UK coronavirus live: No 10 fails to apologise for Boris Johnson's care home remarks; death toll rises by 155

Charity boss says blaming care sector for repeated government mistakes is unacceptableJohnson condemned over ‘cowardly’ care home claimsSeveral pubs in England close after positive coronavirus testsNearly one in six Britons would refuse Covid-19 vaccine, says surveyGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.18pm BST The Department of Health and Social Care has recorded a further 155 deaths in the UK in its latest daily update on coronavirus. That takes the official UK death total to 44,391.As we tr...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Care workers, Department of Health and Social Care, Vaughan Gething, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: No 10 fails to apologise for Boris Johnson's care home remarks amid criticism

Charity boss says blaming care sector for repeated government mistakes is unacceptableJohnson condemned over ‘cowardly’ care home claimsSeveral pubs in England close after positive coronavirus testsNearly one in six Britons would refuse Covid-19 vaccine, says surveyGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.21pm BST The Downing Street attempt to draw a line under the row about Boris Johnson’s care homes criticism by trying to redefine what he actually said (see 12.23pm) does not seem to be working ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, BBC News, Britain, NHS, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Care workers, Phillip Inman, David Crabtree, Coronavirus outbreak


Should Refusing To Wear A Face Mask Be As Taboo As Drunk Driving?

(CNN) — Refusing to wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic should be as socially unacceptable as drunk-driving, or driving without using a seat belt, the president of the UK’s Royal Society said Tuesday. Venki Ramakrishnan called for everyone to wear a face covering in public — particularly in enclosed public spaces — pointing to new evidence suggesting that coverings may protect both the wearer and those around them. Ramakrishnan said that people in the UK were “skeptical” about the bene...
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NHS deserves better, say campaigners as health service marks 72nd anniversary

Illuminations and clapping will mark NHS birthday in its ‘most challenging year’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDozens of landmarks across the UK will be illuminated in blue light on Saturday before the NHS’s 72nd anniversary amid calls that those who work in the health service deserve more than token gestures.NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, said the past 12 months had represented “the most challenging year” in its history, and households across the UK h...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Simon Stevens, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus England lockdown easing: 'Nobody believes this is a risk-free step'

England's chief medical officer says lifting lockdown restrictions is "a reasonable package of risks".
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Cannabis offences in schools across England rise, data reveals

The number of offences for the possession of Cannabis, the possession of hard controlled drugs like Heroin, Cocaine and Ecstasy and drug trafficking in schools, colleges and Universities across England have all risen in the last few years, according to new insight by leading drug addiction experts UKAT.
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Study provides first estimates of healthy working life expectancy for adults aged 50

A new study has estimated that on average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years.
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As belly size gets larger, the memory center in the brain gets smaller

Researchers at University College London have discovered a link between waist circumference and dementia. Seventy-four percent of volunteers that developed dementia were overweight or obese.Women with central obesity had a 39 percent greater risk of dementia. One of every eight deaths in England was attributed to dementia in 2017. Considering the substantial public health burden this adds to a society, researchers at University College London wanted to understand the role of obesity on cognitiv...
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Leicester lockdown extension will mean change in law, Hancock says

City is first place in England to reintroduce measures to try to stop spread of coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Enforcing an extension to the Leicester lockdown will mean changes to the law, Matt Hancock has said.The city is the first place in England to reintroduce restrictive measures to try to stop the spread of coronavirus after 950 cases were reported in a two-week period. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, Leicester, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Environmental destruction may make pandemics more likely and less manageable, shows research

Environmental destruction may make pandemics more likely and less manageable, new research suggests.The study, by the University of the West of England and the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter, presents the hypothesis that disease risks are "ultimately interlinked" with biodiversity and natural processes such as the water cycle.
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Summer may decide fate of leading shots in coronavirus vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works — and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials — 30,00...
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UK coronavirus live: No 10 refuses call for urgent review of 'second wave' readiness; death toll rises by 154

Keir Starmer condemns PM for ‘dodgy answers’ at PMQs; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.20pm BST The Guardian’s latest Politics Weekly podcast is out. Jonathan Fre...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Westminster, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Jonathan Freedland


UK coronavirus live: No 10 refuses call for urgent review of 'second wave' readiness

Keir Starmer condemns PM for ‘dodgy answers’ at PMQs; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.28pm BST Public Health Wales has recorded a further eight coronavirus death...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Starmer condemns PM for 'dodgy answers' as he challenges him on test and trace and app at PMQs

Keir Starmer questions PM over tracing; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.09pm BST At the Commons home affairs committee this morning Yvette Cooper, the Labour cha...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Yvette Cooper, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson challenged over track and trace system and app at PMQs

Keir Starmer questions PM over tracing; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.25pm BST Boris Johnson has never won an exchange with Sir Keir Starmer (or anyone?) on a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sturgeon, Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs amid warnings of 'real risk' of second wave

Open letter in British Medical Journal urges ministers to take urgent action as lockdown eases in EnglandHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Five children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineWhat the papers say about England’s lockdown easingGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.28pm BST Labour’s John Spellar asks for changes to rules relating to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act which he says discriminate...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, British Medical Journal, BAME, Robert Butler


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson leads final daily briefing as social distancing rules eased in England

No 10 scraps daily press conference after today; 2m rule stays in Scotland and Wales; UK death toll rises by 171Full story: households can host visitors at homeKey points: what’s reopening on 4 July in England?Publish action taken to support BAME people, says Doreen LawrenceWhitehall not sharing data on local outbreaks, say councilsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.32pm BST Q: Why is there a problem with meat processing factories?Vallance says the meat itself does not produce a risk. 5.30...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Law, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Suzanne, Robert Buckland, Coronavirus outbreak, Doreen LawrenceWhitehall


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson eases social distancing rule in England; death toll rises by 171

No 10 scraps daily press conference after today; 2m rule stays in Scotland and Wales; English pubs, restaurants, hairdressers to open from 4 JulyFull story: households can host visitors at homeKey points: what’s reopening on 4 July in England?Publish action taken to support BAME people, says Doreen LawrenceWhitehall not sharing data on local outbreaks, say councilsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.29pm BST From HuffPost’s Paul WaughAway from the PM's big unlockdown announcements today, her...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Law, Wales, Scotland, Cbi, UK News, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, HuffPost, Robert Buckland, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson ditches 2m social distancing rule for '1m-plus' in England

English pubs, restaurants and hairdressers to open from 4 July; gyms to stay closed. English schools to fully reopen in September Full story: households can host visitors at homeWhitehall not sharing data on local outbreaks, say councilsGlobal coronavirus news live - latest updates 1.29pm BST Sir Graham Brady, the Conservative chair of the 1922 Committee, asks for an assurance that air bridges will be in place by 4 July.Johnson confirms that this is being looked at. 1.29pm BST Johnson sa...
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Boris Johnson ditches 2m physical distancing rule in England for '1m-plus'

Members of two households will be able to dine together from 4 July in latest lockdown easingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMembers of two different households will be able to drink or dine together from 4 July in England as long as they stick to physical-distancing guidelines, the prime minister has announced, as he confirmed the 2-metre rule would be dropped in favour of a “1-metre-plus” approach.Households will be able to host visitors, including overnight, and to...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: what changes mean for people shielding in England

From 6 July, people with underlying health issues will no longer have to avoid all contact with othersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith the government relaxing lockdown for those shielding from Covid-19 in England, we explore what this means for the most vulnerable in society. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Family, England, Children, UK News, Schools, Parents and parenting, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus shielding scheme to be eased in England from 6 July

Government support for most vulnerable will continue until end of July, says Matt HancockCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople with underlying health issues who are most at risk from Covid-19 will no longer have to shut themselves away in their home and can shop and mix with other people from 6 July in England, the health secretary has said.Support for people who are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, have a damaged immune system or have had an organ transplant will...
Tags: Health, England, Cancer, Society, UK News, Older people, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Matt HancockCoronavirus


Wellness is a seductive lie – and it is changing how we treat illness

In desperate need of hydrotherapy, Abi Palmer went to a sanatorium – and found herself surrounded by luxury. How has health been sold as a lifestyle choice?In 2017 I received an Arts Council England grant to complete research for my book Sanatorium. Writing a book was the only way I could think of funding a much-needed visit to a water-based physiotherapy rehabilitation programme, which was necessary to help symptoms caused by psoriatic arthritis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. So I found myself in ...
Tags: Health, Books, England, Life and style, Society, Culture, Hungary, Health & wellbeing, NHS, Autobiography and memoir, Essays, River Danube, Biography books, Abi Palmer


UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Pamela Duncan


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Gavin Williamson


'I was preparing for death': coronavirus in England's Bangladeshi community

People of Bangladeshi heritage grapple with trauma as data shows they are dying at twice the rate of white people Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage As alarm has grown over the disproportionate effect of coronavirus on minority ethnic groups, Britain’s Bangladeshi community has stood out for being more at risk from dying of the disease than any other.A report published by Public Health England (PHE) this month, on the impact of coronavirus on minority ethnic groups, fo...
Tags: Health, England, Communities, Society, UK News, Britain, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Bangladesh, Public Health England PHE, Coronavirus outbreak


UK gives up on centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app — will “likely” switch to model backed by Apple and Google

The UK has given up building a centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app and will instead switch to a decentralized app architecture, the BBC has reported. This suggests its any future app will be capable of plugging into the joint ‘exposure notification’ API which has been developed in recent weeks by Apple and Google. The UK’s decision to abandon a bespoke app architecture comes more than a month after ministers had been reported to be eyeing such a switch. They went on to award a contr...
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UK gives up on centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app — will switch to model backed by Apple and Google

The UK has given up building a centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app and will instead switch to a decentralized app architecture, the BBC has reported. This means its future app will be capable of plugging into the joint ‘exposure notification’ API which has been developed in recent weeks by Apple and Google. The UK’s decision to abandon a bespoke app architecture comes more than a month after ministers had been reported to be eyeing such a switch. They went on to award a contract to an...
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'For the first time, Wales has been able to flex its muscles' – could coronavirus tear England and Wales apart?

While the English lockdown eases, Welsh families are still separated and shops remain closed. But how long can the Senedd’s cautious Covid-19 strategy last?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf anything sums up Wales in June 2020 it is the “Welcome to Wales” sign at the end of my road in Monmouthshire. A few weeks ago, it was painted over, anonymously, with graffiti. “Sorry, we’re closed,” it reads, with a Banksy-like flourish.It is certainly accurate. It has been a mont...
Tags: Health, England, Wales, Scotland, Life and style, Society, Infectious Diseases, Health & wellbeing, Banksy, Welsh politics, Monmouthshire, Welsh Government, Coronavirus outbreak


First drug proves ability to improve survival from COVID-19

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Results were announced Tuesday and researchers said they would publish them soon. The study is a large, strict test that randomly assigned 2,104 patients to get the drug and compared them with 4,321 patients getting only usual care. The drug was given...
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