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Dr Susan Hopkins cautions the 'pandemic is not over' – warning signs of infection

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Doctor Hopkins highlighted that “hospital admissions and cases of Covid have continued to rise” – and she expects to see “further increases”. The highest number of Covid cases remain high in the South West, with the lowest confirmed positive cases in the North East of the country. The official UK government website for data and insights regarding coronavirus demonstrates why Doctor Hopkins is concerned. Doctor Hopkins highlighted that “hospital admissions and cases of Covid have continued to rise” – and she expects to see “further increases”.

The highest number of Covid cases remain high in the South West, with the lowest confirmed positive cases in the North East of the country.

The official UK government website for data and insights regarding coronavirus demonstrates why Doctor Hopkins is concerned.

For example, the number of people testing positive for Covid in the past seven days has jumped by 8.5 percent.

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A new cough could a sign of Covid

For example, the number of people testing positive for Covid in the past seven days has jumped by 8.5 percent.

There has been more than 47,046 infections recorded in the past week.

Moreover, this increase in positive Covid cases is now translating into hospital admissions.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of patients admitted to hospital by 17.4 percent.

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While 52,759,213 people have had their first Covid vaccination, only 38,718,546 people have had their Covid booster (as of March 24, 2022).

If you need to complete your Covid vaccination, you can find a walk-in coronavirus vaccination site here.

And while Covid restrictions have been lifted in England, Doctor Hopkins still recommends “wearing a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces”.

Furthermore, as the weather has warmed up now we are in spring, it should be easier to socialise outside “where possible”.

Doctor Hopkins added: “Always observing good hand hygiene will also help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“Anyone with symptoms or a positive test should limit their contact with others as much as possible.”

Symptoms of Covid

The NHS has not swayed from the main three symptoms they outlined since the beginning of the pandemic.

These include a high temperature, meaning you feel “hot to touch on your chest or back”, and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

“This means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal,” the NHS elaborated.

Another symptom of Covid is a “new, continuous cough”, which means you are “coughing a lot for more than an hour”.

A new continuous cough could also mean you have “three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours”.

People are still strongly encouraged to get a PCR test and to self isolate at home until the results come back.



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Ruud van Nistelrooy makes next job decision as Man Utd plan coaching appointment

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That decision failed to pay off, however, with the Red Devils sacking Moyes after just 10 months in charge.

After the current West Ham boss came Van Gaal, who arrived with big things expected due to his past success at the likes of Barcelona and Ajax.

Giggs was hoping to get the Red Devils job himself, which was why he stayed, but both ended up leaving nearly six years ago.

When Jose Mourinho took over, he opted to maintain his close relationship with Rui Faria – who had previously worked under him at clubs such as Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Fair departed in the summer of 2018, though, with Michael Carrick then given a place on Mourinho’s bench.

Carrick stayed to work under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian also regularly picking up the thoughts of Phelan and Kieran McKenna throughout his spell in the dugout.

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High cholesterol: Blood pressure drug linked to significant reduction in good cholesterol

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“Though they’re commonly used to treat different forms of heart disease, beta-blockers can significantly reduce HDL levels.”

Among the beta-blockers that cause this are Corgard (nadolol), Inderal (propranolol), Tenormin (atenolol), Zebeta (bisoprolol).

These drugs are widely used in the treatment of angina, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, heart attack and high blood pressure.

But despite concerns about their effect on cholesterol, scientists stress that the benefits of beta-blockers far outweigh the risks.

VeryWell Health adds: “If your beta-blocker affects your cholesterol significantly, your doctor may lower your dose or switch you to a different medication.”



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Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez not on same page over Saudi Arabia GP after missile attack

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However, after a four-hour meeting between race officials and the teams, it was confirmed the race would go ahead despite the attack. It had been reported that a number of the competing drivers were concerned for their safety following the nearby explosion.

Despite this, an agreement was finally reached to race at 2:30am local time, after team chiefs left the lengthy meeting to confirm: “We will be racing.” A statement from Formula 1 confirmed Sunday’s race would go ahead as planned. It read: “Formula 1 has been in close contact with the relevant authorities following the situation that took place today. The authorities have confirmed that the event can continue as planned and we will remain in close contact with them and all the teams and closely monitor the situation.”

Unsurprisingly, there were a number of mixed views on whether the race should go ahead, and this is clearly apparent in the Red Bull setup. This comes after advisor Helmut Marko revealed that drivers Verstappen and Perez are not on the same page when it comes to racing.

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On the issue, Marko told Sky Germany: “Max is a bit more relaxed about it. Perez is a little bit scared, but when you live in Mexico City there’s not much more security. We have the pandemic, we have the war in Europe and now we have a missile attack 20 kilometres away. This is no longer normal or pleasant.”

Ahead of tomorrow’s race though, the Austrian advisor is firmly on the side of Verstappen and the race officials, supporting the idea of the race taking place. He commented: “I really think it’s the right thing to do. As I said, these drone attacks are common, I think. They have a very good defence system. Why this one didn’t work remains to be seen. It’s not the first drone, after all. But it’s the first one to strike on such a scale.”

The attack took place during Friday’s first practice session, and it was Red Bull’s star man Verstappen who was one of the first to realise something was wrong after reporting on his team radio that he could ‘smell burning’. Initially, the Dutchman thought the smell was coming from either his or one of his rival’s cars, however it then became clear that an explosion had taken place just a few miles from the track.

Giving an insight into Verstappen’s initial worries, Marko said: “Max radioed us, he thought his car had caught fire because there was an intense burning smell. We were informed a drone had been sent from Yemen. The Saudis have a defence system and for some reason the drone was not intercepted.”



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