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Government ‘drops pledge to test everyone in care homes for coronavirus’ – Telegraph.co.uk

The decision would roll back on a promise to test more than two million residents and staff in care homes

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The Government has abandoned a pledge to regularly test all people in care homes from this summer, it has been reported.
In a memo sent to local authority chief executives on Friday and reported by The Sunday Times, the governments adult social care testing director said the promise was being dropped. 
Previously advised timelines for rolling out regular testing in care homes were being axed because of unexpected delays, Professor Jane Cummings said.
The decision, which would throw into chaos…

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Public health expert warns North East is just a small step away from new Covid outbreak and lockdown – Chronicle Live

Prof Eugene Milne has urged people not to become complacent in combating the virus, after figures were revealed showing our region has the lowest R rate in the country

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The North East is just a small step away from a serious new outbreak of Covid-19, Newcastles public health chief has warned.
Prof Eugene Milne has urged people not to become complacent in combating the virus, after figures were revealed showing our region is thought to have the lowest R rate of infection in the country.
The public health expert has reiterated that we are by no means in the clear of the pandemic crisis and that the prospect remains of local councils having to re-impose strict l…

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People who get dizzy when standing up have raised risk of dementia, expert claim – The Sun

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PEOPLE who get dizzy when standing up may have a raised risk of dementia, say experts.
The light-headedness comes from a sudden drop in blood pressure.
People who experience dizziness when standing up could you have an increased risk of developing dementia years later, experts findCredit: Getty Images – Getty
A new study found a link with dementia only in people who have a drop in their systolic blood pressure.
Those with only a drop in their diastolic blood pressure or their blood pressure…

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Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll nears 100,000 as Australia struggles to contain cases – The Guardian

Anti-Bolsonaro protests as Brazil cases near 3m; Australian state of Victoria reports 12 more deaths; Italy cases soar. Follow the latest, live

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One in six people in the UK say they are unlikely or definitely will not get a Covid-19 vaccination when one becomes available, according to a survey by Kings College London and Ipsos Mori.According to PA, the survey results reflect a greater scepticism about science and authority, and reduced concern about the pandemic.PA reported:The study, based on 2,237 interviews with UK residents aged 16-75, found that one in five (20%) would be fairly likely to have a coronavirus vaccine if one becomes av…

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