Packed pubs are a bigger coronavirus risk than PLANES, experts warn

Experts have warned that people drinking together in pubs carry more risk of spreading the coronavirus than planes.  Dr Julian W Tang, honorary associate professor of respiratory sciences at the University of Leicester, said the most common method of transmission in the UK is probably ‘conversational exposure’.  He said being in a busy pub is … Read more Packed pubs are a bigger coronavirus risk than PLANES, experts warn

Pensioners prosecuted for failing to pay BBC licence fee could clog up the courts, MPs warn

Courts could become clogged up with pensioners who get prosecuted for failing to pay their BBC licence fee, warn MPs and campaigners Some over-75s revolting against the fee change say they are willing to risk prison The BBC is prepared to spend £38million chasing down pensioners for payments 1.5million households claiming pension credit are eligible … Read more Pensioners prosecuted for failing to pay BBC licence fee could clog up the courts, MPs warn

Thousands could die if normal care is shut down during second wave, leading medics warn

Tens of thousands of patients may die if the NHS shuts down normal care during a second coronavirus wave, leading medics warned today. Health service bosses are being urged not to leave non-virus patients ‘stranded and in pain’ once again after cancelling millions of appointments during the first epidemic. In early March the NHS told hospitals … Read more Thousands could die if normal care is shut down during second wave, leading medics warn

Fears for holidays as travel experts warn France ‘is highly likely’ to be added to quarantine list

Thousands of holidays could be at risk as France is ‘highly likely’ to be added to the 14-day quarantine list following a dramatic rise in coronavirus infections, according to travel experts. Tourists returning to the UK could soon be facing a 14 days in self-isolation amid speculation that France will be added to the Foreign … Read more Fears for holidays as travel experts warn France ‘is highly likely’ to be added to quarantine list

Cannabis is bad for your HEART: Doctors warn using the drug can trigger heart attacks and strokes

Cannabis is bad for the heart and may trigger heart attacks and strokes, doctors have warned.  The American Heart Association (AHA), who reviewed the available evidence, now recommend avoiding cannabis to protect the heart. In a scientific statement, it said smoking cannabis has some of the same harms as tobacco, which is known to be … Read more Cannabis is bad for your HEART: Doctors warn using the drug can trigger heart attacks and strokes

Brain-computer interfaces like Elon Musk’s Neuralink could be hacked, experts warn 

Brain-computer interfaces like Elon Musk’s Neuralink could be hacked, letting thieves steal thoughts and memories, experts warn Companies are in the works of creating brain-computer interfaces  Researchers warn the systems could be vulnerable to hackers Cybercriminals could intercept data containing thoughts and memories They could also erase skills and implant their own information instead  By Stacy … Read more Brain-computer interfaces like Elon Musk’s Neuralink could be hacked, experts warn 

Doctors warn of spike in short-sightedness caused by staring at screens to relieve boredom 

Coronavirus lockdowns could have damaged the eyesight of thousands of people, scientists have warned. Another study has discovered spending hours looking at screens can lead to short-sightedness, which causes distant objects to appear blurred. And eye specialists in Singapore, Germany and Japan, behind the research, fear the Covid-19 pandemic may cause rates of the condition … Read more Doctors warn of spike in short-sightedness caused by staring at screens to relieve boredom 

Northern towns hit by new lockdown never got first wave of coronavirus under control, experts warn

Northern towns hit by new mini-lockdown never got first wave of coronavirus under control, experts warn amid fears of a ‘dangerous’ second spike Infection rate in affected northern towns and cities has struggled to dip below 3 Data shows the average number of cases was higher than national average for the affected lockdown zone which … Read more Northern towns hit by new lockdown never got first wave of coronavirus under control, experts warn

Pub bosses warn ministers that shutting bars again ‘will destroy jobs’

Pub bosses warn ministers that shutting bars again ‘will destroy jobs’ after government Sage adviser said closing may be a trade-off to get children back to school A top Government adviser has warned ‘trade off’s over Covid-19 are necessary Prof Graham Medley warned children should be prioritised over the pub trade Vintners have warned closing … Read more Pub bosses warn ministers that shutting bars again ‘will destroy jobs’

Ministers warn hairdressers could pass on coronavirus to clients because of their inadequate visors

Hairdressers could be passing on coronavirus to their clients as there are fears their plastic face visors are ‘inadequate’, experts have warned. Scientists have raised concerns that the plastic face shields worn by barbers and hairdressers might not be providing suitable protection against coronavirus. They fear that the significant gap could still allow virus-laden droplets … Read more Ministers warn hairdressers could pass on coronavirus to clients because of their inadequate visors