Health

Britain being ‘held to ransom’ by people refusing to take vaccine, says top Tory MP

Credit: Reuters Simon Dawson/Liam Fox is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain January 30, 2020. By Jimmy Nsubuga Conservative MPs angry at the delay of the end of lockdown have spoken out. Boris Johnson on Monday delayed by a month his plans to lift the last COVID-19 restrictions in England after modelling showed thousands

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UK’s Johnson set to announce delay to end of COVID restrictions

A social distancing sign is seen amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Leicester, Britain, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers By Michael Holden British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday that the end of COVID-19 restrictions will be delayed by several weeks following concerns about a rapid rise of

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Congo president says Kinshasa hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ by coronavirus

African Union President and President of Congo Democratic Republic Felix Tshisekedi speaks during a joint news conference at the end of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies in Paris, France May 18, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS Hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa are “overwhelmed” by a rise in COVID-19 infections,

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Staff burnout in health and social care putting safety at risk, say MPs

NHS staff are 50% more likely than the general working population to experience high levels of work-related stress, research has found. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA By Denis Campbell Staff shortages piling pressure on workforce, threatening proper functioning of key services Burnout among NHS staff is prompting some to quit, causing medical blunders and putting patients’ safety

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Too soon to say if English lockdown will end June 21, Hancock says

British Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock speaks at a memorial tree planting ceremony at Oxford Botanic Gardens, following a G7 health ministers meeting, ahead of the G7 leaders’ summit, at Mansfield College, Oxford University in Oxford, Britain June 4, 2021. Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday

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Germany eyes possible fraud after surge in testing centers

In this Feb.25, 2021 file photo a man walks by a sign in the window of a Coronavirus testing center in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file) German authorities are investigating allegations of fraud involving the massive rollout of free coronavirus tests, which are being carried out now in converted cellphone stores, beauticians and art

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GPs warn over plans to share patient data with third parties in England

The medical histories of more than 55 million patients would be put into a database available to academic and commercial third parties. Photograph: Alamy By Sarah Marsh Doctors say NHS Digital’s proposals could erode the relationship between them and their patients Doctors have warned that plans to pool medical records on to a database and

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China says providing vaccines to almost 40 African states

Director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Africa Department, Wu Peng, center, takes part in a briefing at the Foreign Ministry in Beijing on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Wu told reporters on Thursday that China is currently providing COVID-19 vaccines to nearly 40 African countries and that the vaccines were either being donated or sold at

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Why Capitalism Is Bad For Public Health Systems in Africa

Health Health services are increasingly being outsourced to the private sector. Ever since African countries were compelled to accept structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and 90s, governments have been averse to social spending. As the years have progressed, African states have become relentlessly neoliberal in their governance approaches, a phenomenon that has had adverse

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India sets new global record of 414,188 daily Covid cases

Covid-19 Care Centre in New Delhi on India ( İmtiyaz Khan – Anadolu Agency ) Country’s confirmed infections reach 21.49 million as it battles one of the world’s worst outbreaks India set another global record for daily coronavirus cases Friday, registering over 414,000 infections in the past 24 hours. It marked the second consecutive day

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