Coronavirus: Doctors face agonising life-death decisions

Coronavirus: Doctors face agonising life-death decisions. GETTY IMAGES Doctors are being told that, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, they will face "agonising choices" over who gets potentially life-saving treatments. The British Medical Association has issued ethical guidance for those working on the front line. The professional body says there needs to be an urgent public debate about the issue in these "unprecedented times". It warns that despite "heroic efforts" to boost capacity, the NHS may be overwhelmed. The government has ordered thousands of ventilators to help ease [...]

Coronavirus patients more likely to die may have ventilators taken away

Coronavirus patients more likely to die may have ventilators taken away New guidance from the British Medical Association says doctors could face "grave decisions" should hospitals become overwhelmed. The UK saw its biggest daily increase in coronavirus deaths since the outbreak began Coronavirus patients may have life-saving treatment withdrawn if others with the virus are more likely to survive, according to new guidance issued to UK doctors. Health workers could be forced to make "grave decisions" should hospitals become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the latest [...]

Coronavirus: Hospital staff ‘hiding’ protective equipment due to NHS shortages, say medics

Coronavirus: Hospital staff 'hiding' protective equipment due to NHS shortages, say medics. Some workers are said to be going off sick because they fear the provisions are inadequate. One doctor compared the situation to sending a soldier to war without the necessary equipment Hospital staff are hiding personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus outbreak due to shortages on the NHS frontline, medics have claimed. Some workers are said to be going off sick because they fear the provisions are inadequate - with [...]

Coronavirus: Self-isolating London man runs half marathon on balcony

Coronavirus: Self-isolating London man runs half marathon on balcony. Quarantine could not stop one London man from achieving his goal of running a half marathon while supporting a good cause. Time spent self-isolating can be quite repetitive, but Sam Hustler has taken this monotony to new heights. The 27-year-old is running a half marathon for charity on his four-metre-long east London balcony. That's roughly 5,500 lengths each way. Mr Hustler had planned to join 14,000 other runners for the London Landmarks Half Marathon on [...]

Coronavirus: UK lockdown measures in full – what’s closing, and how long it will last

Coronavirus: UK lockdown measures in full - what's closing, and how long it will last. Boris Johnson has set out a series of tough new measures in the fight against the coronavirus. Here is the new guidance in full. The PM announced the unprecedented measures in an address to the nation Boris Johnson has announced a raft of tough new measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Here, in full, is the government's guidance on what the prime minister has announced. NEW RULES ON [...]