Coronavirus: What’s going wrong in Sweden’s care homes?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sweden’s Prime Minister has admitted the country has not done enough to protect the elderly Care home residents account for nearly half of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Sweden. Some healthcare workers believe an institutional reluctance to admit patients to hospital is costing lives. …

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Fault warning for Emerade 500 adrenaline pens

Image copyright Getty Images People carrying Emerade 500 microgram adrenaline auto-injector pens should return them and get hold of a prescription for a different brand. A fault has been detected in the pens, meaning the dose of adrenaline may not be delivered when needed for people with severe allergies. The …

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Coronavirus: Does lockdown easing ‘follow the science’?

Image copyright Getty Images Policymakers say they are following the science on coronavirus. So what does science say about easing lockdown rules? Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a provisional plan to start easing restrictions in England using “baby steps”. Changes will be gradual to avoid the risk of …

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Coronavirus: How many people have died in the UK?

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people who have died because of Covid-19 is nearly twice as high as the figure we hear announced every day. By 1 May, the number of coronavirus deaths announced by the UK government was just over 28,000. Looking back at death registrations filed …

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