Vitamin D to be delivered to millions of vulnerable people to help protect them from Covid

From next month, vitamin D supplements will be delivered to more than two million clinically extremely…

Everyone over 60 classed as ‘clinically vulnerable’ in second Covid lockdown

During the first lockdown, around two million people defined as “clinically extremely vulnerable” were given advice…

‘Extremely vulnerable’ will be asked to stay at home as Government abandons shielding

Charities said it was not fair that those who were furloughed from their jobs would get…

Flu deaths fall as ONS says many who would have been vulnerable died during first Covid wave

The ONS said the biggest change in mortality rates had been in flu and pneumonia, which…

Boris Johnson announces ‘most vulnerable’ to be prioritised for coronavirus vaccine rollout

Downing Street said there was an “enormous amount of planning and preparation in place” for the…

Lack of access to contact tracing app could leave elderly more vulnerable to coronavirus

University College London (UCL) reviewed 15 studies on contact tracing and found that apps do little…

Drug championed by Donald Trump to be trialed in UK among vulnerable groups

A trial of a drug championed by Donald Trump will be carried out in British communities,…

Does having cancer make me more vulnerable to coronavirus?

Senior doctors wrote to Matt Hancock this week calling for him to increase capacity in hospitals…

Fears for vulnerable children as those at risk of abuse become ‘out of contact’ during lockdown

The number of vulnerable children “out of contact” as a result of the lockdown is causing…

Some of UK’s most vulnerable not yet told they should be shielded from coronavirus

Some of Britain’s most vulnerable people, who should stay at home and be entirely shielded from…