Covid frontline: the harrowing work of fighting for lives at a London hospital – BBC News

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    The latest special report from the Royal London hospital which has been inundated with Covid patients.

    The pandemic is taking an enormous toll on patients, their families and medical staff as they work under greater pressure than at any other time in the history of the NHS.

    Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Clive Myrie, camera/journalist David McIlveen and producer Sam Piranty.

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