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Specialist Covid infection control scientist faces threat of deportation from UK

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An infection control specialist who has been offered a job as a senior NHS biomedical scientist to help tackle the pandemic is facing deportation by the Home Office, prompting fresh calls for a more “humane” approach ...

Teenager turned away from NSW hospital three times before dying of a severe infection

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A teenager dying of a severe infection and blood poisoning went to a New South Wales country hospital four times in 32 hours before his blood pressure and other basic readings were recorded, a coroner has heard. Alex ...

One dose of Pfizer or Oxford jab reduces Covid infection rate by 65% – study

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One shot of the Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduces coronavirus infections by nearly two-thirds and protects older and more vulnerable people as much as younger, healthy individuals, a study has foun...

Covid infection rates in UK ‘very encouraging’, says Neil Ferguson

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Recent data on Covid deaths and rates of infection in the UK are “very encouraging”, and though a third wave of infections was possible in late summer it was unlikely to overwhelm the NHS, the leading epidemiologist N...

Indian Covid variant: which countries have highest infection rates?

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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday the Indian Covid-19 variant was a global concern, with some data suggesting the variant has “increased transmissibility” compared with other strains. Outside India, the UK...

Perth hospital staff missed opportunities to help girl who died of infection, investigation finds

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Staff at Perth Children’s Hospital missed a “cascade” of opportunities to escalate the care of seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath as she succumbed to a fatal infection. The confronting finding is contained in a report by...

NHS says it can’t provide extra Covid vaccines in Blackburn despite infection rate

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The NHS cannot provide thousands of extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Blackburn with Darwen borough, despite it having the highest infection rate in the UK and a death rate almost a third higher than the national av...

Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

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Previous infection with coronavirus does not necessarily protect against Covid in the longer term, especially when caused by new variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests. Researchers at Oxford Unive...

Covid infection rates have risen steeply in Scotland, ONS data reveals

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Covid infection levels have risen steeply in Scotland and experts say the next few weeks will be crucial in monitoring the impact of the Delta variant across the UK. According to the latest data from the Office for Na...

Tokyo Olympics: Covid case found at athletes’ village, raising infection fears

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A person has tested positive for Covid-19 at the Tokyo Olympics athletes’ village, organisers said, adding to concerns about infections at the Games which begin next week. Tokyo 2020 chief Toshiro Muto confirmed on S...

Covid infection level in England falls to one in 75 people

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Coronavirus infection levels have fallen in England, figures have revealed, reflecting a recent decline in cases while questions have emerged over levels of the virus in vaccinated people. According to figures from th...

Infection rates are rising, yet the start of the new US school year gives me hope

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There is still a month on the clock until state schools go back in New York, but for plenty of kids in other states in the US – Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee among them – the autumn term started last week. Many scho...

Antibodies in breast milk remain for 10 months after Covid infection – study

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Breastfeeding women who have been infected with Covid-19 continue to secrete virus-neutralising antibodies into their milk for up to 10 months, data suggests. Besides emphasising the important role breastfeeding could...

12% of English pupils report continuing Covid symptoms weeks after infection

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More than one in 10 pupils and over a third of school staff with Covid continued to suffer symptoms four weeks after infection, according to new data which may shed some light on the scale of long Covid in schools in ...

Covid: 37% of people have symptoms six months after infection

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One in three people infected with coronavirus will experience at least one symptom of long Covid, a new study suggests. Much of the existing research into the condition – a mixture of symptoms reported by people often...

Covid booster shots important to stop infection, finds English study

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Scientists have urged eligible people to have Covid booster shots after a major survey in England found evidence of “breakthrough infections” more than three months after full vaccination. Researchers at Imperial Coll...

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