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Covid: Fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'

Covid: Fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab'

Fake news is likely to be causing some people from the UK's South Asian communities to reject the Covid vaccine, a doctor has warned.Dr Harpreet Sood, who is leading an NHS anti-disinformation drive, said it was "a big concern" and officials were working "to correct so much fake news". He said language and cultural barriers played a part in the false information.A GP in the West Midlands told the BBC some of her South Asian patients had refused the vaccine when offered it.Dr Sood, from NHS England, said officials were working with South Asian role models, influencers, community leaders and...

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Covid: Many NHS staff 'traumatised' by first wave of virus, study shows

Covid: Many NHS staff 'traumatised' by first wave of virus, study shows

Many hospital staff treating the sickest patients during the first wave of the pandemic were left traumatised by the experience, a suggests. Researchers at King's College London asked 709 workers at nine intensive care units in England about how they were coping as the first wave eased.Nearly half reported symptoms of severe anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or problem drinking. One in seven had thoughts of self-harming or being "better off dead". Nursing staff were more likely to report feelings of distress than doctors or other clinical staff in the anonymous web-based...

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