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Ambulance strikes: Elderly feel unwanted

Ambulance strikes: Elderly feel unwanted

Christmas, Explainers, Health
Image credit: Unsplash The Health Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced that elderly people who fall are unlikely to get an ambulance during the planned strike action.  Barclay, told Sky News that only "life-threatening conditions" will be covered during the industrial action. Paramedics and 999 operators from Unite, Unison and GMB unions will be striking on 21 and 28 December. Unions have confirmed that only category one emergencies, such as strokes and heart attacks will be covered. This comes amidst a range of other strikes planned for December. NHS nurses and RMT rail workers are also planning to strike. Janet Baker, 86, Harrow, is worried that if she has a fall, she won’t be able to cope without medical attention.  She said: “I live alone, my family is
Explainer: Why you need to put on a mask to prevent Coronavirus

Explainer: Why you need to put on a mask to prevent Coronavirus

Covid-19, Explainer, Explainers, Health, NHS
Since the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, the British government has been insisting on there is no need for regular people to wear masks unless they are really ill, taking care for patients or working in health care. There even were face mask banned for “misleading” claims and officials have urged more hand-washing to delay the spread of the virus.  The reasons given by them include: masks don’t offer significant protection from germs and the most efficient models need special fitting to work but normal people rarely wear it right. But most importantly, the shortage of face masks had put health-care workers who desperately need them into dangerous situation.  But in the States, which do not support general wearing just two weeks ago, now has a new policy. The