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Covid-19: Further 1,295 deaths recorded in the UK

The latest death and case figures should be a "bitter warning for us all", Public Health England says.
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Catching coronavirus gives 83% protection against reinfection for up to 5 months, a study suggests - but you could still spread the virus

A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, California. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Catching coronavirus gives you about 83% protection from reinfection for up to five months, a large preliminary UK study suggests. This is comparable to the protection offered by vaccines. Work is ongoing to find out how long immunity lasts, whether vaccines work in people previo...
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An exclusive UK travel club is offering its wealthy members international getaways to receive coronavirus vaccinations

A pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California. Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images An elite concierge service based in the United Kingdom is offering its members private getaway vacations to get vaccinated for COVID-19, according to The Telegraph. Knightbridge Circle helps fly their wealthy clients to India a...
Tags: UK, News, India, Trends, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Telegraph, Pfizer, Vaccine, Madagascar, Public Health England, Maldives, Uae

Are lockdown rules changing?

Public Health England answer questions about vaccinations, shop workers and lockdown.
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Covid: Are lockdown rules changing? Public Health England answers your questions

Public Health England answer questions about vaccinations, shop workers and lockdown.
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England health officials defend contingency plan to mix Covid vaccines

PHE says ‘it is reasonable’ to mix the two approved vaccines if two doses of the same jab are not availableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOfficials have defended England’s vaccine regimen after details of a contingency plan to potentially mix the two approved jabs in small numbers of cases emerged.Public Health England’s Covid “green book” that “it is reasonable to offer one dose of the locally available product to complete the schedule” if the same vaccine used fo...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Public Health England, Phe, Coronavirus

Coronavirus live news: UK records 613 Covid-related deaths and 53,285 new cases; France imposes earlier curfews

Latest updates: number of new cases remains high in UK as deaths drop; France to impose earlier curfews in 15 departmentsBioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccineKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.38pm GMT Some residents of Mexico City spent New Year’s Eve queuing to refill oxygen canisters for relative...
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Hospitals are full to capacity and ambulance services are buckling under pressure as UK records its highest number of new COVID-19 infections yet

A patient is transported out of an ambulance at The Royal London Hospital on December 30, 2020 in London, England. Hollie Adams/Getty Images On Tuesday, the UK reported a record-breaking number of new COVID-19 infections. Public health officials have expressed "extreme concern" about the strain being placed on hospitals. The number of patients in English hospitals is now higher than during the first peak in April. Ambulances have been stacking up outside of hospitals due to the lack of bed...
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The new coronavirus variant spreading in the US, the UK, and elsewhere does not cause more severe illness, a major study suggests

A woman stands a crosswalk in London, UK on October 15, 2020. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Researchers studying the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant, believed to be more contagious, found it does not cause more severe disease. The Public Health England study compared 1,769 people infected with the variant against 1,769 people with the "wild-type" virus. They found no significant differences in hospitalization or death rate. The variant, first identified in the UK in September, has been found in...
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Coronavirus live news: 'extreme concern' as UK posts record new cases; UK variant in Germany in November

Latest updates: UK records 53,135 new cases and 414 new deaths; UK variant found in elderly German man after daughter returned from BritainEngland may face tougher ‘tier 5’ Covid restrictionsSpain to keep registry of people who refuse Covid vaccineThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales to help curb spread of virusSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.14pm GMT Schools in England may have to remain shut in order to control coronavirus trans...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Biology, Germany, Africa, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Public Health England, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus, Susan Hopkins, Covid Continue

South African Covid-19 variant has reached the UK, says Matt Hancock

Two people test positive for variant after contact with travellers from South AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA “highly concerning” new variant of coronavirus that is suspected of fuelling a rise in cases in South Africa has been detected in the UK, Matt Hancock has said.Surveillance by Public Health England on Tuesday identified two people who contracted the virus after being in contact with separate travellers from South Africa. One case is in London, the othe...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Public Health England, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus

Large-scale study set up in UK to assess possibility of SARS-CoV-2 re-infection among healthcare workers

Researchers from Public Health England are conducting a large-scale prospective longitudinal study to determine whether healthcare workers who have previously developed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are immune to reinfection with the causative agent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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A new coronavirus strain surging to dominance in the UK appears to spread faster despite lockdowns, prompting panic and a wave of border closures

A sign on England’s M56 motorway informs drivers that all routes into France are closed on December 21, 2020. PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images The UK government plunged millions of people into harsher restrictions this weekend, warning of a mutated coronavirus strain that appears to infect people more easily. Multiple countries also moved quickly to block travel from the UK, expressing concern over the new strain. The government said the new strain could increase the country's R number by 0...
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EU Nations Ban Flights From UK As New Coronavirus Strain Spreads In England

BERLIN (AP) — Several European Union nations on Sunday banned flights from the U.K. and Germany was considering limiting such flights to make sure that a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England does not establish a strong foothold on the continent. The Netherlands banned flights from the U.K. for at least the rest of the year while Belgium issued a flight ban for 24 hours starting at midnight and also halted train links to Britain, including the Eurostar. Austria and Italy ...
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Vulnerable Brits can now get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from their family doctor. Here's what you need to know - with photos from one of the first clinics to offer the shot

90 year-old Margaret Keegan was first to get the Pfizer shot on December 9. JACOB KING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine got the green light from the UK regulator on December 2.   Thousands of the most vulnerable Brits and healthcare workers were first in line for the vaccine from December 9. On Monday, certain family doctor clinics in the UK can start to immunize patients over 80 years old. Here's what you need to know about the next stage of the UK vaccinat...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Trends, Britain, NHS, United Kingdom, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Business Insider, Marshall, Royal College of General Practitioners, Martin Marshall, Dorset England, Jacob King

Voters deserve a chance to repeal nanny state flavored vaping law

The California Legislature this year passed, and the governor signed, one of the most far-reaching and controversial anti-tobacco restrictions in the nation. Senate Bill 793, which bans the sale of most flavored-tobacco products, is a font of good intentions. Like most nanny state measures, it falls short of the mark in terms of protecting public health and upholding basic freedoms. The measure goes into effect on Jan. 1, but its implementation could be delayed. Election officials are now certif...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy reports steep rise in daily deaths; Israel abandons Hanukkah curfew plan

Italy reports 887 coronavirus-related deaths, up from 499 on previous day; Israel abandons Covid-19 curfew plan ahead of HanukkahGiuliani leaves hospital after receiving same drug cocktail as TrumpCompromise lockdown struggles to subdue German second waveUS records more than 3,000 Covid deaths a day for first timeRich countries leaving rest behind on vaccines, warns Gates FoundationUS coronavirus updates - live 6.18pm GMT Every secondary school student in certain London boroughs and parts of...
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Liverpool is attempting mass COVID-19 testing during the UK's lockdown — but the reaction to the program is mixed

Liverpool is undertaking a mass coronavirus testing pilot, with residents having access to lateral flow tests that are able to determine if someone has coronavirus in under an hour. Peter Byrne/Getty Images Liverpool's mass COVID-19 testing program, a pilot in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "Operation Moonshot vision," is dividing public health officials and politicians, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that as of November 3, Liverpool's weekly rate of COVID-19 tests was...
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People with learning disabilities are more likely to die from coronavirus

A newly-published Public Health England report which shows people with learning disabilities are 6.3 times more likely to die from coronavirus than the rest of the population shows urgent action is required.
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UK health experts discuss relaxing Covid rules for Christmas – video

Government adviser Dr Susan Hopkins said that community transmission of Covid-19 would have to be low to guarantee a Christmas 'as close to normal as possible'.The deputy director of Public Health England a said Sage scientific advice indicated that 'for every day that we release (measures) we will need two days of tighter restrictions'Global coronavirus updates – live Continue reading...
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UK coronavirus live: England tier system may need to be strengthened after lockdown, health chief says

Susan Hopkins of Public Health England says tiers 1 and 2 have not worked as hoped, prompting questions over lockdown ending on 2 DecemberUK buys 5m doses of Moderna Covid vaccine for spring 2021Operation Moonshot: ‘Like building Channel tunnel without engineers’ Boris Johnson ‘bursting with antibodies’ as he is told to self-isolateHow did it happen? PM’s meeting with Covid-positive MPGlobal coronavirus updates - live 6.14pm GMT We expect if the lockdown is working ... that we will start to ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Sweden, Scotland, US, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, North West, Vaccines and immunisation, Public Health England

Covid: Learning disability death rates 'six times higher'

The government announces a review following the findings of Public Health England's report.
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New HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men at their lowest in 20 years

A new report by Public Health England shows that for the first time the number of new HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men outnumber...
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Brits flying from Denmark with coronavirus 'to be moved to infectious diseases centre'

Public Health England has issued new guidelines for the NHS to follow when treating passengers returning from Denmark after widespread...
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HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men at 20-year low

Public Health England says it's confident it can reduce the number of transmissions to zero by 2030.
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The T-Cell Immune Response To COVID-19 Lasts At Least Six Months

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Economist: Over the past year, many reports have shown rapidly waning levels of covid-specific antibodies after the initial burst caused by an infection. [...] Yet antibodies tell only part of the story. Another important actor is the T-cell. Rather than attacking viruses directly, T-cells attack infected cells, to stop the virus reproducing. The balance of importance of the antibody and T-cell arms of the immune system varies with the illness in ques...
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Bird flu outbreak confirmed at Kent farm

Virus poses very low threat to public health, Public Health England says
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Get over 45 hours of elite Microsoft Excel training for just $40

If there was ever a better endorsement for making sure your resume skills are just as good as you say they are, look no further than Great Britain. Last week, Public Health England used an outdated Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, which inadvertently underreported the number of positive COVID-19 diagnosed cases during the week. — Read the rest
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18,000 elderly people have died of COVID-19 in British care homes and now Boris Johnson's government is being accused of human rights abuse

Care worker Sarah Cox helps fix care home resident, Patricia Taylor's hair on May 6, 2020 in Borehamwood, England Getty The death of thousands of COVID-19 in British care homes was a violation of their human rights, according to Amnesty International. The human rights organization has now called for the public inquiry, promised by the government in July, to begin immediately.  The report also raised particular concerns about the inappropriate use of "do not attempt resuscitation" (DNAR...
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Why the UK was dumb to use Microsoft Excel to count coronavirus cases

Public Health England has admitted that 16,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK were missed from daily figures being reported between September 25 and October 2. The missing figures were subsequently added to the daily totals, but given the importance of these numbers for monitoring the outbreak and making key decisions, the results of the error are far-reaching. Not only does it lead to underestimating the scale of coronavirus in the UK, but perhaps more important is the subsequent delay i...
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