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NHS trusts wrongly billing vulnerable migrants for maternity care, says charity

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NHS trusts are wrongly hounding vulnerable migrant women for payment of bills of thousands of pounds for maternity care, volgens 'n verslag. While some women who have been trafficked, persecuted in their home count...

Vulnerable patient’s death at private hospital is a ‘scandal’, says mother

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A mother whose son was among three people who died at a private hospital for people with learning disabilities said his death was a “scandal” as a report highlighted a series of failings. Ben King, 32, who had Down’s ...

‘Panic made us vulnerable’: how 9/11 made the US surveillance state – and the Americans who fought back

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On the morning of 11 September 2001, an 18-year-old was driving his white Honda Civic on the way to work as a freelance web designer. It was a beautiful day under a sparkling blue sky, and as he sped down Maryland’s R...

Vulnerable children at risk as England faces shortfall of 25,000 foster families

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England faces a 25,000 shortfall in foster families over the next five years, amid complaints of a lack of support for existing carers and a broken system that pits councils against private agencies for potential cand...

Simon Bridges’ memoir reveals the candid, funny, vulnerable person behind the stiff exterior

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He walked in the door at the same time as my cat, which heightened the impression that he looked like something the cat dragged in. It was the day after Simon Bridges had been rolled as leader of the National Party. I...

Sending the army into locked-down Sydney will leave the most vulnerable feeling angry and targeted

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The New South Wales government’s eventual decision to accept troops to enforce Covid-19 public health restrictions and door-to-door compliance reflects the depths of the alarming crisis it finds itself in when it come...

‘Hunger has returned’: Covid piles further misery on Brazil’s vulnerable

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Even before coronavirus, life was a struggle on Regeneration Street, a rubbish-strewn skid row on the north side of Rio de Janeiro. Cadaverous crack addicts probe dumpsters for scraps of food; crestfallen down-and-out...

UK children will not be offered Covid jab unless vulnerable

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Children in the UK will get a Covid vaccine only if they are over 12 and clinically extremely vulnerable or live with someone who is immunosuppressed, as scientists raised concerns about reports of inflammation around...

Ministers are forcing vulnerable people to shield again – with no support this time

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Boris Johnson dubbed today “freedom day”, but for many of the 3.8 million people in England who are clinically vulnerable, it will feel like anything but. With most of the remaining Covid restrictions lifted in Englan...

Covid’s coming home to vulnerable families

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My beloved daughter-in-law’s vital heart operation was cancelled as she was preparing to leave home for her surgery on Monday. The reason: staff shortages. For me this confirmed the present reality of the fears expres...

Covid 'vryheidsdag' beteken niks van die soort vir klinies kwesbare mense nie

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Toe die eerste afsluiting aangekondig is, dit was 'n verrassing om te ontdek dat ek van die beskermingslys van die regering weggelaat is. As die bewaarder van 'n onheilige alliansie van chroniese siektes, insluitend myalgiese encefalomiëlitis (EK ...

During Covid, to be ‘vulnerable’ is to be told your life doesn’t matter

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“Who do we not save?” In marker pen brainstormed on a whiteboard, these five words – from a government meeting in the early days of the pandemic and leaked last month by Dominic Cummings – say much about this governme...

Dominic Cummings says PM had no plan to protect vulnerable people from Covid

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Dominic Cummings ramped up his attacks on Boris Johnson on the eve of the former aide’s evidence session, accusing the prime minister of having no “serious plan” to protect society’s most vulnerable people from Covid....

PFA chairman John Mousinho: ‘The majority of footballers are really vulnerable’

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John Mousinho has had a 16-year career in the lower leagues and that gives him a particular perspective on those who play his sport. “Despite what a lot of people might think about football and footballers, the majori...

Vaccinate vulnerable global poor before children in rich countries, WHO says

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The WHO has urged wealthy countries to reconsider plans to vaccinate children against Covid-19 and instead to donate doses to poorer nations, while warning that the pandemic’s second year looks set to be more deadly. ...

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