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Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

4 hours 36 min ago
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

5 hours 22 min ago
Three times as many children under nine were tested in early September as in the previous two weeks.

Coronavirus: UK pledges £500m to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 22:35
The PM will call on world leaders to set aside differences as he sets out plans to prevent future pandemics.

Covid vaccine: Trial of new coronavirus vaccine starts in UK

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:06
It is only the second vaccine to enter large scale trials in the UK and early signs suggest it can trigger an immune response.

Covid: Coronavirus cases in England up 60% in a week

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:17
The Office for National Statistics said there was "clear evidence" of an increase in cases among younger age groups.

Lizzo says body positivity has become too 'commercialised' and 'cool'

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:44
Pop star Lizzo says the movement has been hijacked by those who don't need to benefit from it.

The threat of 'vaccine nationalism'

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:44
Ros Atkins looks at why vaccine nationalism is a growing concern in the global effort to tackle Covid-19.

Polio campaigners battle misinformation and distrust

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 00:28
Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio.

NHS Covid-19 app: How to install and use it

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:26
This guide explains how to install the NHS Covid-19 app on Android smartphones and iPhones.

Covid-19: Dad lost weight to attend daughter's birth

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:42
Gavin Jackson was warned to lose weight or miss the birth of his daughter.

Hancock: 'Upgrade' may be needed to access NHS Covid app

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:05
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he understood "the challenges" around downloading the NHS Covid-19 app.

Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:45
Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:51
The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say.

Covid-19: UK volunteers could be given virus to test vaccine

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 02:53
'Human challenge trials' to test the effectiveness of possible Covid vaccines may be held in London.

Flu jabs limited due to high demand

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 01:02
A leading chain, facing unprecedented demand, suspends its appointment booking system.

Mental Health: 'Kindness can help save lives'

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:02
Kamilah was in a crisis when she found flowers with a note saying 'this is a gift'.

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:01
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus.

Covid-19: Daily reported UK cases rise by a quarter

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 20:28
There have been 6,178 cases in the UK in the last 24 hours, up 1,252 cases since Tuesday.

Covid: US death toll passes 200,000

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 03:28
The US is the worst hit country in the world and cases are still continuing to rise, data shows.

Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 02:55
Boris Johnson says "we must reserve the right to go further" with measures if virus cases keep rising.

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