Married at First Sight star Natasha Spencer goes on COVID-19 rant

Married at First Sight star Natasha Spencer shared her thoughts on COVID-19 and the national economy on Saturday evening.  In a rant filmed in her car, the reality star lashed out at lockdown policies, making the erroneous claim that the government is spending ‘one billion dollars per death’ by enacting a quarantine period.  The 26-year-old, … Read more Married at First Sight star Natasha Spencer goes on COVID-19 rant

California ranks fifth in the world for COVID-19 cases

California now has more COVID-19 cases than most countries across the world as the US state and other hotspots including Arizona, Florida and Texas start to see a slight uptick in deaths.  The number of infections in California, the most populous US state, reached 597,984 on Friday morning, according to a John Hopkins tally.   The state … Read more California ranks fifth in the world for COVID-19 cases

MARKET REPORT: Fight to defeat Covid-19 boosts pharma minnow  Verona

Verona Pharma became the latest biotechnology minnow to wow London investors with its work to help combat Covid-19. The AIM-listed group has been given permission by US authorities to test an inhaler containing its drug ensifentrine on hospitalised coronavirus patients in Alabama. It believes the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment could help reduce inflammation … Read more MARKET REPORT: Fight to defeat Covid-19 boosts pharma minnow  Verona

Coronavirus: The more people know about COVID-19 the less pandemic-related stress they have

Knowledge is power: The more people know about COVID-19 the less pandemic-related stress they have, study finds Experts polled 515 US adults on their knowledge of COVID-19 and stress levels They found that knowledge helped lower uncertainty, which minimised stress Stress was caused by a fear of catching coronavirus — which increased with age However, … Read more Coronavirus: The more people know about COVID-19 the less pandemic-related stress they have

THOUSANDS of Seattle’s ‘flu’ cases last winter were likely COVID-19

THOUSANDS of people in Seattle who thought they had flu last winter likely had coronavirus, study finds Testing of samples taken from more than 2,000 people suspected of having flu in Seattle last year revealed 25 had coronavirus   A predictive model made by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, estimates that about 9,000 people … Read more THOUSANDS of Seattle’s ‘flu’ cases last winter were likely COVID-19

America’s super rich throw parties and escape on private jets amid COVID-19

America’s super rich are throwing parties where guests are offered 15-minute rapid COVID-19 tests and using their private jets to avoid having to stay in hotspots amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  While the US continues to battle the highest number of infections globally and 1,000 Americans are still dying each day, some say Silicon Valley’s … Read more America’s super rich throw parties and escape on private jets amid COVID-19

Warning over rising Covid-19 cases in locked-down Calderdale

A Nottinghamshire district was today added to the government’s Covid-19 hotspot watchlist amid a spike in cases.  Public Health England announced Newark and Sherwood, home to around 120,000 people, is now an ‘area of concern’. Around 26.3 coronavirus cases were diagnosed for every 100,000 people living in the district in the week ending August 11 … Read more Warning over rising Covid-19 cases in locked-down Calderdale

Covid-19 cases could be missed because temperatures are more common in the evening than the morning

Covid-19 cases could be missed if people are screened for a fever in the morning, scientists have warned.   US experts found flu patients were 44 per cent less likely to have a temperature in the early hours of the day, compared with the afternoon to evening. Researchers analysed a decade’s worth of data from almost … Read more Covid-19 cases could be missed because temperatures are more common in the evening than the morning

Science Editor-in-Chief warns against ‘dangerous rush’ to find a Covid-19 vaccine

The chasm between science and politics continues to grow, with Russian President Putin announcing this week that a fast-tracked vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is ready for use, and President Trump indicating days earlier that a vaccine could be ready in the United States before the 3 November presidential election.  There’s been a dangerous … Read more Science Editor-in-Chief warns against ‘dangerous rush’ to find a Covid-19 vaccine

July rise in Covid-19 cases in England has ‘levelled off’ again, data shows

England’s Covid outbreak ISN’T spiralling out of control: ONS now estimates 3,800 people are getting infected each day – up from last week’s claim of 3,700 (and one in 1,900 are currently infected) Prevalence of the virus is mostly unchanged since last week, statistics show Office for National Statistics report says 0.05 per cent of … Read more July rise in Covid-19 cases in England has ‘levelled off’ again, data shows