Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Officials expect the vaccine to be given emergency approval in the first two weeks of December. Source link
Infection rates are levelling off in England and Scotland and decreasing in Wales and Northern Ireland, latest data from the Office for National Statistics suggests. Source link
The NHS has introduced a test and trace schemes to help the UK lift lockdown measures and stop the spread of coronavirus.Thousands of contact tracers have been recruited to notify people - by email, text or by phone - if they've come into contact with someone with Covid-19....
Should I get a flu jab?The World Health Organisation and the NHS say getting a flu shot could help health services fight Covid-19 this winter.Certain groups who are most at risk from influenza can get the flu vaccination for free, but others will have to pay privately.But how...
The "twin threats" of flu and Covid mean more people than usual in England are being offered a jab. Source link
Greatest risk of passing the virus on is in the first few days of having symptoms, analysis suggests. Source link
A woman who was "almost killed" by swine flu as a teenager 10 years ago says she wants young people to start taking viruses, including Covid-19, more seriously.Saffra Monteiro, 26, from Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, believes she contracted H1N1 from someone who sneezed on her at a GP surgery...
By Nick Triggle, Rachel Schraer and Phil KempBBC Newsimage copyrightGetty ImagesJust half of close contacts given to England's NHS Test and Trace are being reached in some areas, a BBC investigation has found.Exactly six months after Boris Johnson promised a "world beating" contact tracing system, it can be...
The device uses AI to analyse urine samples and detect disease. Source link
Steroids, including dexamethasone, are the only drugs proven to be save lives from Covid-19 and they tend to calm the whole of the immune system. Tocilizumab targets specific parts within that complex system. Source link