Dangerously ill coronavirus patients are making “startling recoveries” in spite of being at “death’s door” after being given drugs that dial down the immune system, experts have said. Trials are taking place of several drugs that prevent a part of the immune system called the complement system from becoming over-activated. The drug furthest along in trials, […]
Millions of doses of an unlicensed flu jab have been bought for use in the UK in a bid to keep up with demand for vaccines. Britain has authorised the temporary use of Flublok – already licensed in the US – with health chiefs insisting it is safe and effective. ...
The figures showed a drop to 59.6 per cent, from 63 per cent in the previous week, in the proportion of close contacts of people testing positive who were reached – the worst weekly figure on record. Saffron Cordery, the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, said:...
Lockdown has led to a 50 per cent rise in children with mental health problems, NHS data suggests, amid warnings that isolation has been “toxic” for Britain’s youth. The figures from national research on more than 3,000 families found that one in six children were...
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