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Showcasing BBC Radio 5 Live's news specials, including in-depth interviews.

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Showcasing BBC Radio 5 Live's news specials, including in-depth interviews.

    Covid-19: WHO chief scientist answers your questions

    Covid-19: WHO chief scientist answers your questions

    Following what’s thought to be the first case in Wuhan Province last December, Covid-19 is now present in 216 countries around the world. Almost a million people have died according to the World Health Organization.

    So where are we now? What about the health impact of the economic fallout? Are political leaders getting it right around the world? How are developing countries coping? And what might winter look like?

    5 Live's Nicky Campbell put listeners' questions to World Health Organization chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan (pictured) and the BBC’s medical editor Fergus Walsh.

    • 50 min
    Social gatherings: Will you follow the new rules?

    Social gatherings: Will you follow the new rules?

    As the government announces stricter measures on meeting friends and family in England, 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell asks listeners: Is it your civic duty to get behind the rules - and ensure others do the same.

    This programme was recorded before First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced similar rules for Scotland.

    • 49 min
    Care homes during Covid-19: Your experiences

    Care homes during Covid-19: Your experiences

    Nicky Campbell speaks to 5 Live listeners about their experiences of care homes during lockdown.

    The phone-in was inspired by a call from Lynn in Trafford - because of local lockdowns in her area she cannot visit her husband who has dementia and lives in a care home. She told us honestly and eloquently how she feels she is letting her husband down - unable to be there for him. She described the situation as 'inhuman'.

    • 48 min
    Back to School: Your Questions Answered

    Back to School: Your Questions Answered

    As pupils start to return to school in England, Nicky Campbell puts your questions to BBC Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys and specialist in outbreak disease control, Nathalie MacDermott.

    • 47 min
    How is the pandemic affecting cancer care?

    How is the pandemic affecting cancer care?

    How might the pandemic affect the numbers of those seeking treatment or being diagnosed for cancer in the future?

    Stephen Nolan talks to people who have been undergoing cancer treatment during the Covid-19 lockdown.

    • 29 min
    Schools Minister on exam algorithm problems

    Schools Minister on exam algorithm problems

    Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP speaks to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell about the government’s exam algorithm, which downgraded around 40% of last week's A level results, leading to a public outcry and concerns about GCSEs.

    This was originally broadcast on 5 Live Breakfast on Thursday, 20 August 2020.

    • 16 min

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