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Issue: 111 – 10 November 2020 Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine This could be the only good Covid-19 news we have had in a very long time. Regulators have still not approved the vaccine though, but allegedly this will happen soon. According to DHSC guidelines issued in September 2020, the top priority list for those being given the vaccine is older adults resident in care homes and care home workers, 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers, 75+, 70+. 65+, and high risk adults under 65. The Government has an agreement with Pfizer to buy 30 million […]
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What Impact Will the Second National Covid-19 Lockdown Have On Reducing Covid-19 Deaths? This of course must be one of the key questions. Seemingly no-one wants to predict a future lockdown-induced death rate figure. It’s probable that the Covid-19 death rate will not fall in November 2020 as those about to die will already be infected, unwell and in hospital. Some have estimated that the lockdown might cut down the Covid-19 infection rate by up to 75%. But with hospitals filling up with Covid-19, patients needing care for cancer, strokes and heart attacks might have their treatment delayed or cancelled […]
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Issue: 98 17 May 2020 The UK Now Has the 4th Highest Covid-19 Death Rate in the World Deaths/Million of Population UK: 495 Some countries which are much more densely populated than the UK have much lower Covid-19 deaths/million rates. These include Bangladesh (2), South Korea (5), India (2) and Israel (31). (Source Worldometer, 14 May 2020). Why has this happened? Who is responsible? Is new leadership now required in the UK? Covid-19 Care Commissioning/Purchasing/Supply Chaos Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, NHS England, Local Authorities, care homes and now DHSC/eBay are all purchasing Covid-19 supplies including PPE. Where is the […]
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