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The incredible battle against a vicious disease

[ad_1] Stay at home; protect the NHS; save lives. We have all heard it so often in recent weeks. But with the weather improving and Easter coming, many will be tempted to bend the guidance a little.A few hours in an intensive care unit, though, would end any lingering doubts social distancing is not really that important.With cameraman Adam Walker, I spent a day with medical staff at University College
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Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Most people with coronavirus will recover within about a week of getting symptoms and will not need medical care.But some people will need to be treated in hospital - including the prime minister. Boris Johnson, who is 55, is currently being cared for in St Thomas' hospital in London after his symptoms worsened. He has been receiving oxygen, but has not needed a ventilator machine
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Most coronavirus deaths occurring in hospitals

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Office for National Statistics has released new figures on the number of deaths involving coronavirus. The data gives us the most accurate picture of where deaths are occurring.Unlike the statistics we have heard about before now, these include every community death linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales. According to the data, which seven days, 539 death certificates mentioned coronavirus disease which is 4.8%
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Coronavirus doctor’s diary: The oxygen supply problem

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Shortages are dogging the fight against the coronavirus. At Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) it's still only possible to test six staff for the virus per day, consultants have been making their own personal protective equipment, and - as BRI's Dr John Wright reports - they're looking for ways to save oxygen.6 April 2020We are about a week away from the estimated peak of the epidemic.
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Coronavirus: Hospices warn they could close as virus hits fundraising

[ad_1] Image copyright Marie Curie Image caption Charities are warning hospices could close if funding is not found Hospices could close as they "cannot wait any longer" for emergency funding after the coronavirus lockdown hit fundraising, charities have said.Sue Ryder said it is facing a £12m gap in funds over the next three months while Marie Curie said it would need £30m to keep services running over the same period.Bosses
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Coronavirus: What is intensive care and which patients need it?

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) at St Thomas' hospital in London. Downing Street says it is a precaution, on the recommendation of his doctors, should he need more complex care. What is intensive care?ICUs are specialist wards set up to provide treatment and close monitoring for patients who are too seriously ill to be cared
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Coronavirus concerns delay treatment for cancer patient

[ad_1] Nick has terminal bowel cancer.He’s been told he won't receive chemotherapy for three months because it would put him more at risk of the coronavirus.He fears having the treatment taken away would shorten his life.Current NHS guidelines say cancer specialists should discuss with their patients whether it is riskier for them to undergo or to delay treatment at this time.Watch Panorama's 'Coronavirus: The Most at Risk' on Monday night
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‘Dial 999 for stroke emergencies despite coronavirus’

[ad_1] People who may be having a stroke should still call 999 for emergency medical care, even during the coronavirus pandemic, say UK experts. They are concerned that many are not seeking urgent help when they most need it, possibly due to fear of the virus or not wanting to burden the NHS.Any delay in seeking help can lead to disability or even death, warns the Stroke Association. Prompt assessment