The paramedics risking their lives to help patients

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Published on May 2, 2020 by

Tributes have been paid to two members of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, who’ve died after contracting coronavirus.

The role of paramedics has become increasingly dangerous during the pandemic. They’re the first point of contact for patients who’ve become seriously ill with the virus.

Children are generally spared the worst effects of the illness. Scientists are trying to work out why that is and whether children can spread the infection, even if they don’t have any symptoms.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reports from Emma Vardy, on the frontline with paramedics in Northern Ireland, and Science Editor David Shukman.

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