The Covid-19 pandemic has put the NHS under incredible strain unlike any other challenge seen in its 73-year history and catapulted health to the top of the news agenda.
Since the global health crisis began in March, the pleas from Boris Johnson have been consistent: “Protect the NHS“. Going into 2021 and a new surge in Covid-19 cases, that message has been repeated in the strongest possible terms.
But plenty of people around the UK have done more than just protect the NHS. They have gone out of their way to support it, raising cash, making masks and more to help the health service to keep everyone safe from the virus. More will be needed throughout the health challenges to come in 2021.
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84. Jay Flynn
When pubs were closed at the start of lockdown, Jay Flynn set up a virtual pub quiz to keep his friends entertained.
Not realising he had accidentally made the Facebook event page public, the quiz quickly went viral and Jay, from Lancashire, found himself with an audience of hundreds of thousands of quizzers.