Coronavirus: Sharp rise in weekly coronavirus deaths in England and Wales, ONS data shows

Coronavirus: Sharp rise in weekly coronavirus deaths in England and Wales, ONS data shows  People walk past an NHS sign in London during the coronavirus pandemic Weekly deaths linked to coronavirus have risen to their highest level in England and Wales since the beginning of July, according to the Office for National Statistics. A total of 438 deaths were registered in the week ending 9 October with COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate. This is up from 321 deaths in the week to [...]

UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials

UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials. GETTY IMAGES Scientists around the globe are working on potential vaccines for coronavirus The UK is pushing ahead to be the first nation to carry out "human challenge" studies where up to 90 healthy people will be deliberately exposed to Covid. The trials, which could begin in January, aim to speed up the race to get a Covid-19 vaccine. The government is putting £33.6m towards the groundbreaking work. Safety will be a number one [...]

Equality gains in the UK risk being reversed by coronavirus, says EHRC

Equality gains in the UK risk being reversed by coronavirus, says EHRC Human rights watchdog says pandemic is hitting older people, ethnic minorities and the disabled the hardest. Street art in Deptford, south London by Deanio_X. Ethnic minorities are among those suffering disproportionately worse outcomes because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian Hard-won gains in equality and human rights in the UK are at risk of being reversed by the coronavirus pandemic, and society, the economy and living standards are [...]

Long Covid: St Annes man dies after cardiac arrest

Long Covid: St Annes man dies after cardiac arrest FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH Roehl Ribaya was "very funny and always joking around", said his friend Mark Delabajan  A man who was the last patient to leave Blackpool Victoria Hospital's intensive care unit during the first wave of Covid-19 has died. Roehl Ribaya, of St Annes, Lancashire, who spent 60 days in intensive care, is thought to have died from the long-term effects of the virus. His widow, nurse Stella Ricio-Ribaya, performed CPR on him when he [...]

Equality gains in the UK risk being reversed by coronavirus, says EHRC

Equality gains in the UK risk being reversed by coronavirus, says EHRC. Human rights watchdog says pandemic is hitting older people, ethnic minorities and the disabled the hardest  Street art in Deptford, south London by Deanio_X. Ethnic minorities are among those suffering disproportionately worse outcomes because of the coroanvirus pandemic. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian Hard-won gains in equality and human rights in the UK are at risk of being reversed by the coronavirus pandemic, and society, the economy and living standards are [...]