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Covid-19: Point of care test reports 94% sensitivity and 100% specificity compared with laboratory test

A point of care covid-19 test—which the UK government plans to roll out across the country—can provide results in 90 minutes with 94% sensitivity and 100% specificity when compared with standard...

Assisted dying: doctors challenge RCGP’s “irrational” interpretation of poll

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has been threatened with legal proceedings unless it reconsiders its “irrational” decision to continue to oppose any change in UK law to permit...

Covid-19: Minorities account for 78% of US deaths in under 21s, says CDC

The first US government review of covid-19 deaths in people aged under 211 has found that, of 121 such fatalities reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before 31 July, 94...

Covid-19 communication: planning ahead to help inpatients when key contacts can’t be present

We thank Gray and Back for their article on communication and covid-19.1 Conversations in our trust have increased and been complicated by the use of personal protective equipment. This particularly...

Let’s stop talking about covid-safe and covid-secure—it’s covid-mitigated

We have been in countless meetings that have included discussions about making the workplace covid-secure or covid-safe (or even covid-friendly).1 This language is problematic as “safe” implies that...

Covid-19: Testing service wasn’t prepared for increased demand, chief admits

England’s NHS Test and Trace service wasn’t prepared for the increased demand that has seen thousands of people unable to access tests, the head of the service has admitted.But Dido Harding insisted...

Covid-19: Point of care test reports 94% sensitivity and 100% specificity compared with laboratory test

A point of care covid-19 test—which the UK government plans to roll out across the country—can provide results in 90 minutes with 94% sensitivity and 100% specificity when compared with standard...

Assisted dying: doctors challenge RCGP’s “irrational” interpretation of poll

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has been threatened with legal proceedings unless it reconsiders its “irrational” decision to continue to oppose any change in UK law to permit...

Covid-19: Minorities account for 78% of US deaths in under 21s, says CDC

The first US government review of covid-19 deaths in people aged under 211 has found that, of 121 such fatalities reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before 31 July, 94...

Covid-19 communication: planning ahead to help inpatients when key contacts can’t be present

We thank Gray and Back for their article on communication and covid-19.1 Conversations in our trust have increased and been complicated by the use of personal protective equipment. This particularly...

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