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Covid-19: Frontline doctors continue PPE fight

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 02 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2188

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  1. Alison Shepherd
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As the UK—including the prime minister—clapped for carers, doctors held a silent protest outside the Downing Street gates, laying a wreath for all the NHS workers who have died with covid-19.

It was not the first time that Meenal Viz (centre left) has demonstrated outside No 10. The clinical fellow in medicine, who works in a London hospital, held a solo vigil in April demanding effective personal protective equipment to keep her, her unborn baby, and colleagues safe.1 She has so far raised around £53 000 to try to win a judicial review of the government’s handling of PPE.

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