Miss England gets Covid vaccine as she works as NHS doctor

The current Miss England winner has received her first dose of the Covid vaccine so she can continue to help saving lives as a doctor on the NHS frontline.  Dr Bhasha Mukherjee, 24, returned from India to the UK to answer the government’s call for retired and junior doctors back in April.  She has since … Read more Miss England gets Covid vaccine as she works as NHS doctor

Coronavirus cases dropped 15% to 330,000 in first week of lockdown – England

Coronavirus cases dropped 15 per cent during the first week of England’s lockdown, official statistics revealed today. NHS Test and Trace data shows 330,871 people tested positive across the country in the week ending January 13. For comparison, the figure stood at 389,191 in the first week of 2021. It is the first week-on-week fall … Read more Coronavirus cases dropped 15% to 330,000 in first week of lockdown – England

Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain

Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain, study finds In the study, researchers examined fruit flies’ brain activity and behaviour The neurons that govern flies’ sleep cycles are surprisingly similar to our own During deep sleep, the flies repeatedly extended and retracted their snouts  This pumping … Read more Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain

Almost 13 TIMES more over-60s have died from Covid in England’s hospitals

Almost 13 times more over-60s have died from coronavirus in England’s hospitals compared to those in younger age groups, official figures reveal. NHS England data shows 56,000 Covid deaths were recorded in over-60s by January 14 — but only 4,500 in the under-60s. The stark figures underline how the disease preys on the elderly, while … Read more Almost 13 TIMES more over-60s have died from Covid in England’s hospitals

‘It’s a life saver for me’: NHS staff rejoice as they are first inoculated at 24/7 vaccine hubs

Hundreds of people braved torrential rain to receive their priority Covid vaccines as the first 24/7 clinics opened today. Hospitals in Birmingham and Nottingham became the first to pilot round-the-clock jabs as the NHS rollout moves up a gear, with 24-hour hubs also opened in mosques and cinemas. Relieved community care officer Helen Cooper, 61, beamed: ‘It’s … Read more ‘It’s a life saver for me’: NHS staff rejoice as they are first inoculated at 24/7 vaccine hubs

January 12 was deadliest day of the pandemic so far with 1,110 fatalities in 24 hours

The UK has recorded its deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic, as the Government’s chief scientific adviser warned parts of the NHS were like a ‘war zone’. Official figures broken down by date of death showed that January 12 saw the highest number of victims recorded in a single 24-hour period – with 1,110 Covid-19 … Read more January 12 was deadliest day of the pandemic so far with 1,110 fatalities in 24 hours

NHS algorithm used to spot which Covid patients are most at risk of dying isn’t accurate

NHS algorithm used to spot people most at risk of dying or being admitted to intensive care performs ‘poorly’ on Covid-19 patients, study finds NEWS2 is an algorithm used almost universally across the NHS   It gives a score to a patient which indicates how likely they are to deteriorate  But King’s College London researchers found ‘poor-to-moderate’ performance when used … Read more NHS algorithm used to spot which Covid patients are most at risk of dying isn’t accurate

Heart-wrenching BBC documentary tells harrowing stories of disability hate crime in Britain

Shocking footage shows a disabled woman being heckled by her neighbours as she is accused of being a benefits cheat in a BBC2 documentary which detailed the harrowing disability hate crimes in Britain.  Targeted: The Truth about Disability Hate Crime from Richard Butchins, which aired tonight, featured testimonies from a group of disabled people, sharing … Read more Heart-wrenching BBC documentary tells harrowing stories of disability hate crime in Britain

Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Britain today recorded its deadliest day of the Covid pandemic for second day in a row with 1,820 more victims, as the overall death toll creeps ever closer to the grim 100,000 milestone. Department of Health data shows nearly 20,000 fatalities have been recorded in 2021 already, with today’s figure being a 16 per cent … Read more Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands ‘will start rolling out 24/7 Covid vaccines from TOMORROW’

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands will start delivering coronavirus vaccines round-the-clock from Thursday, it was claimed today. University Hospitals Birmingham and Sherwood Forest Hospitals in Nottinghamshire have been chosen to pilot the 24/7 method to see if it could work on a national level, the Health Services Journal reports. It’s not clear which of the trusts’ … Read more Two NHS trusts in the Midlands ‘will start rolling out 24/7 Covid vaccines from TOMORROW’