Covid-19 pandemic ‘accelerating’, WHO warns

Covid-19 pandemic is ‘getting worse’ as number of cases has DOUBLED to nearly 12million in just six weeks, warns World Health Organization boss Dr Tedros, director general of the UN agency, said the virus is not under control  More than 11.8million cases of coronavirus have now been reported to the WHO  Pandemic is currently being … Read more Covid-19 pandemic ‘accelerating’, WHO warns

MIT researcher warns that filling middle seats on planes could nearly double COVID-19 transmissions

Flying with middle seats filled during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a larger threat to passengers than plane crashes, according to new statistical research from an MIT professor. Using publicly available statistics on social distancing and COVID-19 transmission, Arnold Barnett, a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, calculated that the odds of COVID-19 transmission on … Read more MIT researcher warns that filling middle seats on planes could nearly double COVID-19 transmissions

House prices forecast to fall 5% this year and 11% in 2021, Cebr warns

Property prices across the country are set to continue falling over the next couple of years despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty cut, new research suggests. The Centre for Economics and Business Research has predicted that house prices will fall by 5 per cent this year and a further 10.6 per cent in 2021. The CEBR … Read more House prices forecast to fall 5% this year and 11% in 2021, Cebr warns

China warns the UK ‘had better ask its people if they agree to let 3million Hong Kong people in’

China has demanded Downing Street ask the British people if they would welcome three million Hong Kong immigrants before allowing some citizens from the former colony to work and settle in the UK. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on No. 10 to ‘think twice’ before making a final call on an offer to … Read more China warns the UK ‘had better ask its people if they agree to let 3million Hong Kong people in’

NHS chief warns the social care system must be fixed within a year amid the coronavirus crisis

NHS chief warns the social care system must be fixed within a year after coronavirus shone a ‘very harsh light on its failings’ Sir Simon Stevens demanded politicians fix the failings of the care system He said we should use the pandemic to ‘resource and reform’ social care  Boris Johnson pledged fix social care ‘once … Read more NHS chief warns the social care system must be fixed within a year amid the coronavirus crisis

Dr Fauci warns of a new ‘transmissible’ mutation of coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that a new mutation of coronavirus could spread easily across America.  It comes as infections soar across eight states, with more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 671 deaths, bringing the confirmed total to 2.74 million cases and 128,742 deaths.  A small change to a variant of the novel coronavirus has helped … Read more Dr Fauci warns of a new ‘transmissible’ mutation of coronavirus

Gavin Williamson warns councils and unions not to block the return of pupils

Gavin Williamson yesterday warned councils, parents and teaching unions not to block the return to school. The Education Secretary insisted youngsters must have full-time education in England from September. He signalled a clampdown on councils and schools that refuse to welcome all year groups back, with parents facing fines for children’s non-attendance. The hardline stance … Read more Gavin Williamson warns councils and unions not to block the return of pupils

Coronavirus jab won’t be a cure-all: Head of UK’s vaccine taskforce warns

A coronavirus jab might not provide full immunity against the disease, the head of Britain’s vaccine task force warned today. Kate Bingham told MPs she was confident the world would have some form of Covid-19 vaccine by early 2021. But she said she was less optimistic that the jab could protect against catching the infection and … Read more Coronavirus jab won’t be a cure-all: Head of UK’s vaccine taskforce warns

Royal Mint warns collectors after Battle of Hastings 50p sells for £63,000

The Royal Mint has urged coin collectors to avoid paying huge sums for common coins on the basis of ‘farfetched’ reports, after a 2016 Battle of Hastings 50p reportedly sold for more than £63,000 online. The 50p was allegedly sold in mid-June after a 41-bid 10-day auction on eBay, and supposedly changed hands for around … Read more Royal Mint warns collectors after Battle of Hastings 50p sells for £63,000

Lockdown has been eased too soon – and was never strict enough – warns Dr Fauci

Anthony Fauci has warned that America’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted too soon, was never strict enough in the first place, and that young people are driving a second wave that has seen daily infections top 50,000. Fauci, the White House’s top virus adviser, said the ‘very disturbing’ new rise in cases is being caused in … Read more Lockdown has been eased too soon – and was never strict enough – warns Dr Fauci