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Public Health England: ‘UK learning to live with Covid’

Vaccination, testing and new treatments should mean fewer restrictions and lower chances of lockdowns if Covid infections increase, Susan Hopkins of Public Health England told the Andrew Marr programme. Professor Hopkins did not rule further lockdowns this winter if the NHS becomes overwhelmed, but said that new ways of managing the virus that were not […]

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UK Covid infections rise as Delta variant dominates

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency said: “Cases are rising rapidly across the country and the Delta variant is now dominant. The increase is primarily in younger age groups, a large proportion of which were unvaccinated but are now being invited to receive the vaccine. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57525891

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Cardiac arrest survival chances are improved by study

“It’s long been thought that cooling patients bodies after their hearts have stopped would improve survival and would improve their outcomes, but in fact this (study) suggests cooling to those low temperatures isn’t helpful,” said Dr Matt Morgan, who led the study in Wales. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57504656