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Covid-19: Lung damage 'identified' in study Tue, 01 Dec 2020 01:07:31 GMT
Researchers are to investigate whether young people and those not in hospital could be affected.

Covid vaccine: Rumours thrive amid trickle of pandemic facts Tue, 01 Dec 2020 01:01:40 GMT
Social media is full of coronavirus vaccine information - but how can you tell which is reliable?

Covid infections in England fall by 30% over lockdown - React study Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:23:48 GMT
There were an estimated 72,000 new cases of coronavirus a day in England between 13 and 24 November.

Covid vaccine: Moderna seeks approval in US and Europe Mon, 30 Nov 2020 14:37:28 GMT
Regulators will decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend for widespread use.

Covid: Poor public health made pandemic worse - Sally Davies Mon, 30 Nov 2020 19:37:44 GMT
The former chief medical officer says high rates of obesity, deprivation and overcrowding have cost lives.

Covid: Researchers fear cancer advances delay due to pandemic Mon, 30 Nov 2020 01:04:15 GMT
Scientists fear research has been pushed back due to the pandemic, a survey suggests.

Covid: PM calls for 'unity' as he agrees to publish data behind new tiers Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:43:27 GMT
Boris Johnson will publish data behind England's new tiers later in a bid to win over Tory rebels.

Covid-19: Don't 'take brakes off' Covid measures, says leading scientist Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:52:07 GMT
Easing rules months before vaccines take effect would be a "huge mistake", Sage expert says.

Covid: Nadhim Zahawi appointed as vaccine rollout minister Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:14:14 GMT
Nadhim Zahawi will oversee distributing the vaccine in England until at least summer 2021.

Student Covid testing begins for Christmas exodus Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:50:31 GMT
Universities open mass testing centres for students so they can travel home safely for Christmas.

Covid: Hospitals could be overwhelmed without new tiers, says Gove Sat, 28 Nov 2020 16:19:50 GMT
Michael Gove warns MPs strict rules are still needed in England despite lockdown ending on 2 December.

Covid-19: Mass testing a 'distraction' from vaccine rollout - health leaders Fri, 27 Nov 2020 22:41:44 GMT
Public health leaders question whether it is possible to expand mass testing schemes in England.

Covid: Free Vitamin D pills for 2.5 million vulnerable in England Sat, 28 Nov 2020 10:52:27 GMT
There is no evidence that it protects against Covid-19 but it could boost the health of the vulnerable.

Coronavirus: How do you vaccinate 7.7 billion people? Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:10:31 GMT
Five challenges of distributing a Covid-19 vaccine to billions of people.

Coronavirus: Losing a baby during the pandemic Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:48:10 GMT
Couples share their stories of how Covid-19 restrictions exacerbated the impact of losing a baby.

Covid: How to keep the virus at bay this Christmas Tue, 24 Nov 2020 18:01:01 GMT
Christmas could be a dangerous time to contract the virus - but precautions can be taken.

Covid vaccines: Who decides if they are safe? Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:22:03 GMT
Busting myths and explaining the facts around immunisation.

Covid: How will I get a coronavirus vaccine? Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:58:15 GMT
Several vaccines are showing promise and one is already being reviewed by the UK regulator.

Covid risk: 3 people, 3 very different Covid risks. What's yours? Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:11:09 GMT
A question everyone's asking: what's my Covid risk? Here's how to find out.

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:05:38 GMT
Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?

Prof Sarah Gilbert: The woman who designed the Oxford vaccine Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:38:12 GMT
Prof Sarah Gilbert got to work quickly on a coronavirus vaccine in January after decades of research.

Covid: When does England's lockdown actually end? And other questions Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:27:03 GMT
We answer some of your questions about the Oxford vaccine.

Coronavirus: Inside test-and-trace - how the 'world beater' went wrong Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:53:05 GMT
BBC News spoke to key government figures, scientists and health officials involved from the start.

Was the scientific advice for lockdown flawed? Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:46:18 GMT
A BBC documentary highlights weaknesses in the expert analysis of the likely impact of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: What are the EU coronavirus schemes? Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:41:59 GMT
The UK government has opted out of EU schemes to source medical equipment and vaccines. What have they delivered?

Covid: What are the new tiers and lockdown rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:14:00 GMT
England will move to a tougher version of tiered coronavirus restrictions when lockdown ends on Wednesday.

Covid: Who will have the Pfizer vaccine first and when can I get it? Mon, 09 Nov 2020 18:53:34 GMT
A vaccine for Covid-19 is set to be put forward for emergency approval.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: 'We are first-hand witnesses of this devastation' Tue, 10 Nov 2020 04:48:45 GMT
Four nurses describe the pressure they are under as the second coronavirus wave gathers force.

Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings? Fri, 30 Oct 2020 15:13:17 GMT
People around the UK must now wear face coverings in many public places, but what are the rules?

Support bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours? Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:57:00 GMT
Some people across the UK have been able to form "support bubbles" or "extended households".

How to get a Covid test Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:32:15 GMT
What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?

All you need to know on the coronavirus Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:29:46 GMT
A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.

Coronavirus: What it does to the body Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:02:03 GMT
What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?

Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained Sun, 03 May 2020 00:06:18 GMT
Use our tool to check the meaning of key words and phrases associated with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50? Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:03:54 GMT
While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.

Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work? Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:04:25 GMT
With face masks in high demand, we look at whether they really can protect people from the virus.

Breastfeeding mums ‘lacked support’ during lockdown Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:20:40 GMT
Devenia Noel struggled to get help when her daughter Zora was born with a tongue-tie.

Covid-19: Government adviser on vaccine announcement Sun, 29 Nov 2020 11:57:17 GMT
A government adviser says there's likely to be news soon, but stresses that a vaccine "mustn't be rushed" because it "has to be safe".

Your coronavirus vaccine questions answered Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:07:15 GMT
Prof Robin Shattock, head of Mucosal Infection and Immunity at Imperial College, answers viewers' questions.

Coronavirus: When can I get the Covid-19 vaccine? Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:15:32 GMT
Excitement over the vaccine has turned to questions on the reality of when we can get it.

Long Covid: How knowledge of ME could help sufferers Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:03:38 GMT
Evan was diagnosed with ME in 2017, and she believes her experience can support long Covid sufferers.

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