Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections have plunged among vaccinated over-60s

An Israeli healthcare group on Friday said coronavirus infections had plunged among people aged over 60 who had been vaccinated.  Israel is currently leading the global vaccination drive, with around 30 per cent of its citizens having had at least a single dose of a jab so far. But concern had risen globally over infection, … Read more Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections have plunged among vaccinated over-60s

Coronavirus UK: London deaths appear to start falling as app estimates daily infections plunge

More proof Britain’s Covid crisis is on the way out? Government’s own data shows deaths in London began falling LAST WEEK as symptom-tracking app claims daily cases have HALVED in a fortnight Public Health England’s daily data shows the average number of deaths has fallen four days in a row in London The Covid Symptom Study … Read more Coronavirus UK: London deaths appear to start falling as app estimates daily infections plunge

Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Britain today recorded its deadliest day of the Covid pandemic for second day in a row with 1,820 more victims, as the overall death toll creeps ever closer to the grim 100,000 milestone. Department of Health data shows nearly 20,000 fatalities have been recorded in 2021 already, with today’s figure being a 16 per cent … Read more Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Germany passes two million coronavirus infections

Germany passed two million confirmed coronavirus cases today as Angela Merkel prepares to push for even tougher measures to bring down the country’s persistently high infection rate.  Among the tougher options on the table are border checks and requirements to wear high-quality FFP2 masks in some places, German media says.  The latest daily rise of … Read more Germany passes two million coronavirus infections

Symptom-tracking app says cases dropped 23% last week with 54,000 new infections each day 

More hope that Britain’s Covid outbreak is on the way out: Symptom-tracking app says cases dropped 23% last week with 54,000 new infections each day By Luke Andrews For Mailonline Published: 11:22 GMT, 15 January 2021 | Updated: 11:41 GMT, 15 January 2021 An app monitoring the spread of coronavirus in the UK says cases … Read more Symptom-tracking app says cases dropped 23% last week with 54,000 new infections each day 

Coronavirus: China races to build massive quarantine camp in Hebei to curb surging infections 

Workers in China‘s new coronavirus ground zero are rushing to build a huge quarantine centre containing 3,000 isolation units to tackle a surge of COVID-19 infections. More than 600 workers and over 100 machines are working 24 hours non-stop in sub-zero temperatures, aiming to complete the majority of the isolation camp within three days, authorities have … Read more Coronavirus: China races to build massive quarantine camp in Hebei to curb surging infections 

Pfizer coronavirus jab has stopped 50% of infections – NOT just symptoms – Israeli study finds

Initial studies of data from Israel’s vaccination drive suggest that the first dose of the Pfizer jab curbs coronavirus infections by up to 50 percent after 14 days.  The news offers a ray of hope to the rest of the world as initial studies point to the vaccine not only stopping symptoms, but cutting the … Read more Pfizer coronavirus jab has stopped 50% of infections – NOT just symptoms – Israeli study finds

Coronavirus UK: Data suggests infections are starting to level off

Coronavirus cases in Britain could be starting to level off because of the national lockdown, official data suggests as warnings grow that rules may have to get tougher. The Department of Health today announced another 46,169 positive coronavirus tests, the lowest figure since December 28. The average number of cases, counted by the date on which … Read more Coronavirus UK: Data suggests infections are starting to level off

New fears for Tokyo Olympic games as Japan’s capital reported a daily record of 1,337 new infections

New fears for postponed Tokyo Olympic Games as Japan’s capital reports a daily record of 1,337 new Covid-19 infections A spike in coronavirus cases in Tokyo has raised fresh fears about the Olympics Japan’s capital reported a daily record of 1,337 new infections on Thursday Japan has banned all non-resident foreigners from entering until January … Read more New fears for Tokyo Olympic games as Japan’s capital reported a daily record of 1,337 new infections

Sweden’s Government can shut down businesses under new law to curb second wave of Covid infections

Sweden to bring in new powers to close businesses and pubic transport and issue fines for social distancing breaches to curb second wave of Covid infections Sweden’s temporary pandemic law should be in place from January, officials say Will allow Government to shut shopping malls or public transport if necessary Lockdown-free Sweden controversially relied on mostly … Read more Sweden’s Government can shut down businesses under new law to curb second wave of Covid infections