Health

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Boris Johnson wears face mask in Commons for first time in months
PM’s move during budget speech signals shift in Covid stance as most Tory frontbenchers follow suit

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Pregnant women are being turned away from UK Covid vaccine clinics, experts warn
Members of JCVI say focus on those who have not had any jabs must take precedence over efforts to increase booster uptake

Jessica Elgot and Linda Geddes

26, Oct, 2021 @9:24 PM

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Covid measures ‘plan C’ has been discussed, senior official tells MPs
Chief scientific adviser for Department of Health refers to tougher proposal beyond ‘plan B’ that has ‘not been extensively worked up’

Nicola Davis Science Correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @5:52 PM

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What price human life? Overworked NHS staff have to answer this every day | Rachel Clarke
Politicians turn a blind eye to the Covid-ravaged NHS, but as winter hits, we’re forced to ask how many deaths are acceptable, says palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

26, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Hilary Mantel play to close amid Covid uncertainty
Royal Shakespeare Company cancels planned extension of The Mirror and the Light in West End

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @2:33 PM

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‘Plan B’ Covid measures could cost UK economy £18bn, documents suggest
Leaked documents by Treasury and Covid taskforce are based on five-month stint of home working in England

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Simply throwing money at the NHS won’t solve all its problems | Simon Jenkins
Billions will be wasted as long as the health service is hyper-centralised and disconnected from local authorities, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

26, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Facebook is ‘unquestionably making hate worse’, says whistleblower Frances Haugen – as it happened
Follow evidence to the joint committee of MPs and peers considering the draft online safety bill

Andrew Sparrow

25, Oct, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Sajid Javid ‘leaning towards’ mandatory Covid jab for NHS staff
Health secretary yet to make final decision on whether to bring NHS in line with care home sector in England

Sarah Marsh

25, Oct, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Covid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’
Senior scientists say problems at Immensa site show private firms should not be carrying out PCR tests

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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English local health chiefs urge extra Covid measures in break from guidance
At least a dozen officials have called for further precautions in their areas as government holds off on plan B

Jamie Grierson

23, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Act early on rising UK Covid cases or face harsher measures, Sage experts warn
Sage minutes show warning that earlier intervention would reduce need for more stringent and longer-lasting measures

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @3:54 PM

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