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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ‘Stable’ Condition After Intensive Care Stay

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be in stable condition and in “good spirits” after a night in intensive care, where he is being treated for coronavirus. Johnson was admitted to the ICU at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London on Monday night at 7 p.m. local time, having first entered the hospital for […]
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Modelling shows the strain coronavirus could put on Australia's health system

Scott Morrison warns Covid-19 gains could be undermined if people start to ignore physical distancing rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAustralia’s gains in slowing the spread of coronavirus could be undermined if people start to ignore physical distancing rules, the Morrison government warned, as it released modelling of the potential strain on the health system.After facing weeks of calls to r...
Tags: Health, Australia, Housing, Australia news, Australian politics, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Morrison, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


Lifeboat Australia sets sail as government releases coronavirus modelling | Malcolm Farr

The graphs and tables diligently explained by the chief medical officer are more a public education exercise than a real-world simulationSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsThe federal government on Tuesday released elaborate modelling of the coronavirus spread which was entirely theoretical and had nothing to do with Australia.It was one of the odder moments of the public debate on Covid-19 over the p...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Coronavirus outbreak, Malcolm Farr


Can I get tested for coronavirus in Australia? A state-by-state breakdown

Each state and territory has different rules about Covid-19 tests, from random testing in the ACT to hotspot clinics in NSW and QueenslandSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailAustralia’s coronavirus social distancing rules explained: state by state guidelinesDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsA reduction in the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia has coincided with a decline in the number of people returning from ov...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus outbreak


School closures have little impact on spread of coronavirus, study finds

School closures have little impact on spread of coronavirus, study finds. UCL say small benefits should be weighed against profound economic and social costs
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This Is What Coronavirus Does To Your Body

COVID-19 is a new disease, and as such experts are learning more about it every day. Researchers are racing to develop and test a vaccine and to come up with a functional cure. The uncertainty can be scary, but the good news is that even just a few short months into what’s become a global pandemic, experts have learned a lot about exactly how the SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) attacks the body. And the more we know about the illness, the better equipped we are to protect ourselves a...
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Life 'hanging by a thread' for Italian cancer patients in coronavirus crisis

Treatment and transplants for some postponed as hospitals are turned over to treat virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSince the coronavirus outbreak hit Italy, Francesca Masi has felt her life has been hanging by a thread. She was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer, in 2016 and was due to have a transplant this month, but now fears it will be postponed as the country deals with the pandemic.Access for thousands of cancer patients in need of chem...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Cancer, Society, World news, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak, Francesca Masi


Coronavirus: PM is 'extremely sick' and may need a ventilator, medical expert says

The prime minister is "extremely sick" and it is very likely he will need a ventilator, according to a medical expert. Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care after his health deteriorated - 11 days after he initially tested positive for COVID-19. Downing Street says Mr Johnson has been suffering from "persistent" coronavirus symptoms - and Sky's Beth Rigby reports he had been struggling to breathe and needed oxygen on Monday.
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CNN has obtained video from inside Alabama state p...

CNN has obtained video from inside Alabama state prisons where inmates are pleading for help amid the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Intensive Care as Coronavirus Struggle Worsens

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been placed in intensive care. Johnson was admitted to hospital Sunday night for routine testing, but remained in hospital on Monday. The prime minister has been battling coronavirus for the last 10 days. According to a Downing Street spokesperson, Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize while […]
Tags: Health, News, Global, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


'I'm trying to keep from dying': undergoing chemotherapy amid coronavirus

I want to keep my family safe from a deadly virus. But to survive cancer I have to go a hospital dailyCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI have been dreading my first chemotherapy appointment.I started radiation treatment a couple of days ago, and the 15-minute sessions (in which I lie on my back as a big machine rotates around me) didn’t bother me much. But the idea of having to sit passively as toxic drugs are slowly funneled into ...
Tags: Health, Cancer, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


UK missed coronavirus contact tracing opportunity, experts say

Thousands of council workers could have been deployed by the government but were not asked Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The government has been accused of missing an opportunity after it failed to deploy 5,000 contact tracing experts employed by councils to help limit the spread of coronavirus.Environmental health workers in local government have wide experience in contact tracing, a process used to prevent infections spreading and routinely carried out in outbrea...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health England PHE, Coronavirus outbreak


Doctors at University Hospital of Brooklyn, New Yo...

Doctors at University Hospital of Brooklyn, New York, explain the dire need for ventilators in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.
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Australia coronavirus live update: Coalition and Labor wrangle over jobkeeper changes as Australian cases reach 5,748 – latest news

NSW ports have been directed to provide berth and port facilities for the Ruby Princess for a period of 10 days. Follow all the latest news, liveFollow our global coronavirus live updatesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailYour questions about Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules explainedHave you encountered police enforcing social distancing laws?Coronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 2.21am BST Andrew Giles, the shadow minister for multicul...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Canberra, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Guardian Australia, Giles, Australian Capital Territory, Tom Tate


Australia coronavirus live update: Ruby Princess set to dock in Port Kembla as Australian cases reach 5,687 – latest news

NSW ports have been directed to provide berth and port facilities for the coronavirus-stricken ship for a period of ten days. Follow all the latest news, liveFollow our global coronavirus live updatesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailYour questions about Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules explainedHave you encountered police enforcing social distancing laws?Coronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 11.12pm BST NSW Health executive director Dr...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Canberra, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Port Kembla, Guardian Australia, Australian Capital Territory


Scotland's chief medical officer quits over second home row

Catherine Calderwood steps down after visiting second home despite issuing advice to stay inCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScotland’s chief medical officer, Catherine Calderwood, has resigned her post after coming under intense criticism for breaking her own rules to twice visit her second home during the coronavirus outbreak.In a statement issued on Sunday night, more than seven hours after insisting she would carry on, Calderwood said she had discussed her position...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Catherine Calderwood, Calderwood, Coronavirus outbreak


U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital Amid Coronavirus Battle

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been struggling with coronavirus, has been admitted to hospital, according to Downing Street. Johnson has been battling the virus for 10 days, and has remained in quarantine with a persisting high temperature. According to the BBC, he was admitted to hospital as a “precautionary step” advised by his […]
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Coronavirus: midwife who died in Essex named as Lynsay Coventry

Death is first of a serving NHS midwife after contracting Covid-19 confirmed in England Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A midwife who died after testing positive for coronavirus has been named as Lynsay Coventry.The death of Coventry, 54, in Essex on Thursday is the first of a serving NHS midwife in England after contracting Covid-19 that has been publicly confirmed. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Essex, Coventry, Midwifery, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Lynsay Coventry


Scotland's chief medical officer steps back from public briefings

Catherine Calderwood apologises after visiting second home despite issuing advice to stay inCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScotland’s chief medical officer has been forced to step back from public briefings after a furious reaction to news she broke her own rules to twice visit her second home during the coronavirus outbreak.But despite mounting calls for Catherine Calderwood to resign from her position, Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday insisted that she would continue to p...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Catherine Calderwood, Coronavirus outbreak


Expectant mothers turn to freebirthing after home births cancelled

Maternity rights groups report surge of interest in unassisted childbirthWhen Victoria Gianopoulos-Johnson got a call from her midwife to say her home birth would be cancelled, panic took hold. She says she “lost it” for two days, crying constantly, gripped by uncertainty and then anger.The 33-year-old from the Highlands, whose baby boy is due at the end of April, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the birth of her first child and wants to avoid a hospital delivery at all costs. ...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, NHS, Childbirth, Highlands, Victoria Gianopoulos Johnson


Scotland's chief medical officer gets police warning over lockdown breach

Catherine Calderwood apologises after visiting second home despite issuing advice to ‘only go out when necessary’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice have given Scotland’s chief medical officer, Catherine Calderwood, a formal warning about her conduct after she visited her second home in Fife in breach of her own advice to avoid travel.Calderwood was forced to apologise after being pictured on Saturday with her family taking a walk with their dog through the East Ne...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Scottish politics, Edinburgh, Catherine Calderwood, Calderwood, East Neuk, Coronavirus outbreak


Scotland's chief medical officer faces calls to resign over lockdown breach

Catherine Calderwood apologises after visiting second home despite issuing advice to ‘only go out when necessary’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScotland’s chief medical officer, Catherine Calderwood, has been urged to resign after she was photographed with her family visiting her second home in Fife having issued advice to avoid travel.Calderwood was forced to apologise after being pictured on Saturday with her family taking a walk with their dog through the East Neu...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Scottish politics, Edinburgh, Fife, Catherine Calderwood, Calderwood, East Neuk, Coronavirus outbreak


Matt Hancock tells sunbathers: 'You are putting lives at risk' – video

The health secretary has said people should not go outside to sunbathe, even if they practise social distancing. Speaking to Sophy Ridge on Sky News, Matt Hancock said: 'We are absolutely clear that you should not leave your home unless it is for one of four reasons: for medical reasons, to buy food, to go to work if you can't work at home, or for exercise. We're crystal in the guidance on what people should do – that guidance is backed up by law. It is not a request, it is a requirement in law'...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Matt Hancock, Sophy Ridge, Coronavirus outbreak


Germany's devolved logic is helping it win the coronavirus race

With 400 public health offices forging ahead with testing, the country is a model for others to emulateAs the coronavirus crisis tests the resilience of democracies around the globe, Germany has gone from cursing its lead-footed, decentralised political system to wondering if federalism’s tortoise versus hare logic puts it in a better position to brave the pandemic than most.Under German federalism – which has roots going back to the Holy Roman Empire but was entrenched after the Nazi era to wea...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Coronavirus outbreak


Scotland's chief medical officer seen flouting lockdown advice

Photos show Dr Catherine Calderwood visiting second home over an hour’s drive awayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScotland’s chief medical officer (CMO) has been photographed visiting her family’s second home in Fife during the coronavirus pandemic, despite herself issuing advice to stay at home.Photos of Dr Catherine Calderwood and her family near a coastal retreat in Earlsferry were published in the Scottish Sun late on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, CMO, Society, UK News, Scottish politics, Catherine Calderwood, Coronavirus outbreak, Earlsferry


We are fighting a 21st-century disease with 20th-century weapons

Better and faster joined-up data systems are key to coping with and preventing pandemics such as Covid-19 – as well as more everyday diseasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 has exposed the deficiencies of national disease detection and prevention systems in many countries of Europe, and in the United States. In the UK, contact tracing was abandoned early due to lack of capacity. Just three weeks ago the government was prepared to let thousands of Scots trave...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, UK News, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Science policy, Coronavirus outbreak


NHS heroes ... and targets of racists

I cheered the role of BAME medics in the battle against Covid-19 – but I didn’t expect the torrent of abuse that followed Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Little China girl.” “Paki doctor.” “Black bitch.” These are just some of the racist slurs directed at NHS nurses and doctors as they work on the frontline. I remember feeling sick when I first read an ITV report detailing these incidents at the end of last year. And it was at the front of my mind as I whooped in sup...
Tags: Health, UK, China, Race, Society, UK News, NHS, Caribbean, BAME, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


The Latest:Trump again touts drug to treat coronavirus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— President Trump warns of “toughest” weeks ahead— France death toll passes 7,500 from coronavirus.— Italy's Lombardy region requires people to wear masks outside.WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is again touting a drug used to treat certain other...
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B.C.'s health officer says decrease in COVID cases 'heartening'

VICTORIA — British Columbia's medical health officer says the province seems to be holding its own against COVID-19, which is why officials are so cautious about people returning from other areas of the world.Dr. Bonnie Henry said Saturday that repatriation flights from India and others are in the works and health officials in B.C. are consulting with federal agencies to determine what will happen with those people."I think it's safe to say we were, we had some concerns that the streng...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, India, Victoria, British Columbia, Henry, The Canadian Press, COVID, Bonnie Henry



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