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Coronavirus: Are dentists open during the lockdown? Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:02:58 GMT
The British Dental Association says dentists are being bombarded by calls from patients in pain.

Coronavirus: Ambulance staff 'feeling unprotected' Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:10:54 GMT
The GMB union says ambulance staff are still being put at risk by a lack of adequate protective equipment.

Coronavirus: Mental health hotline for NHS staff Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:13:05 GMT
Health workers in England can call or text the free number to get support and advice during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: US records highest death toll in single day Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:53:25 GMT
More than 1,800 deaths were recorded on Tuesday including that of influential folk singer John Prine.

Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:13:01 GMT
Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

Coronavirus tests: Cambridge University lab sets daily target of 30,000 Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:22:25 GMT
It is part of the government's goal of achieving 100,000 tests each day by the end of April.

Most coronavirus deaths occurring in hospitals Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:12:19 GMT
Latest figures show some are happening in the community but most are on hospital wards.

Coronavirus: 'Please learn from Wuhan's mistakes' Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:06:13 GMT
As the Chinese city lifts its quarantine, residents share lessons learnt from the outbreak.

Coronavirus: Warning over daily death figures Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:41:37 GMT
Spikes or dips may in part reflect bottlenecks in the reporting system, rather than real changes in the trend.

The battle against a vicious disease Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:13:40 GMT
Fergus Walsh is humbled by the astonishing dedication of NHS staff on the coronavirus front line.

Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:47:29 GMT
For the first time since January, China reports no coronavirus-related deaths.

Coronavirus: Scientists question school closures impact Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:41:57 GMT
Countries should now question whether keeping schools shut is justified, says one team of scientists.

Coronavirus: NHS volunteers to start receiving tasks Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:24:53 GMT
More than 750,000 people signed up to join the "volunteer army" to support 2.5 million at-risk people.

Coronavirus: 'High risk' list misses off thousands of people Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:21:04 GMT
Transplant patients and people with lung diseases are among those who have been missed off the list.

Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:45:31 GMT
While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.

Coronavirus: Inside an ICU fighting Covid-19 Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:15:09 GMT
The BBC's Fergus Walsh meets medics treating patients with Covid-19 at University College Hospital London.

Coronavirus: What is intensive care and which patients need it? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:55:53 GMT
Doctors say PM Boris Johnson has been moved there as a precaution, should he need more complex care.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: 'Our hospitals weren't made to use this much oxygen' Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:27:23 GMT
Hospitals need to supply oxygen to more beds than is currently possible, so doctors are searching for hacks.

Coronavirus: Why healthcare workers are at risk of moral injury Mon, 06 Apr 2020 21:33:46 GMT
War veterans can experience trauma known as moral injury - now health workers are at risk too.

Coronavirus: 'I know my life will not be saved in this pandemic' Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:49:58 GMT
Lucy Watts has a life-limiting condition and fears her life will not be saved if there is a shortage of ventilators.

Coronavirus: Coming 5,000 miles to die for the NHS Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:35:09 GMT
Two British-Sudanese doctors became the first doctors to die of coronavirus in the UK. This is their story.

Coronavirus: How England lags behind other UK nations on testing Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:57:49 GMT
Official data suggests testing in England has been slower than in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.

Coronavirus: How NHS Nightingale was built in just nine days Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:52:24 GMT
How London's ExCel centre was transformed into a hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Making rapid life-and-death decisions Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:07:21 GMT
Covid-19 cases have been filling wards at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and leaving staff with tough decisions to make.

Coronavirus: Who needs masks or other protective gear? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:41:50 GMT
Medical masks are for health care workers, not the general public, says World Health Organization.

The staff battling coronavirus in a Barcelona ICU Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:31:47 GMT
The head of the intensive care unit at one of Spain's biggest hospitals show us what staff are facing.

Recovering from coronavirus: Three harrowing stories of surviving Covid-19 Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:28:40 GMT
We have spoken to three people who were hospitalised after contracting coronavirus.

Coronavirus: What's young people's risk? Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:07:07 GMT
A 13-year-old boy in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus has died. Are young people at risk?

Coronavirus: Volunteers help protect NHS workers Thu, 02 Apr 2020 01:38:36 GMT
The army of volunteers making essential supplies for NHS workers fighting Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Meet the ex-NHS staff who are returning to work Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:27:30 GMT
Thousands of ex-NHS staff have returned to work to help fight coronavirus after a government appeal.

Coronavirus: Doctors urge 'difficult conversations' about death Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:05:27 GMT
Palliative care experts urge people to have the "difficult conversations" before it's too late.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why are people stealing hospital supplies? Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:15:30 GMT
Dr John Wright explains how Bradford Royal Infirmary is preparing for a "tsunami" of Covid-19 cases.

Clap for Carers: The nation celebrates the work of the NHS and care workers Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:39:43 GMT
Pictures show people across the UK stepping outside to pay tribute to the work of the NHS in the coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus: What are ventilators and why are they important? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:58:41 GMT
The lives of some Covid-19 patients may depend upon medical ventilators - here are the basics of how they work.

Coronavirus: How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely? Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:35:07 GMT
If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, safe food shopping presents challenges.

Coronavirus: UK measures 'making a difference' Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:38:41 GMT
People are heeding the advice to stay home to keep pressure off the NHS - and it's working, says adviser.

Coronavirus: Testing and why it matters Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:38:37 GMT
What are the tests for coronavirus and how do they work?

Coronavirus: Can I still walk my dog? And other questions Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:15:20 GMT
How many times can I walk my dog, how safe are groceries, can I have a birthing partner, and other questions answered.

Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal? Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:00:45 GMT
The huge challenge the world faces to find an exit strategy to end the lockdowns and return to normal.

Coronavirus: What is shielding? Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:15:15 GMT
People most at risk of needing hospital treatment if they get coronavirus are being asked to stay home.

All you need to know on the coronavirus Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:34:47 GMT
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care, a specialist ward for people who are very ill.

Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:24:19 GMT
Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to the virus.

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation? Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:17:24 GMT
Everybody should be avoiding non-essential contact, and you should stay at home wherever possible.

Coronavirus: Are we getting closer to a vaccine or drug? Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:04:25 GMT
We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.

Coronavirus: How to exercise while staying at home Thu, 19 Mar 2020 01:02:36 GMT
How do we keep fit while heeding the government's new advice on avoiding unnecessary social contact?

Chris Whitty: The man with our lives in his hands Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:44:21 GMT
The UK government's chief medical adviser has become the public face of the coronavirus response.

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: How to protect your mental health Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:12:52 GMT
Advice on protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Europe now epicentre of the pandemic, says WHO Fri, 13 Mar 2020 23:21:54 GMT
More cases are now reported every day in Europe than in China at its peak, the WHO says.

Coronavirus: Living in an empty Korean boarding school Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:44:37 GMT
Fifteen British people were working in a school in Jeju, now deserted amid coronavirus precautions.

Coronavirus: Three reasons why the UK might not look like Italy Fri, 13 Mar 2020 07:35:41 GMT
Boris Johnson's chief scientific adviser says the UK is four weeks behind Italy, What does that mean?

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.

Coronavirus elderly advice: How can I look after my older relatives? Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:03:51 GMT
What measures are being taken and what advice is there for looking after older and elderly people?

Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area? Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:52:34 GMT
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

Coronavirus: Volunteers rally round to help those self-isolating Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:01:30 GMT
A 17-year-old volunteer who set up a group in London said: "It's only right that we help out."

Coronovirus: Hand washing and other ways to protect yourself Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:50 GMT
The BBC Health team talks through the NHS advice about protecting yourself from COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Do face masks work? And other questions answered Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:30:47 GMT
The BBC's Fergus Walsh and expert Sian Griffiths answer your questions about the virus outbreak.

What are the chances of dying from coronavirus? Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:41:34 GMT
The current best guess of a 1% death rate does not apply to everyone.

Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts - how parents should tell kids Thu, 05 Mar 2020 02:38:02 GMT
Keep the message calm, understandable and try not to overemphasise the risks, experts suggest.

Which children are still going to school? Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:48:04 GMT
As schools close their doors across the UK, we look at what will happen next.

The race to find the wildlife source Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:09:06 GMT
From animals to humans, how did the deadly coronavirus make the leap? We look at the scientific evidence.

Britain's race to contain the coronavirus Thu, 13 Feb 2020 04:03:13 GMT
Health officials are trying to contain the virus after a cluster of cases on the south coast. Can the virus be kept at bay?

Could it become pandemic? Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:33:27 GMT
The World Health Organization says coronavirus "can be characterised as a pandemic". What does that mean?

A visual guide to the outbreak Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:01:54 GMT
Key maps and charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world and how it is being dealt with.

Are coronavirus tests flawed? Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:21:59 GMT
Concerns are being raised about the accuracy of the tests for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Oxford junior doctors keep video diaries Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:19:07 GMT
Junior doctors Emma and Adam are becoming doctors a year early to help with the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: What happens in an intensive care unit? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:35:05 GMT
As Boris Johnson continues to be treated for coronavirus in an ICU, we take a look at how they work.

Coronavirus: The effects on the most vulnerable Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:08:31 GMT
Paula has complex medical needs, she relies on her assistance dog, carers and a nurse for help. Coronavirus has already affected the care she receives.

Coronavirus: 'Being in intensive care was very frightening' Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:48:31 GMT
Faiz Ilyas, 24, describes how it felt to be given oxygen in hospital after contracting coronavirus.

Coronavirus concerns delay treatment for cancer patient Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:04:05 GMT
Nic has been given under 36 months to live and due to coronavirus his treatment is being put on hold.

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