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Decisions on coronavirus must be guided by ethics and not just science

The mantra from ministers is “we follow the science”. But the increasing failure to serve all people of the ­nation equally suggests there should be another and equally important mantra – “we follow the ethics”. I’m increasingly disturbed by the unfairness in the way the Government is tackling the pandemic. Its lack of transparency about… Read More »

Coronavirus: Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England’s shops

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July. Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government has announced. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it would “give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections… Read More »

Coronavirus: Dementia patients ‘deteriorating’ without family visits

Relatives of care home residents with dementia should be treated as key workers, leading charities say. In a letter to the health secretary, they write that the care given by family members is “essential” to residents’ mental and physical health. They argue the current limits on visitors have had “damaging consequences”. They want visits to… Read More »