Covid: Sajid Javid defends timing of end to Covid rules and free tests

It is a historic moment, the health secretary says – but he warns we must be ready for more variants. Source link

CDC Defends New COVID Guidance as Doctors Raise Concerns

Jan. 5, 2022 – The CDC’s recently updated guidance on isolating and testing were tied to the public’s increased interest in testing, Director Rochelle Walenksy, MD, said during a White House briefing in Wednesday. Health officials recently shortened the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to 5, creating confusion amid an outbreak… Continue reading CDC Defends New COVID Guidance as Doctors Raise Concerns

Social care: Boris Johnson defends his plan amid criticism over the cost cap

New details emerged last week that charities have warned could hit poorer people the hardest. Source link

Cawston Park: Hospital owner defends its residential homes

The former operator of Jeesal Cawston Park says an inquiry’s findings do not apply to its homes. Source link

Blood inquiry: Former health minister defends blood products advice on Aids

A quote from Ken Clarke, as he was known at that time when he was serving in the government, was used in the press release and said: “It has been suggested that Aids may be transmitted in blood or blood products, there is no conclusive proof that this is so. Nevertheless I can well appreciate… Continue reading Blood inquiry: Former health minister defends blood products advice on Aids

NHS data strategy: Hancock defends data sharing plan

But Cori Crider, co-founder of Foxglove, which campaigns to stop abuse of digital technology, said the government took a “collect it all first and ask questions later” approach when it came to GP data and said the strategy included potential commercial uses of information. Source link

Covid-19: No 10 defends India travel ban timing amid variant fears

In England, six people or two households can meet indoors, with pubs, restaurants and cafes allowed to serve customers inside. Up to 30 people can meet outdoors. Museums, cinemas, theatres and sports stadiums can reopen, and indoor exercises resume. People can travel abroad to green list countries without needing to quarantine when they return. Source… Continue reading Covid-19: No 10 defends India travel ban timing amid variant fears

Serco: Test and trace firm's boss defends scheme

The boss of outsourcer Serco says there are now as many people being tested per week as vaccinated. Source link