Covid: Number of patients on ventilators passes 4,000 for first time

Pressures on intensive care units are seeing one in 10 patients transferred to a different site.

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Covid: Gap between Pfizer vaccine doses should be halved, say doctors

Delaying second Pfizer doses to give more people their first is “difficult to justify”, says BMA.

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Covid-19: Nurses call for better masks to protect all staff

Inadequate PPE and a new variant may be putting the lives of nurses at risk, says nursing union.

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Infection level ‘very, very high’ and ‘extremely precarious’ – Prof Whitty

The chief medical officer warns that in some ages groups Covid cases may still be going up.

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New UK Covid variant death risk put into context by Sir Patrick Vallance

The UK chief scientific adviser says data suggests a higher death rate among those infected with the new variant.

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New UK variant ‘may be more deadly’

Emerging evidence suggests the variant that emerged in the UK may be more deadly as well as spread faster.

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Coronavirus: UK R number ‘between 0.8 and 1’

But the proportion of cases apparently caused by the new variant appear to be rising in most of the UK.

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Covid R rate: What is the R number and why does it matter?

Health experts keep discussing the value of R, but what is it and why does it matter?

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‘Record number’ of Covid intensive care patients transferred

Around one in 10 patients admitted to intensive care is now being sent to a different hospital.

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TikTok: GP posts videos to tackle vaccine fake news

Dr Nighat Araf records messages in Urdu and Punjabi, urging people to trust the Covid jab.

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