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Britain Reports Highest Ever Daily COVID Case Count

The Guardian reports: The UK has recorded a dramatic jump to more than 53,000 Covid-19 cases – its biggest ever daily case count, one day after it crossed 40,000 cases for the first time. Cases have been on the rise as the fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus makes its presence felt. The UK recorded 53,135 new daily infections, as well …

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Britain’s NHS Tells Hospitals To Expect Vax In 10 Days

The Guardian reports: Hospitals have been told to prepare for the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine in as little as 10 days’ time, with NHS workers expected to be at the front of the queue, the Guardian has learned. NHS bosses said hospitals in England could expect to receive their first deliveries of a vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech as soon …

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Queen Knights WWII Vet Who Raised $41M For NHS

NBC News reports: The WWII veteran who raised millions for Britain’s National Health Service during the coronavirus pandemic was bestowed the highest of accolades on Friday receiving knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Sir Tom Moore, whose fundraising campaign captured the hearts of the country, met with the Queen at Windsor Castle for a private ceremony with members of his family. …

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Johnson Warns NHS May Soon Be “Overwhelmed”

Reuters reports: Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) could be “overwhelmed” by the coronavirus like the Italian health system in just two weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned in the face of rising numbers of deaths. In comments carried in the Sunday Telegraph and other Sunday newspapers, Johnson again urged Britons to stay at home to stop the spread of …

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Britain: New HIV Cases Have Dropped 71% Since 2012

The BBC reports: The number of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK has dropped substantially since 2012, according to figures released by Public Health England. Gay and bisexual men have experienced the most dramatic decline in new infections, with rates falling by 71%. It has been attributed to a rise in the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Campaigners are …

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BRITAIN: NHS Rejects PrEP For Second Time

The BBC reports: NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a “game-changer” drug treatment that can prevent HIV, angering HIV charities which had been campaigning to reverse the decision. The NHS is standing firm and says it has no responsibility to provide the treatment, known as Prep. It says the onus should fall on local authorities instead. Charities have …

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BRITAIN: NHS To Reconsider Providing PrEP

Patrick Strudwick reports at Buzzfeed: The NHS in England is to reconsider its controversial decision not to provide the drug that prevents HIV, BuzzFeed News can reveal. Faced with the threat of legal action by one of Britain’s leading HIV charities, NHS England’s lawyers have said that a dedicated committee will meet next month to look again at the pronouncement. …

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