A survey of 32,000 care home residents by the Data Analysis Bureau found that only 61.9 per cent of them had been tested for Covid-19 in the month leading up to October 13. Every volunteer given a double-dose of state-owned firm Sinopharm’s vaccine, dubbed BBIBP, made antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Currently, only doctors, pharmacists and some nurses are legally allowed to administer vaccines in the UK. But new laws passed today give the ability to more health workers, including physios.
It is concerned with the impact of better health on development and poverty reduction, and conversely, with the impact of development policies on the achievement of health goals. In particular, it aims to build support across government for higher levels of investment in health, and to ensure that health is prioritized within overall economic and development plans. In this context, ‘health and development’ work supports health policies that respond to the needs of the poorest groups. WHO also works with donors to ensure that aid for health is adequate, effective and targeted at priority health problems. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more.
Now it’s easier than ever to organise and access your important health information. The Health app consolidates data from your iPhone, Apple Watch and third-party apps you already use, so you can view all your progress in one convenient place. See your long-term trends, or dive into the daily details for a wide range of health metrics. As covid wave two crashes on to the North of England, HSJ Health Check discusses the last minute scrambles in the NHS to deal with admissions, try to protect elective care, and provide mass testing for staff. Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.
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