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How Worried Should We Be About Covid Spikes This Summer?

Covid cases have jumped up yet again in all four UK nations.With mass events such as Glastonbury still going ahead and more transmissible variants circulating, fear over high infection rates is rising once again.According to the Office for National Statistics’ latest estimates, around 1.7 million people had Covid last week. This is a 23% jump from the 1.4 million cases the week before – a particularly surprising stat, considering rates […]

today25 June 2022

coronavirus

Why Are Covid Infections Rising In All Four UK Nations Again?

Covid infections have increased across the UK, as have hospitalisations according to new figures.It’s thought that most of these infections stem from the Omicron variants, BA.4 and BA.5, which are likely to be the most dominant strains in the UK at the moment.How much have rates increased by?The Office for National Statistics estimates that 1.4 million people in private households had Covid last week, which is a 43% increase from […]

today17 June 2022 2

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Have Our Services Really Worsened Recently? Here’s The Depressing Reality.

Travellers queuing up at UK airports due to severe delays and cancellations earlier this monthBills are soaring, the transport network seems to be deadlocked and the NHS is on its last legs – it doesn’t feel like the best summer to be in the UK.Although the country is trying to return some form of normality as Covid worries recede, there’s no question that British services are struggling to get back […]

today17 June 2022

coronavirus

Not Got Your Booster Jab Yet? Here’s Why You Definitely Should

Remember these cards?Remember when Covid-19 vaccine cards were all the rage on Instagram and other social media platforms?Smug with inoculation, people couldn’t help but show off the fact they’d been vaxxed and boosted.However, that trend has long declined - most of us have been double jabbed by now. But many haven’t received a subsequent booster. And new research shows a couple of jabs is better than just the original two. You might […]

today1 June 2022 1

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What Is The Risk Of A Covid Spike Over The Jubilee Bank Holiday?

Celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee during the extended bank holiday weekend are expected to cause an uptick in Covid casesCovid cases have now fallen to the lowest rates we’ve seen for almost a year – but could these numbers be about to change over the extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend?Here’s what the experts think.Why do cases seem to have fallen so much?Reported infections on May 12 were at 7,611 […]

today31 May 2022 4

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This Is How Covid Impacts Your Heart, Lungs And Kidneys After Infection

Female Doctor Observing X-Ray Of The ChestCovid affects the heart, lungs and kidneys, according to two new studies, and the impacts could last long after the initial infection has passed. The first study was carried out in 10 intensive care units across Scotland and examined 121 critically ill patients who were receiving treatment on ventilators due to the impact of coronavirus on their system.One in three of the patients in the study […]

today24 May 2022

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Minister Addresses Ongoing Monkeypox Worries: ‘Cautious, Not Concerned’

Simon Clarke speaking to Sky News about monkeypoxThe government is monitoring the monkeypox outbreak but is currently “not concerned”, according to minister Simon Clarke.The chief secretary to the Treasury was responding to the public worries around the recent uptick in cases now there are 80 cases across 12 countries.The rare viral infection usually does not spread easily between humans, but is common in parts of West and Central Africa. There […]

today23 May 2022

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Covid Is Still Impacting People Two Years After They Were Infected

Half of the people who were hospitalised with Covid are still symptomatic two years laterMore than half of patients who were hospitalised with Covid during the pandemic still experience at least one symptom two years after their first infection, according to new findings.In the longest study of its kind, research published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine has revealed that even after being discharged, these Covid patients still experience a lower quality […]

today12 May 2022

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Will We All Get A Fourth Covid Jab? And If So, When?

A fourth vaccine dose might be on the cardsA fourth-dose Covid jab might be on the cards for the general population after a UK trial found it increased protection against the virus.The majority of people in the UK received their third vaccine in the winter when the government rolled out the booster programme in response to the huge surge in infections triggered by the Omicron variant.A small category of the […]

today10 May 2022 1

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