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The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England is almost three times as many as at the end of August, official data shows. The new numbers from the NHS test and trace system show 19,278 new people tested postive between 10-16 September. Cases are now double the number recorded when the system was […]

What could we have done, practically, to have controlled COVID-19 better in the UK – if we had no restraints? Dr Julian Tang, a professor of respiratory sciences at Leicester University, explains what he would have done regarding lockdowns, restrictions and fines if he did not have the political and economic constraints our government has. […]

Boots has said it is no longer taking bookings for the flu jab “due to unprecedented demand”. Officials have warned that both influenza and COVID-19 could be circulating at the same time and have been urging people who are eligible to get vaccinated. People who get priority for the NHS jab include over 65s, those […]

A throng of clubbers stumbling out onto the streets of Soho is a common sight. But the last six months have seen numbers dwindle. The eager few remain, but tonight’s 10pm curfew on bars, pubs and restaurants has been described as the final nail in the coffin for the hospitality sector in London. The legendary […]

The NHS coronavirus contact tracing app has finally been launched in England and Wales after months of delay and questions about its effectiveness. The app was trialled first on the Isle of Wight and in the London Borough of Newham and was used to send alerts to users after someone had tested positive. It uses […]

Emergency accommodation provided during the coronavirus pandemic may have saved the lives of hundreds of homeless people, researchers estimate. A study by University College London (UCL) found that the use of hotels, increasing infection control measures in hostels and closing dormitory-style communal shelters possibly prevented 266 deaths linked to COVID-19. Thousands of homeless people, including […]