Friday Five

Hoarding of Covid-19 vaccine, NHS long waits and ‘significant’ allergic reactions to Pfizer/BioNTech jab – this week’s Friday Five

Are rich countries hoarding Covid-19 vaccine from the world’s poor? Most of the world’s poor will go without a coronavirus vaccine because rich countries are hoarding enough doses to immunise their populations three times over, an international watchdog has said. In the developed world, nations representing only 14% of the world’s population have already bought…

Friday Five

Mental health support, GP tension over vaccine rollout and new NHS transformation taskforce – this week’s Friday Five

£500m package to support mental health services in England In Wednesday’s spending review, Rishi Sunak announced a £500m package to support mental health services in England following increased demand for support during the pandemic. Vowing for rapid progress to tackle the backlog of adult mental health referrals, the Treasury has said that the majority of…