New study reveals the Covid patients most likely to suffer ‘long-haul’ symptoms

Coronavirus: New study reveals the Covid patients most likely to suffer 'long-haul' symptoms - and the findings are surprising. Women and people with a medical history of depression and anxiety were most likely to suffer 'long-Covid' fatigue PERSISTENT fatigue occurs in more than half of Covid-19 patients - regardless of the seriousness of their infection. A new study, carried out researchers in Ireland, examined 128 patients around 10 weeks on from clinical recovery from the virus. They found no association between severity of [...]

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission’s report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission's report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes, but some panel members say that’s a misinterpretation of their conclusion that much remains to be done to safeguard vulnerable residents. People in long-term care facilities represent less than 1% of the [...]

The government may release a coronavirus vaccine before it is fully licensed – here’s the law explained

The government may release a coronavirus vaccine before it is fully licensed - here’s the law explained A government consultation might mean the UK is able to distribute a vaccine before it has been licensed (photo: Shutterstock) The UK may release a vaccine for coronavirus before it is fully licensed, according to official documents. This is due to changes to licensing rules which will come into effect once the Brexit transition period is over. Currently, the responsibility for licensing a vaccine for [...]

Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy

Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy. The solutions were sold as a way to treat sufferers of Covid-19 Suppliers have been selling bleach as a remedy for coronavirus during the pandemic, a BBC investigation found. Secret recordings of two sellers revealed potentially dangerous mixtures were being touted as a way to treat people with Covid-19. One claimed her sales had increased following comments made by US President Donald Trump about the potential use of disinfectant as a treatment. She told the BBC her "health-related [...]

Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’

Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’. BY MEGAN FORD Care home nurses continue to struggle with access to coronavirus tests, with some reporting that results are “consistently delayed, inconclusive or even get lost”, according to a nursing union. The Royal College of Nursing has warned that, without proper testing and processes in place, the social care workforce and its residents “will be put at unnecessary risk”. “Some members have told us they are concerned testing results are consistently [...]