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Retired NHS Medics Who Returned To Covid Frontlines Issue Stark Warning About Second Wave

Former NHS staff who came out of retirement to join the frontline to fight coronavirus have warned that hospitals could face an entirely different staffing crisis in the looming second wave.  At the height of the pandemic in Spring, medics worked alongside furloughed staff from other professions including dentists and airline staff,... go to Article >

Pregnant Doctors Like Me Are Still Being Put At Risk

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Pregnant doctors around the UK have been raising concerns about workplace safety since the start of the pandemic. Earlier this year, pregnant nurse Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died of Covid-19 soon after giving birth, after reporting similar fears.... read more

I'm An NHS Doctor. What I've Seen In The Second Wave Would Shock You

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It’s difficult to pinpoint precisely where it’s all gone wrong. Recent weeks have seen a rapid spread of Covid-19 cases throughout the UK, with increasing pressure on NHS services. I’m one of a number of frontline NHS doctors currently... read more

Self-Isolation For Covid-19 Contacts May Be Cut To Seven Days

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Anyone notified they’ve been in contact with someone infected with Covid-19 by the Test and Trace system may only have to self-isolate for as little as seven days. The move – which would not apply to those who test positive for the disease –... read more

Third Of Doctors ‘Believe Tier System Will Have No Impact On Coronavirus Spread’

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More than a third of doctors in England feel the government’s tiering system will have no impact on efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, a wide-ranging survey has suggested. The research, from the British Medical Association (BMA),... read more

Queen's Honours Go To Covid Heroes Who Stepped Up When The Government Didn't

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Medical staff, supermarket workers and centenarians have all been awarded honours for their efforts during the Covid-19 crisis – and stepping up when the government didn’t.  This year’s list was postponed from June so people who took to the... read more

Inside Ontario's overwhelmed labs: How lingering issues and mistakes caused massive COVID-19 testing backlog

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Over the summer, as the rest of the country opened up and slowed down, and the specter of COVID-19 began to... read more

Why everybody’s talking about the threat of a second national lockdown

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Description  Foreign secretary warns that stronger restrictions are still in government’s ‘arsenal’  Credits  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images Foreign secretary warns... read more

UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon warns going 'soft' a mistake as she says Scotland won't ignore scientific advice

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Latest updates: minister says Covid restrictions require ‘difficult judgment’ of protecting lives while prioritising education and jobs Ministers ignored Sage advice to impose lockdown Tempers flare over new rules Redundancies rise at record... read more

Is Boris Johnson Deluding Himself Or The Nation With His New Unlockdown Plan?

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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. Normal people? “A leader is a dealer in hope,” Napoleon once said. Boris Johnson certainly fits that description and his latest plan to... read more

BAME People Pleaded For Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is How They Were Let Down

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Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Chaand Nagpal found himself puzzled, and alarmed.  The north London GP was noticing... read more