When applied correctly they will form a seal, like a pair of swimming goggles, but get hot and stuffy, so most people are likely to try and open them at the sides to breathe better, defeating the purpose. … [Read more...] about How do face masks protect against coronavirus and when should I wear one?
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One senior NHS executive observed: “Ministers like people who, when they tell them to jump, ask: ‘How high?’ But Simon’s not like that, and that’s not how NHS England operates or was set up. This antagonism with Simon is part of them looking to pin the blame [for coronavirus pandemic failings] on somebody. It would be very convenient for them to say ‘doctors and nurses did wonderfully well – but the NHS bureaucracy and Public Health England let them down and need sorting out’.” … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson takes on politically perilous task in reorganising NHS
"In most cases, children seem to be less susceptible to the effects of coronavirus than adults, however we would encourage any parent who has a child suffering from an urgent or pressing health concern, such as chest pain and a persistent high temperature, to seek help by calling NHS 111 or - in the most serious cases - 999." … [Read more...] about Teens with symptoms of coronavirus-related illness sent ‘useless’ COVID-19 tests
The committee also heard from care recipients about the “tremendous psychological impact of being charged based on who you are”. They said it cannot be right that care for some conditions is covered by NHS funding and others, like Alzheimer’s disease, must be paid for by the families of those unlucky enough to suffer them. … [Read more...] about Care costs in England should be capped, says social care adviser