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Dr Michael Watt: Neurologist no longer Belfast Trust employee – BBC News

Dr Michael Watt was at the centre of Northern Ireland’s biggest ever patient recall.

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‘Fourth tier’ of Covid restrictions beckons as scientists pressure Boris Johnson – Telegraph.co.uk

Prime Minister considers tighter measures, with half of UK population facing lockdown

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Hospitalisations have already breached “reasonable worst case” levels, the papers show, and minutes from Sage warned that the NHS is in danger of being overwhelmed without national interventions.
Discussions are ongoing about whether the tougher restrictions would be referred to as “Tier 4” or “Tier 3 plus”.
One senior Government source said: “In Tier 3 everything is up for discussion apart from schools, so ‘Tier 4’ is an odd concept in that sense.”
Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, said the…

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What are the potential exit strategies from Covid lockdown? – Telegraph.co.uk

Scientists have suggested five possible ways for the UK to emerge from restrictions and move back towards normality

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Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, said it was vital to drive numbers down and then stop reinfections from elsewhere.
“Either we live with daily restrictions and lockdown cycles, but we have open borders, or we close the borders and we largely get back to normal,” she said. “People have to make a choice. Do you want your summer holiday or do you want to go to the pub? Next summer will be the chance to clear it. 
“A vaccine isn’t going to be a silver bullet…

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Another surge in Gloucestershire’s daily coronavirus cases – Gloucestershire Live

There have now been over 4,000 positive tests reported across the county

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There has been a total of 86 new coronavirus cases reported across Gloucestershire today (October 30).
The latest positive tests reported by Public Health England at 4pm today indicate there have now been a total of 4,154 cases of the virus across the county since the beginning of the pandemic.
The biggest rise in positive tests over the previous 24 hours has been seen in the Cheltenham region, where 22 new cases have been recorded.
Stroud, Gloucester and Tewkesbury have seen rises of 16, 15 and…

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