Covid: NHS plans booster jab for those 50 and over before winter
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Covid: NHS plans booster jab for those 50 and over before winter

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57667987 By BBC Health news     A bigger flu season than normal is expected, meaning extra protection against Covid is likely to be needed.     More than 30 million of the most vulnerable should receive a third dose, vaccine experts are advising.     They will include all…

Covid: Disruption to surgery ‘will affect millions’
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Covid: Disruption to surgery ‘will affect millions’

This article was taken from:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57515472 By BBC Health News Disruption to surgery in England and Wales during the pandemic will continue to affect millions of patients for many years, researchers say.   Hospitals completed 1.5 million fewer surgical procedures in 2020 than would be expected from trends in previous years, a drop of about…

Covid in Wales: Care home visiting restrictions eased
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Covid in Wales: Care home visiting restrictions eased

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57217470 By BBC Health news   Many families and friends will be able to visit loved ones inside care homes in Wales and hold their hand for the first time in over a year.   Until now only two designated visitors could make visits indoors, due to guidance set by…

Covid-19: Cargo plane leaves NI with medical aid for India
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Covid-19: Cargo plane leaves NI with medical aid for India

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57019631 By Sara Neill BBC News NI   A cargo plane carrying oxygen generators from Northern Ireland to India left Belfast International Airport on Friday afternoon.   Hospitals in the country are struggling to cope with a second surge of Covid-19 cases. India’s official death toll has surpassed 200,000 but…

Covid-19: Millions living in areas with no deaths and vaccine rollout extended
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Covid-19: Millions living in areas with no deaths and vaccine rollout extended

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56927987 By BBC Health News   Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We’ll have another update for you this evening.   1. Millions living in areas with zero Covid deaths About 22 million people in the UK are living in areas that…