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Covid-19: Keeping schools as safe as possible

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The BMJ - A growing menu of effective measures can and should be deployed A year into the pandemic, and confronted with continued resurgence in transmission, over...

Preventing family from visiting patients with covid-19 is unnecessary, cruel, and inhumane – The BMJ

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The BMJ - We can do better for our patients and their families, says Ammar Waraich I am a medical registrar in the NHS, caring daily for...

  • "Families live in anxiety and lose family members very suddenly and unexpectedly, with bitter regrets about not saying goodbye. I think we can do better for our patients and their families than this." @ammarwaraich on blanket visitation rules during covid https://t.co/sGyB4gormF

Closing schools is not evidence based and harms children

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The BMJ - Keeping schools open should be the UK’s top priority Some 8.8 million schoolchildren in the UK have experienced severe disruption to their education, with...

  • “Children have least to gain and most to lose from school closures This pandemic has seen an unprecedented intergenerational transfer of harm and costs from elderly socioeconomically privileged people to disadvantaged children” Our editorial @bmj_latest https://t.co/lw7tSBugTN

John Puntis: We need a people’s covid-19 inquiry now – The BMJ

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The BMJ - In a powerful plea for justice, Kamran Abbasi suggests in an Editorial in The BMJ that the consequences of government mismanagement of the coronavirus...

  • "We aim to give a voice to all those crying out for accountability. To this end we are launching the People’s Covid Inquiry—to find answers to the questions the government lacks courage even to ask." @keepnhspublic https://t.co/RkdiwIQSN8

Covid-19: Pfizer BioNTech vaccine reduced cases by 94% in Israel, shows peer reviewed study

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The BMJ - The Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine produces as good results in the “real world” as have been previously documented in randomised trials. A case control...

  • The Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine produces as good results in the “real world” as have been previously documented in randomised trials, finds a case control study, which has been peer reviewed and published in @NEJM https://t.co/j6PPUxfeCd

NHS and social care workforce planning is a “joke,” says former health secretary

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The BMJ - The government’s decision not to publish precise figures on what workforce numbers are needed in coming years for the NHS and social care means...

  • The government’s decision not to publish precise figures on what workforce numbers are needed in coming years for the NHS and social care means that current workforce planning is a “joke,” according to former health secretary Jeremy Hunt https://t.co/dnGmC0NOC7

Covid-19: Judge caps costs that campaigners will have to pay for PPE court action

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The BMJ - Campaigners taking the UK government to the High Court over the award of huge contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) without advertisement or competition...

David Oliver: We can support primary care without blaming hospital doctors

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The BMJ - At the end of 2020, delegates at the local medical committee (LMC) conference of GPs backed a motion demanding “financial sanctions” against hospitals that...

  • "I completely understand GPs’ complaints that some hospital doctors seem not to understand the pressures on GPs or respect their equal value," says @mancunianmedic. "I’m not sure, however, that a hostile stance is the way to solve the problem" https://t.co/nrVljVuFgK

Modelling the pandemic

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The BMJ - Over-reliance on modelling leads to missteps and blind spots in our response The coronavirus pandemic has revealed much about public policy, including the extent...

  • If it's raining outside but modelling tells you it's sunny, do you believe what you can see and the clear data? Triangulation of modelling, observational data, & common sense is vital. More complex doesn't mean more accurate. https://t.co/QWzVQ5ZTkO

Staff wellbeing: NHS England expands support with 40 hubs

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The BMJ - NHS staff in England will be able to access evidence based mental health services from 40 hubs nationwide, NHS England has said. Care will...

  • NHS staff in England will be able to access evidence based mental health services from 40 hubs nationwide, NHS England has said. Care will be provided free of charge, and the hubs will proactively contact staff groups who are most at risk https://t.co/F0IFAVwREE @Abi_Rimmer