Coronavirus doctor’s diary: Why are people stealing hospital supplies?

Image copyright Victor de Jesus Image caption John Wright spreading the message that people should stay at home March 29 2020 The Covid-19 outbreak has already brought a range of challenges for front line medical staff – shortages of equipment, doctors and nurses falling ill, and even thieves trying to break in and steal valuable

Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid

Image copyright James Tye/UCL Image caption CPAP devices are less invasive than a ventilator A breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care has been created in under a week. University College London engineers worked with clinicians at UCLH and Mercedes Formula One to build the device, which delivers oxygen to

Coronavirus NHS workers ‘told to close our eyes if patient coughs’

There’s huge anxiety in the NHS over coronavirus and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), Dr Guddi Singh says. The paediatrician, who is being drafted in to help adults who are sick with the virus, says the NHS is about to be flooded with Covid-19 patients. The government says it is increasing capacity for

Coronavirus: What we still don’t know about Covid-19

Image copyright Getty Images It feels like an eternity ago, but the world only became aware of the coronavirus in December. Despite incredible efforts by scientists around the world, there is still much we do not understand, and we are all now part of a planet-wide experiment trying to find answers. Here are some of

Coronavirus: Doctors urge ‘difficult conversations’ about death

Image copyright Getty Images People should talk to loved ones about their wishes if they were to become critically ill with coronavirus, a palliative care expert has said. Specialists in care for the terminally ill urged people to have “difficult conversations” about potential treatment and wishes after death. Baroness Ilora Finlay, of Cardiff University, said

Health workers on frontline to be tested in England

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichael Gove announced increased testing capacity for frontline workers Health workers on the frontline in England will start being tested this weekend to see if they have coronavirus, the government has announced. Tests will be rolled out to critical care doctors and nurses first followed by staff

Clap for Carers: The nation celebrates the work of the NHS and care workers

Image copyright Getty Images At 20:00 BST on Thursday, households across the UK stood on their doorsteps and balconies and applauded the efforts of the NHS and care workers in treating those affected by Covid-19. Image copyright Getty Images The initiative was devised by Annemarie Plas, from Brixton, south-west London, who was inspired by same

Coronavirus social distancing advice: What two metres looks like

The UK government is advising people stay home and only go out if they need to fetch food or medicine, to go to work if it’s essential or to exercise. Even when you leave your home, you need to practise social distancing and keep at least two metres away from other people to protect yourself

Clap for Carers: UK in ’emotional’ tribute to NHS and care workers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUK applauds health workers fighting to battle the coronavirus People around the UK have taken part in a so-called “Clap for Carers” tribute, saluting NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The Royal Family and the prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to their balconies

Coronavirus: ‘Act early to save more than 30 million lives’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many countries like India face a huge challenge during the virus epidemic More than 30 million lives around the world could be saved during the coronavirus pandemic if countries act quickly, a report from Imperial College London researchers suggests. The ideal strategy is to introduce widespread testing and strict

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