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What a dump! Why ‘wild toileting’ has become a big pandemic problem

The number of people doing their business alfresco has shot up. But what else can you do when nature calls and there aren’t any public loos?Name: Wild toileting.Age: Dates back to Homo erectus. Urinating and defecating are part of the human condition – “I shit, therefore I am” (“Coshito, ergo sum”), as Descartes almost said – and was undomesticated until the Mesopotamians invented toilets almost 4,500 years ago. Appearance: Don’t even think about it.Is there a lot of it about? According to the L...
Tags: Health, Environment, Boris Johnson, Waste, Sanitation, Dorset, Homo, Descartes, Lulworth Estate


Scotland's stages: how coronavirus lockdown will be eased

Unlike England’s roadmap, Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘strategic framework’ avoids setting specific datesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a “cautious and gradual” plan for how coronavirus lockdown measures will be eased in Scotland.Unlike Boris Johnson’s “roadmap”, the “strategic framework” deliberately avoids specific dates. “If we open up too quickly to meet arbitrary dates, we risk setting our progress back,” the first minister says in a foreword...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Health policy, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson says more deaths inevitable whenever lockdown lifts as he sets out roadmap for England

PM says ‘realistic’ to accept lifting restrictions will lead to more infections and more deaths as he outlines four-step planBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayTeaching unions warn against ‘big bang’ return to school in EnglandGlobal coronavirus updates – live 8.00pm GMT Johnson says there will be changes to city centres as a resul...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Vallance, Coronavirus, COVID


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson holds press conference after setting out roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister earlier outlined four-step plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitality to restartBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayWhat is the science behind plans to relax England’s lockdown?Global coronavirus updates – live 7.30pm GMT Q: Will the UK commit to a fair and equitable global vaccine rollout once the top n...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Johnson He, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson sets out four-step roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister tells MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayWhat is the science behind plans to relax England’s lockdown?Global coronavirus updates – live 6.25pm GMT From Anneliese Dodds, the shadow chancellorIndoor hospitality won't reopen until 17 May at the earliest - m...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, DUP, Democratic Unionist


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister tells MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayScotland vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissionsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.28pm GMT Johnson told MPs that both Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical offficer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


Demand from Tory MPs to scrap Covid rules 'could bring huge death toll'

Ending restrictions by May would lead to higher hospital occupancy in England than that seen in January, modelling findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRelaxing all restrictions by the end of April, a scenario demanded by some Tory MPs, could lead to a massive fourth wave of infections higher than the January peak and risk almost doubling the UK’s death toll, government documents have revealed.Lockdown-sceptic Tories have campaigned for the full lifting of all restric...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid Recovery Group CRG


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson to set out roadmap out of England lockdown

Prime minister to tell MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityScotland vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissionsVaccinating children could be key to stifling Covid, say expertsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.30pm GMT Boris Johnson is about to make his Commons statement on the roadmap for easing the lockdown in England.After he has spoken, Johnson will respond to questions from MPs. There are 100 MPs down to speak; the list is here. Sir Keir Star...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Labour, SNP, New Zealand, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, SDLP, Vietnam, Johnson


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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Johnson unveils Covid lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact first

PM to unveil proposals for England on Monday, with shops and restaurants facing longer waitLockdown easing: key dates and phasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSocial contact with loved ones will take precedence over the reopening of shops and hospitality when Boris Johnson sets out his roadmap for lifting restrictions in England on Monday, with school sports and family picnics offered as a trade-off for a longer closure of retail and restaurants.Johnson will order th...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Lockdown easing in England: key dates and phases in the roadmap

Here is the timetable for easing lockdown in England that the PM will put to MPs on MondayThe lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact firstCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll schools – primary and secondary – will open from 8 March, despite opposition from the main teaching unions who have called for a staggered reopening. Schools will be allowed to restart outdoor sports matches as well as other outdoor activities. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Johnson unveils lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact first

PM to unveil proposals for England on Monday, with shops and restaurants facing longer waitLockdown easing: key dates and phasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSocial contact with loved ones will take precedence over the reopening of shops and hospitality when Boris Johnson sets out his roadmap for lifting restrictions in England on Monday, with school sports and family picnics offered as a trade-off for a longer closure of retail and restaurants.Johnson will order th...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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Cautious Johnson faces battle with own MPs over lockdown exit

Analysis: many on the Tory backbenches want Covid restrictions over by end of AprilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Boris Johnson stands at the dispatch box on Monday to deliver his roadmap for easing Covid restrictions for what he hopes will be the final time, there is likely to be a sigh of relief from his scientific advisers who will have won the most recent battle.Johnson is now gearing up for the next tussle, which will be with his MPs. There is a truce with ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, 1922 Committee, Coronavirus


What must Boris Johnson consider before easing Covid lockdown?

Analysis: PM will have to weigh up issues such as case rates, new variants and holiday rules in England roadmapCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will set out his roadmap for easing restrictions in England on Monday, including the reopening of schools, care homes, retail and, eventually, hospitality. Here are some of the key questions he must resolve. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Education, Society, UK News, Working From Home, Schools, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


All UK adults to be offered vaccine by 31 July

Boris Johnson says there will be "no let up", as he prepares to set out his plan to ease lockdown.
Tags: Health, UK, Boris Johnson


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
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The Latest: Nevada brothel owners seek state’s OK to reopen

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Before the coronavirus pandemic, tourist-dependent Nevada had a notorious attraction: It was the only place in America where someone could legally pay for sex. These days, even in the state known for sin, the business is taboo. Legal brothels have been shuttered for nearly a year, leaving sex workers to offer less-lucrative alternatives like online dates or nonsexual escort services. While the business of legal bordellos may seem incompatible with social dista...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, London, Mexico, Germany, Uncategorized, Toronto, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Syria, Ap, Britain, Soccer


The path out of lockdown: can Boris Johnson keep his boosterism at bay?

England waits to see if PM will stay restrained or bow to backbench pressure with Covid planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was an uncharacteristically subdued Boris Johnson who announced from Downing Street that Britain had surpassed the first, phenomenally ambitious target of giving 15 million people a coronavirus vaccine: this was a success, yes, but it was “no moment to relax”, the prime minister said on Monday.The boosterish rhetoric has been restrained for se...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Britain, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Coronavirus


'Data not dates': expert views on how to lift England's Covid lockdown

Public health experts offer their advice before Boris Johnson’s announcement next weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson is due to chart a course out of England’s third national lockdown on Monday, which is expected to begin with schools reopening from 8 March. Details of the plan are likely to be finalised on Sunday. What do experts think the prime minister should do? Prof Gabriel Scally, president of epidemiology and public health section, Royal Society o...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Gabriel Scally, Royal Society of Medicine Continue


Four fined £10,000 at Birmingham airport for not declaring arrival from 'red list' country

Travellers entering UK must complete passenger locator form and lying about place of departure can lead to prisonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFour passengers at Birmingham airport have been fined £10,000 for failing to declare they had travelled from a “red list” country on the first day the restrictions came into force.British and Irish nationals or UK residents who have been in a country deemed a high coronavirus risk in the previous 10 days are required to book ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, England, Hotels, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, Home Office, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Birmingham, Coronavirus


The Latest: Australia receives over 142,000 vaccine doses

By The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 next week after its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine was delivered on Monday. More than 142,000 doses had arrived at Sydney airport, the government said. Health care, aged care and quarantine workers will be among the first to be vaccinated from Feb. 22. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will also be among the first to receive a dose in a bid to raise public confidence in the program. Austr...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, Australia, California, Mexico, India, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Mario Draghi


The Latest: Auckland, New Zealand begins 3-day lockdown

By The Associated Press NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Health officials say the cases are of the more contagious variant first found in Britain and that genome testing hadn’t linked them to any previous known cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown after an urgent meeting with other top lawmakers in the Cabinet. She says they decided to take a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: COVID cases fall in California, but deaths high

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840 — the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Atlanta


The Latest: Italy keeps ski slopes closed, a blow to tourism

By The Associated Press ROME — On the eve of what was supposed to finally be the much-delayed opening of Italy’s ski slopes, the government yanked permission because high circulation of a coronavirus variant. Health Minister Roberto Speranza’s ordinance on Sunday forbidding amateur skiing at least until March 5 effectively kills hopes of ski lift operators and resort owners to salvage at least some of the season. The ministry noted that analyses of virus samples indicate that a variant found in ...
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