About 7% have had coronavirus, says ONS survey
on May 28, 2020 at 5:34 pm
The estimate is based on blood tests on 885 people in England as part of a household survey by the ONS. […]
Coronavirus: How the virus is hitting some harder than others
on May 28, 2020 at 5:29 pm
The BBC’s Clive Myrie meets black and minority ethnic hospital staff and sees the impact the virus is having beyond the ward. […]
Coronavirus: Dental practices to reopen from 8 June
on May 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm
Dental practices in England have been told they can reopen from Monday, 8 June. […]
Coronavirus: Contact tracing like 'detective work'
on May 28, 2020 at 4:21 pm
As the UK prepares to unlock from the pandemic, how can contact tracing help? […]
Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England and Scotland
on May 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm
Thousands of contact tracers are tracking down close contacts of people with coronavirus. […]
Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000
on May 28, 2020 at 2:34 pm
The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country. […]
Coronavirus: NHS tracer or potential scammer, how will I know? And other questions
on May 28, 2020 at 2:10 pm
Spotting the difference between NHS contact tracers and scammers - and other questions answered by BBC experts. […]
Who can now get a test?
on May 28, 2020 at 2:03 pm
What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work? […]
Coronavirus: How will contact tracing work in England?
on May 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Millions in the UK will soon be asked to monitor who they have been near to combat coronavirus. […]
Coronavirus: R number 'very similar' across UK
on May 28, 2020 at 1:52 pm
Scientists say there are no significant regional differences in coronavirus rates across the UK. […]
Coronavirus: 'Vast majority will say yes' to test and trace
on May 28, 2020 at 10:16 am
Heath Secretary Matt Hancock says the vast majority of people in the UK will cooperate with the test and trace system. […]
Coronavirus: How a hospital and its community copes with death
on May 27, 2020 at 11:44 pm
How one of London’s Asian communities and its hospital copes with death during the coronavirus pandemic. […]
Coronavirus: Matt Hancock outlines new isolation guidelines
on May 27, 2020 at 5:25 pm
From Thursday, those who have been contacted by the NHS will be asked to isolate, even if they do not have symptoms. […]
Coronavirus: Schools and workplaces could see 'local lockdowns'
on May 27, 2020 at 3:46 pm
Restrictions could be introduced if there is a local flare-up of coronavirus, a minister says. […]
Coronavirus cure: When will we have a drug to treat it?
on May 27, 2020 at 9:53 am
There are no drugs proven to help doctors treat the disease, but work is under way around the world. […]
Hairdressers say they are ready to open in June
on May 27, 2020 at 9:28 am
Salons are asking the government to let them open before July to cut hair. […]
'I have the most antibodies in the UK'
on May 27, 2020 at 5:43 am
The NHS is urging some people who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma. […]
Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation
on May 27, 2020 at 12:02 am
A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arson and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm. […]
Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'
on May 26, 2020 at 11:32 pm
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic. […]
Coronavirus: Has the NHS got enough PPE?
on May 26, 2020 at 4:23 pm
The government says it's working "around the clock" to provide protective equipment, but doctors say shortages put lives at risk. […]
Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low
on May 26, 2020 at 3:36 pm
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower. […]
Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?
on May 26, 2020 at 11:46 am
The prime minister's chief adviser says his vision was affected by coronavirus. […]
Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?
on May 26, 2020 at 7:21 am
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again? […]
Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears
on May 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm
Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency. […]
Coronavirus: Schoolchildren's risks of catching and spreading the disease
on May 22, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Children appear to be at low risk from the disease, but are they spreading it? […]
Stifling sneezes can make you ill, warns Thai specialist
on May 22, 2020 at 6:25 am
Covering your nose or mouth when sneezing may create an air pocket in the brain, a respiratory disease specialist announced in a Facebook post on Thursday (May 21). In his Facebook post, Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs, who specialises in respiratory diseases at Vichaiyut Hospital, cited the case of an 85-year-old woman who had sought treatment in 2016 for not being able to speak. She also complained of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. He said magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed that the woman had developed an air pocket in her left brain. She was treated for this condition and recovered in 50 days. However, the patient returned again this year. This time she was not able to speak clearly, the right side of her face was frozen and she had tinnitus again. An MRI again showed that she had developed an air pocket in the brain, though this time it was smaller. She recovered in four days this time around.&nbs […]
Coronavirus: How safe are takeaways and supermarket deliveries?
on May 22, 2020 at 12:08 am
If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, what are the risks of buying food? […]
Coronavirus lockdown: Why can some of us meet six people?
on May 20, 2020 at 10:08 am
Different policies are down to a number of factors, including geography, science and politics, experts say. […]
'I returned to nursing the day the pandemic was declared'
on May 19, 2020 at 11:48 pm
Hannah spent 12 years recovering from mental ill health, then happened to return to nursing the day Covid-19 was declared a pandemic. […]
Coronavirus: What's going wrong in Sweden's care homes?
on May 19, 2020 at 12:16 pm
Swedish healthcare is under scrutiny over the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes. […]
Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?
on May 18, 2020 at 5:33 pm
The number at the heart of the decision whether to lift lockdown. […]
Fault warning for Emerade 500 adrenaline pens
on May 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm
The pens carried by people with severe allergies should be exchanged for a different brand. […]
Coronavirus vaccine: First evidence jab can train immune system
on May 18, 2020 at 3:05 pm
Larger trials now needed to see if the vaccine can protect against the coronavirus. […]
Coronavirus: Should I start taking vitamin D?
on May 18, 2020 at 11:46 am
Some people might want to consider it during the pandemic. Here's why. […]
All you need to know on the coronavirus
on May 18, 2020 at 11:04 am
Loss of taste and smell have been added to the UK's list of coronavirus symptoms. […]
Coronavirus: Half a million access suicide prevention course
on May 18, 2020 at 5:00 am
It comes as medics warn the coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to long-term mental health conditions. […]
Coronavirus: When did care homes go into lockdown?
on May 18, 2020 at 12:04 am
Many thousands of care home residents have died from coronavirus, but when were key decisions made? […]
Coronavirus deaths: How big is the epidemic in care homes?
on May 15, 2020 at 3:19 pm
Care homes now account for a large proportion of Covid-19 deaths in the UK. […]
Quit smoking now or be part of the Covid-19 death stats
by Rita Widiadana on May 14, 2020 at 3:49 am
The Covid-19 pandemic has a clear and strong message for 1.3 billion tobacco users around the world and that is to quit smoking. “This is the absolute best time to quit smoking,” said Gan Quan, director of tobacco control at the Paris-based International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union). He further said The Union was deeply concerned about Covid-19’s impact on smokers, especially those living in low-and middle-income countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, where health systems are plagued by tobacco-related diseases. Tara Singh Bam, The Union’s Asia Pacific deputy director in Singapore, elaborated in a virtual interview about the grave situation in the region concerning tobacco users and the Covid-19 outbreak. “Tobacco kills over 8 million people every year globally, out of which 2.3 million deaths occur in the Asia Pacific region,” Tara said adding that the region was home to about 600 million tobacco smokers and had been the prime target of multinational tobacco companies. “More concerning is that this region has the world’s highest tobacco use rates, and two-thirds of all men use tobacco. […]
Coronavirus bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?
on May 14, 2020 at 12:29 am
"Bubbles" of people we can meet safely may form part of the plans to ease lockdown in England. […]
Coronavirus: Does lockdown easing 'follow the science'?
on May 13, 2020 at 3:40 am
Why is England pressing ahead with plans to ease lockdown rules ahead of the rest of the UK? […]
Coronavirus: Who should wear a face mask or face covering?
on May 12, 2020 at 5:27 pm
For the first time, people in England are being advised to wear face coverings in some situations. […]
Coronavirus: How many people have died in the UK?
on May 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm
Official statistics show a large increase in the number of UK deaths above the expected level. […]
I tried staying fit, sane and refreshed during the circuit breaker with a Fitbit Charge 4
by Ilyas Sholihyn on May 12, 2020 at 8:15 am
Suffice to say, it’s a weird time to be putting a fitness tracker to the test for a review. Considering the current circumstances, it’s a little odd to strap on something that’s constantly bugging you to get moving while everything else in the world is telling you to stay put at home. It’s a conundrum, but thankfully the Fitbit Charge 4 does more than just guilt trip you into as much physical activity as you can muster. Sure, you’re still welcome to run, cycle, walk and do a bit of static exercises outdoors, but even if you can’t (or won’t, no judgement here!) Fitbit’s latest tracker in its popular Charge series still does plenty to keep you sane during the circuit breaker. But what’s exactly new in the fourth iteration of the tracker band? The biggest addition here is obviously its built-in GPS, which means that Fitbit users don’t have to bring their phones out with them during their outdoor activities to record their routes, heart rate, distance and speed.&nbs […]
Coronavirus: Seacole hospital 'a tribute' to BAME NHS staff
on May 12, 2020 at 1:03 am
A new community hospital recognises Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole - and BAME staff who have died. […]
Coronavirus doctor's diary: 'They say I have blood on my hands'
on May 11, 2020 at 11:57 pm
Abusive messages were sent to an Asian doctor because of a myth that non-white patients are left to die. […]
International Nurses Day: The gran, mum and daughter on the front line
on May 11, 2020 at 11:54 pm
Meet three generations of a North East family working on the front line to fight coronavirus. […]
Coronavirus: Am I at risk during pregnancy?
on May 11, 2020 at 5:32 pm
What are the risks of passing the virus to the baby in the womb, or of premature birth? […]
Coronavirus: Who should be shielding?
on May 11, 2020 at 1:25 pm
People most at risk of needing hospital treatment if they get coronavirus are being asked to stay home. […]
Does nicotine protect us against coronavirus?
on May 11, 2020 at 6:29 am
If you noticed headlines recently suggesting smoking could protect against Covid-19, you might have been surprised. […]