Coronavirus: How England lags behind other UK nations on testing

Image copyright PA Media Official data suggests testing for coronavirus per head of population in England has been considerably slower so far than that in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As of 8 April, 343 people have been tested per 100,000 of the UK population, according to the Department of …

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Coronavirus: What is intensive care and which patients need it?

Image copyright Science Photo Library Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) at St Thomas’ hospital in London. Downing Street says it is a precaution, on the recommendation of his doctors, should he need more complex care. What is intensive care? ICUs are …

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Coronavirus: Why healthcare workers are at risk of moral injury

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Moral injury is associated with veterans – but medical workers and frontline responders are at risk too It is widely known that veterans can return from war with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Far less appreciated is moral injury – a trauma wrapped up in …

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Coronavirus: ‘I know my life will not be saved in this pandemic’

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Coronavirus: Coming 5,000 miles to die for the NHS

More than 4,300 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus. Among them are frontline medical staff. Sirin Kale tells the story of two of them. The two men did not know each other, probably their paths never crossed, but in death they would find a strange …

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Coronavirus: What it does to the body

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus emerged in only December last year, but already the world is dealing with a pandemic of the virus and the disease it causes – Covid-19. For most, the disease is mild, but some people die. So how is the virus attacking the body, why …

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How much money do I need to save for my pension?

The amount you can save into a pension ultimately depends on what you can afford – but the longer you leave it the more you will need to save. Research regularly shows that we put ambitious targets on our hoped for income in retirement and then underestimate how much we …

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