Frefighters battle huge blaze spreading through gorse in Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains

More than 60 firefighters battle huge blaze spreading through gorse in Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains The gorse fire in the Slieve Donard area has been going since Friday morning  Pictures overnight showed the blaze on pitch-black mountains over Newcastle Officials told people to avoid Glen River and Bloody Bridge River access points Firefighters were withdrawn late … Read more

Netflix’s Bigfoot Family film is accused of ‘spreading misinformation’ about oil sector

Netflix’s children film Bigfoot Family is accused of ‘spreading misinformation and peddling lies’ about the oil sector as furious viewers launch ‘tell the truth’ campaign in Canada The film, described as a ‘family comedy’, follows Bigfoot who fights against an Alaska oil company who is planning to bomb a valley so they can remove the … Read more

Single dose of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine stops three-quarters of people from spreading disease

A single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine may block 75 per cent of symptomless infections, a study on NHS workers has suggested. Asymptomatic screening of staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge showed the number of people testing positive fell from 0.8 per cent to 0.2 per cent 12 days after their injection.  The ‘very impressive’ … Read more

COVID-19 variant spreading in New York City has mutation that may weaken effect of vaccines

BREAKING NEWS: New COVID-19 variant is spreading through New York City – and it has a mutation that may weaken effectiveness of vaccines, researchers say B.1.526 variant first appeared in samples collected in New York City in November It now accounts for about 27 percent of viral sequences in databases used by scientists Scientists have … Read more

Isabel Lucas reacts to friend Pete Evans being banned from Instagram for spreading misinformation

Former Home And Away star Isabel Lucas has voiced her support for anti-vaxxer and COVID denier Pete Evans, after he was booted from Instagram for spreading misinformation. Posting to Instagram on Thursday, the 36-year-old actress penned an impassioned rant about ‘freedom of speech’, comparing reckless conspiracy theorists such as Pete to to lauded icons such … Read more

Stopping Covid spreading in hospitals could have made ‘substantial reduction in first wave deaths’

Stopping the spread of coronavirus in hospitals could have led to a ‘substantial’ reduction in the number of deaths in the first wave, SAGE research has suggested. A paper presented to the government advisory board found that as many as 40 per cent of hospital patients with Covid caught it after they were admitted. And … Read more

UK COVID variant is spreading rapidly across the US, new study claims

Cases of the ‘super COVID’ variant that originated in the UK are spreading rapidly across the United States, a new study published on Sunday claims.    Researchers estimate that the variant, known as B 1.1.7., is between 35 percent and 45 percent more transmissible than strains seen earlier on in the pandemic. Because of its more … Read more

China spreading doubt on Pfizer vaccine and suggesting pandemic originated in US military labs

China has been spreading doubts about the safety of Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine and suggested that the virus originated in an American military laboratory. Beijing’s cynical propaganda campaign comes after the recent arrival of World Health Organisation investigators in Wuhan to probe the origins of coronavirus. As the Pfizer jab is rolled out across the world, the … Read more

Children do NOT play a key role in spreading coronavirus

Children are unlikely to play a significant role in the spreading of coronavirus, a study shows.  Throughout the pandemic it has become increasingly evident children are less affected by Covid-19; symptoms, severe disease and death figures in children are all much lower than would be expected when compared to the rest of the population.  Figures … Read more

Pfizer vaccine may prevent infection AND stop people spreading Covid

Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine could produce a strong enough immune response to stop people who get the jab from spreading the coronavirus, a doctor in Israel has claimed. Researchers found in a small study that recipients of the jab developed up to 20 times more antibodies within a week of having the second dose of the … Read more