Analysis: new tool factors in socio-economic backgrounds and those with multiplicity of health problems Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe shielding list in England is about to almost double, as 1.7 million people are added to the 2.2 million who have already been advised to stay home at all costs because of their increased risk of becoming severely ill should they catch Covid-19.It’s not a recommendation anyone would wish for. Everyone has had enough of their own four walls. But for some it will be a relief. It means they will be supported, with statutory sick pay,with people to deliver their medicines and get their shopping for them. And in the case of around 800,000 who are under the age of 70, it means they will move into the current priority group for vaccination. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/16/qcovid-how-improved-algorithm-can-identify-more-higher-risk-adults
Author : Sarah Boseley Health editor
Publish date : 2021-02-16 18:42:44
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