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How Boris Johnson tried to run the country from his coronavirus sickbed

How Boris Johnson tried to run the country from his coronavirus sickbed

For 10 days Boris Johnson had done his best to present a brave face to the world as he fought his own personal battle against the coronavirus that has brought Britain to its knees.

Almost as soon as he started to complain of symptoms a week last Thursday he was insisting that it was business as usual, chairing a meeting of companies making NHS ventilators by conference call.

That Thursday evening, March 26, he took part in the first “clap for the NHS”, standing outside his new home alongside Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, in Downing Street.

The following morning he chaired his regular meeting of the coronavirus “war Cabinet” of top ministers before disclosing his condition in the first of several video updates for social media.

“Be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team and lead

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What we can learn from the world’s super-isolators

What we can learn from the world’s super-isolators

When the country was put into extreme lockdown on the 23 March, researchers at the University of Sheffield and Ulster University reported a steep rise in depression and anxiety just one day after the lockdown was announced.  Two weeks later and many more of us will be...

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Social distancing and self-isolation have become the new buzzwords of the coronavirus outbreak. Two words that had barely ever been used prior to the pandemic. But what do they mean and how should you follow the advice? What is social distancing? This is what anyone...

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Since Covid-19 emerged at the beginning of this year in China it has caused widespread devastation globally - infecting more than 1,273,000 people and killing 69,400. There are cases in nearly every country in the world and even the most sophisticated health systems...

How Boris Johnson tried to run the country from his coronavirus sickbed

For 10 days Boris Johnson had done his best to present a brave face to the world as he fought his own personal battle against the coronavirus that has brought Britain to its knees. Almost as soon as he started to complain of symptoms a week last Thursday he was...

Can exercise boost my immune system? How much to do without making yourself ill

It’s now two weeks since the lockdown started in the UK, on March 23. One of the only reasons we can leave home is for a daily dose of exercise. But before you lace up your trainers to join the newly enthused hordes of runners now pounding the pavements, it’s worth...