Channel 4 Dispatches

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"Think of it as everything is contaminated all the time, every time, always." Leading infectious disease expert Dr. Bharat Pankhani has been urging the public to minimise the dangers posed by COVID-19 since January. He explains how the virus spreads.

“The likelihood is my life will be shortened through this.” Mum of 2, Beth is one of many people who has had cancer treatment cancelled as hospitals in England have been told to suspend all non-urgent elective surgery.

“You wouldn’t send your soldiers into battle without a bulletproof vest.” Medical workers are on the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus. But are they being given the life-saving equipment that they need?

Today we heard the news that 'Lean on Me' and 'Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers sadly passed away aged 81. We want you to play or sing 'Lean on Me' as a tribute to Bill to feature in our film. Guide track, lyrics & instructions on how to upload:

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“If you are irresponsible enough to think that you don’t mind if you get the flu, remember it’s not about you - it’s about everybody else.” Intensive care specialist Professor Hugh Montgomery explains why this coronavirus is different from the ordinary flu.

THREAD: 1/10 Dispatches has found that secret meetings have taken place between senior civil servants and representatives of US pharmaceutical firms where the price the NHS pays for its drugs has been discussed.

8 year old Courtney and her family live off £5 a day - they rely on a food bank to eat and wear coats to bed when there's no money for heating. This is Britain today, where more than 4 million children are growing up in poverty.

"We try not to eat a lot in one day, even though most of us are really hungry." Almost 1 in 3 children in the UK are now growing up poor, like Cameron and his two sisters whose family rely on a food bank to help fill the fridge.

Dispatches discovers how Donald Trump’s allies and US drug giants want to force the NHS to pay more for US medicines. Tahir Amin is a British lawyer based in America who is an expert on drug pricing and on previous trade negotiations.

THREAD: The next UK Prime Minister will soon be chosen by around 160,000 members of the Conservative Party – that's 0.2% of the population. Almost half of the members are now over 65, 71% are male and 97% are white. [1/8] #Dispatches 

“If you ask if I am afraid, I will say yes. But retreat is not an option.” High schooler Vincent has joined Hong Kong’s dangerous fight for freedom, risking his life to defend the future of his city.

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