Covid infections rising again across UK – ONS

A form of Omicron called BA.2 is now the most common variant in most of the UK, figures suggest. Source link

Omicron: Rising numbers of NHS staff off work because of Covid

Ambulance queues When patients arrive at hospital by ambulance they should be handed over within 15 minutes. This data shows the proportion of ambulance patients who waited 30 minutes or more, in the week shown. It comes from daily situation reports which are published weekly during the winter in England. As this is fast-turnaround data,… Continue reading Omicron: Rising numbers of NHS staff off work because of Covid

Covid: Sajid Javid on rising cases of Omicron in UK

The health secretary says told MPs that vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given. Sajid Javid said the UK was entering winter in a “strong position” with falling numbers of hospital admissions and deaths. But he said the Omicron variant “spreads very rapidly” and he expected figures to… Continue reading Covid: Sajid Javid on rising cases of Omicron in UK

Hospitalizations Among the Vaccinated are Rising

Nov. 19, 2021 — Two top U.S. health officials say a growing number of fully vaccinated people who haven’t gotten a booster shot are being hospitalized with breakthrough cases of COVID-19. “What we’re starting to see now is an uptick in hospitalizations among people who’ve been vaccinated but not boosted,” Anthony Fauci, MD, the director… Continue reading Hospitalizations Among the Vaccinated are Rising

UK bucking trend of rising Covid cases in Europe

New infections remain steady in the UK, while some European neighbours are seeing steep rises. Source link

Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In his work with patients who have pancreatic cancer, Dr. Srinivas Gaddam was bothered by something that he was seeing. “There are some patients that you can’t stop thinking about because they’ve left a mark on you and you try your best to… Continue reading Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

Ros Atkins on… Rising Covid cases in the UK

Ros Atkins looks at why Covid infections are rising in the UK – and what should happen next. Source link

Covid: Bring back rules amid rising cases, urge NHS chiefs

Hospital bosses warn of a winter crisis but ministers have no plans for new measures in England. Source link

Covid: No 10 'keeping a close eye' on rising cases

But Boris Johnson says the rollout of a Plan B to control the virus in England has not been discussed. Source link

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase. Opioid overdose death rates among Black Americans jumped nearly 40% from 2018 to 2019 in four states hammered by the epidemic, researchers… Continue reading Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans