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Covid-19: Doctors’ leaders call for revised PPE guidance to reflect new variants

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The BMJ - Medical leaders have urged Public Health England to strengthen its guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) to reflect the more transmissible forms of SARS-CoV-2...

Covid-19: Norway investigates 23 deaths in frail elderly patients after vaccination

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The BMJ - Doctors in Norway have been told to conduct more thorough evaluations of very frail elderly patients in line to receive the Pfizer BioNTec vaccine...

  • Doctors in Norway have been told to conduct more thorough evaluations of very frail elderly patients in line to receive the Pfizer BioNTec vaccine against #COVID19, following the deaths of 23 patients shortly after receiving the vaccine https://t.co/UK5mD1YLfk

The risk of long covid must be a primary consideration in policy decisions – The BMJ

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The BMJ - Dear prime minister, In your address to the nation on 4th January 2021 you said the following regarding the vaccination programme: “By the middle...

  • "Please make #LongCovid a primary consideration in your policy decision making for lifting restrictions...The availability of a vaccine does not mean that we can relax containment measures" @LongCovidSOS https://t.co/wkcAPJX2wz

Covid 19: Widening divisions will take time to heal

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The BMJ - We live in an ever more divided world. Divisions between rich and poor, privileged and vulnerable, were already growing before the pandemic. With the...

  • "Vaccination of healthcare workers should be prioritised for safety and morale, and to reduce hospital acquired infection...Please let us know if you are having difficulty getting vaccinated" @fgodlee https://t.co/KZixJeO9Nh

Jane Dacre: Doctors must be protected as pressure on health service grows – The BMJ

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The BMJ - On 2 November 2020, just before the third national lockdown, Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister warned that if the NHS is overwhelmed we...

Covid-19: Japan declares second state of emergency as Asia struggles with virus surge

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The BMJ - Japan has declared its second state of emergency regarding covid-19, as the number of daily infections surged to seven times that of the first...

  • Japan has declared its second state of emergency regarding covid-19, as the number of daily infections surged to seven times that of the first and Tokyo hospitals reported nearly 80% occupancy https://t.co/Eky2L6ER63 @munkeatlooi reports

Covid 19: Widening divisions will take time to heal

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The BMJ - We live in an ever more divided world. Divisions between rich and poor, privileged and vulnerable, were already growing before the pandemic. With the...

  • "Money being squandered on mass testing of asymptomatic people would be better spent on practical support for those unable to self-isolate, at the very least providing free accommodation and income support." @fgodlee https://t.co/dyzxjQQKXj

Covid-19: When to start invasive ventilation is “the million dollar question”

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The BMJ - Options for ventilating covid-19 patients have expanded since the first wave of the pandemic, but doctors are unsure of the best management pathway because...

  • Options for ventilating covid-19 patients have expanded since the first wave of the pandemic, but doctors are unsure of the best management pathway because evidence is lacking. @ingridtorjesen reports https://t.co/JnxWNiu5w0

How the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine was made

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The BMJ - Andrew Pollard has been leading the Oxford vaccine clinical trials in the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. He tells Elisabeth Mahase how the Oxford...

  • "Surveillance is going to be critical in the year ahead to make sure we’re not in a position where, at the point of population immunity, the virus escapes. And if it does, we need to know that, so that we can redesign the vaccines" @ajpollard1 @emahase_ https://t.co/y7kfRc8Buc

Cauda equina syndrome

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The BMJ - ### What you need to know A 42 year old woman presented to an out-of-hours general practitioner with a five day history of low...

  • The clinical features of cauda equina syndrome are those of loss of bladder and urethral sensation, and alteration of saddle sensation in someone who usually also has unilateral or bilateral sciatica. How can you spot this easily missed condition? https://t.co/WONVhyGy7A