"We're not going to arrest our way out of the situations like this, but what I can be clear about is if these situations do descend into chaos and violence and disorder, which is completely unacceptable, we will take a much more thorough and a robust position," he warned. … [Read more...] about Police pelted with objects in third day of illegal London rave shutdowns
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Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: "The government's commissioned review by Public Health England needs to be concluded as soon as possible in order for us to make sense of why this dreadful virus is impacting so adversely on the BAME community and, most importantly, what needs to be done to urgently protect them." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Review into impact of COVID-19 on BAME community delayed again
We spoke about nature and the universe, and we were both gracious about our different opinions — it shows you can debate without ranting as so many do online nowadays. Not that I would ever rant, because I have respect for Rachel. There is always a way to talk things through calmly. … [Read more...] about Who’ll find love on our virtual date? This week it’s Rachel, 45, and John, 56, but will romance be on the cards?
By the time the schools closed in late March, my GP consulting room in Edinburgh had been emptied of clutter, its surfaces rendered easy to wipe down with disinfectant. It felt as if the decks had been cleared. There are almost 4,000 patients at my practice on the south side of the city, close to the university. As the lockdown began, my colleagues and I were spending our time phoning two or three hundred of the frailest, as well as the 30 or so who had been advised by the government to “shield” from the virus until July at least. On the phone we made sure they understood the advice to stay in and that they had arranged food deliveries for the coming weeks. We checked they had a “key information summary” – an electronic précis of their principal medical issues – available for paramedics, A&E and hospital staff to access should they become unwell. … [Read more...] about ‘The past six weeks have been unlike anything I’ve known’: a GP on how the pandemic has changed his work
Following weeks of speculation, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today that people returning to or visiting England from around 60 countries and overseas territories deemed to have low rates of coronavirus, such as Spain and France, will not need to self-isolate. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UPDATES: Lockdown easing ‘absolutely not risk free’, scientist warns