COVID-19 LATEST: UK trial could show results in as little as five weeks, chief medical officers say | News blog
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COVID-19 LATEST: UK trial could show results in as little as five weeks, chief medical officers say | News blog

Wednesday 6 May 12.35 If recruitment for the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial is kept above 1,000 patients per week, results on some of the treatments being tested could be available within 5-7 weeks, the UK’s chief medical officers (CMO) have revealed in a letter to NHS staff. The letter, which was signed by […]

Medical officers to formalise north-south coordination
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Medical officers to formalise north-south coordination

The chief medical officers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will sign a Memorandum of Understanding formalising co-ordination and cooperation between the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive this week. It comes as Tánaiste Simon Coveney held a teleconference with the Northern Ireland Secretary of State Brandon Lewis and Stormont’s leaders to discuss […]

Worldwide coronavirus cases soar, led by Italy and Spain
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Distillery makes hand sanitizer for London police officers on the front lines

#WATCH | We visited @Portobello_Gin this week to get the low down on how they’ve switched to producing hand sanitiser during COVID-19. Hand sanitiser is a crucial item for our officers and staff, especially those on the frontline who are patrolling the streets of London. pic.twitter.com/aduDioxqKc — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 31, 2020 Saphora Smith […]

Wales' chief medical officer's explanation for the spike in coronavirus around Newport
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Wales’ chief medical officer’s explanation for the spike in coronavirus around Newport

Wales’ chief medical officer has said why he thinks why one part of Wales has substantially more cases of coronavirus than the rest of the country. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, which covers Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire, has almost as many cases as the rest of Wales combined. Figures on Wednesday showed […]

A new star is born: Canada’s chief medical officers offer clarity in age of coronavirus - National
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A new star is born: Canada’s chief medical officers offer clarity in age of coronavirus – National

Day after day, premiers have announced new restrictions on Canadians’ civil liberties that they say are critical to limiting the spread of COVID-19. But it is the chief medical officers at their side who provide the science buttressing the calls for sacrifice. Some have become stars in their own right, displaying a kind of televisual […]

Meet Canada's chief medical officers
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Meet Canada’s chief medical officers

Day after day, premiers have announced new restrictions on Canadians’ civil liberties that they say are critical to limiting the spread of COVID-19. But it is the chief medical officers at their side who provide the science buttressing the calls for sacrifice. Some have become stars in their own right, displaying a kind of televisual […]