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Pro-Trump NIH Goon to 'Retire' After Being Outed as Prolific Author of Anti-Mask, Anti-Fauci Blog Posts

One of the Trump administration’s flacks at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases secretly trashed the agency under the persona “streiff” for the right-wing blog RedState, according to a Monday report by the Daily Beast. He is now planning to “retire.” Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Fauci, 4d Chess, Trump NIH Goon


CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal

Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, I got the chance to speak to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist who is a Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Feigl-Ding has been a frequent and vocal critic of some of the most profound missteps of regulators, public health organizations and the current White House administration, and we discussed specifically the topic of aerosol transmission and its notable absence from existing guidance in the U.S. At th...
Tags: Health, TC, Japan, Cdc, White House, Tech, Ap, Chemistry, United States, Transmission, Techcrunch Disrupt, Trump, Federation of American Scientists, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Occupational Safety and Health, Trump Administration


Raising of UK Covid alert level opens door to major restrictions

Chief medical officers agree jump to level 4, meaning virus is ‘high or rising exponentially’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s Covid-19 alert level has been raised to four, meaning the virus is “high or rising exponentially” – a move which will give Boris Johnson cover for significant new restrictions to stem the surge of the virus.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said the change “reflects the significant shift in the current threat posed by coronavirus”. He...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Patrick Vallance, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty


UK coronavirus live news: alert level to be raised from 3 to 4; Northern Ireland bans mixing indoors

Matt Hancock announces childcare exemption to local lockdowns in England; UK cases rise by 4,368, second highest daily total since early MayLockdowns in four more areas of Wales as cases riseWhitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberScottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak reveals‘I’m traumatised now’: Covid bereaved call for inquiry into NHS 111Global coronavirus updates – live 6.15pm BST 4 UK CMOs - inc @DrGregorSmith - agree raising of #Covid_19 alert level to 4....
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, US, Iran, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Northern Ireland, Patrick Vallance, Anneliese Dodds, Matt Hancock


Can the UK avoid 50,000 Covid-19 cases a day?

Continued doubling of infection rate feared by top advisers is unlikely to happen, say some expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn one thing, everyone agrees: the UK is at a turning point.After a summer of crowded beaches and pubs reopening, followed by children returning to school and employees going back to the workplace, new cases of Covid-19 are definitely on the rise. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Patrick Vallance, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty, COVID


UK coronavirus live news: alert level to be raised from 3 to 4; Northern Ireland banned from mixing indoors

Matt Hancock announces childcare exemption to local lockdowns in England; UK cases rise by 4,368, second highest daily total since early MayLockdowns in four more areas of Wales as cases riseWhitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberScottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak reveals‘I’m traumatised now’: Covid bereaved call for inquiry into NHS 111Global coronavirus updates – live 5.29pm BST PA Media has snapped this.The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended the Co...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Northern Ireland, Middlesbrough, Salford, Patrick Vallance, Cirencester, Robert Buckland


UK coronavirus live news: Hancock makes Covid statement to MPs as Whitty calls for reduced social contact

Health secretary announces childcare exemption from local lockdowns in England; Whitty calls for ‘break in unnecessary links between households’Lockdowns in four more areas of Wales as cases riseWhitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by November‘I’m traumatised now’: Covid bereaved call for inquiry into NHS 111Global coronavirus updates – live 4.18pm BST In the Commons Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, says decisions about how to balance the need to ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Leeds, Committee, Hancock, Patrick Vallance, Anneliese Dodds, Graham Brady


Inside Big Pharma's work with celebs

Hello,Welcome back to the workweek. I, for one, have never been less excited to receive a flurry of texts from friends than I was Friday night, when we learned that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at 87 of complications related to pancreatic cancer.I'll be spending a lot of this week thinking about her legacy in healthcare and what might come next as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments related to the Affordable Care Act. In healthcare news, we're already off to a busy...
Tags: Health, Science, Supreme Court, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Khloe Kardashian, Vaccine, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump


UK could have 50,000 Covid cases a day by mid-October, say scientific advisers

Country told it is on course for 200 deaths a day and to prepare for six months of restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has “turned a corner” for the worse and is on course for up to 50,000 new daily cases of Covid-19 by mid-October, which could lead to 200 deaths a day by the following month, the government’s chief scientific and medical advisers have warned.The country should be prepared for significant restrictions for the next six months, over the wi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Health policy, Patrick Vallance, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty


UK coronavirus live news: Whitty calls for 'break in unnecessary links between households', including at work

England’s chief medical officer cites four key steps including reducing risk, self-isolating, and breaking links in workplaces and social environmentsVallance says 6,000 new cases a day in UK, doubling every seven daysFollow Covid rules or see UK deaths return to spring levels, Shapps warnsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.21am BST Vallance is talking now about vaccines.He says several are in clinical tests. 11.19am BST Whitty says a lot of people argue that individuals should be allo...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Patrick Vallance, Whitty, Vallance, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty


UK coronavirus news: Whitty and Vallance to present data showing how 'trend in UK heading in wrong direction'

Rolling coverage of the latest UK coronavirus developments, including the briefing from Chris Whitty and Patrick VallanceGlobal coronavirus blog 9.26am BST One of Boris Johnson’s ministers has denied a report in the Italian media that the UK prime minister made a secret trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim Downing Street has also rejected as “completely untrue”, my colleague Peter Walker reports. Related: No 10 denies reports Boris Johnson went on secret Italy trip 9.15...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, US, CMO, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Italy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Patrick Vallance, Peter Walker, Whitty, Vallance


Why UK Covid testing must be more than just a numbers game

Focus should not be on how many tests are done, but how they are used and where, say experts Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHow many coronavirus tests does the UK really need? The official aim is 500,000 a day by the end of October, more than double the current total. But, amid concern over a series of missed targets, scientists have tried to quantify the projected need – and their findings help illustrate why demand is so high now, and why it will be even higher com...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Black Britons still lack protection from Covid, says doctors' chief

More than a third of coronavirus intensive care patients are from ethnic minoritiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA third of coronavirus patients in intensive care are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, prompting the head of the British Medical Association to warn that government inaction will be responsible for further disproportionate deaths.Chaand Nagpaul, the BMA Council chair, was the first public figure to call for an inquiry into whether and wh...
Tags: Health, Politics, Wales, Race, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Inequality, British Medical Association, BAME, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


BAME Britons still lack protection from Covid, says doctors' chief

More than a third of coronavirus intensive care patients are from ethnic minoritiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA third of coronavirus patients in intensive care are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, prompting the head of the British Medical Association to warn that government inaction will be responsible for further disproportionate deaths.Chaand Nagpaul, the BMA Council chair, was the first public figure to call for an inquiry into whether and wh...
Tags: Health, Politics, Wales, Race, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Inequality, British Medical Association, BAME, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


£10,000 fines warning for failing to self-isolate as Covid infections soar

Penalties are part of carrot-and-stick plan that includes cash help for lost earnings during isolation periodsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who refuse to self-isolate when required to do so will face fines of up to £10,000 under an emergency “carrot and stick” plan to control the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping the country.With infections rising at rates last seen before the full lockdown in March, around four million people on low incomes and in receipt of ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Poverty, Labour, Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak


Experts call for stronger measures as UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high

Official figures show 4,422 people tested positive in past 24 hours, the highest daily total since 8 MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDaily coronavirus cases in the UK have reached a four-month high for the second day in a row, the latest government figures show.A total of 4,422 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours – 100 more new cases than on Friday and the highest daily total since 8 May. A further 27 people died within 28 days of testing...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Coronavirus outbreak


Engagement with anti-vaccine Facebook posts trebles in one month

Exclusive: Guardian analysis prompts calls for new drive to combat conspiracy theories Medical experts v anti-vaxxers: the Covid-19 information battle Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push to tackle conspiracy theories.Interactions on posts expressing scepticism or hostility towards vaccines on six UK ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Guardian, Vaccines and immunisation, Internet Safety, UK Facebook, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: demand for Covid tests outstripping capacity, MPs told

Dido Harding gives evidence to Commons science committee; new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east EnglandRestrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandNorth-east England lockdown: what are the new Covid restrictions?Almost 90% of tests in England taking longer than 24 hours to processJacob Rees-Mogg attacks ‘endless carping’ about testing shortagesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.17pm BST Sir Keir Starmer has indicated he will instruct Richard Leonard to ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Scottish Labour, Edinburgh, Keir Starmer, Dido Harding, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon.

A laboratory technician works with samples being tested for coronavirus at "Fire Eye" laboratory in Wuhan, China. Getty A group of Chinese virologists released a strange new paper on Monday that claims the new coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. One of the virologists, Li-Meng Yan, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson it's a "man-made virus" that the Chinese government released "intentionally." Yan and her co-authors work for groups co-founded by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon,...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Trends, Fox, World Health Organization, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Wuhan


UK coronavirus live: up to four times as many people may be wanting Covid tests as can get them, MPs told

Dido Harding gives evidence to Commons science committee; new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east EnglandRestrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandNorth-east England lockdown: what are the new Covid restrictions?Almost 90% of tests in England taking longer than 24 hours to processJacob Rees-Mogg attacks ‘endless carping’ about testing shortagesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.23pm BST Harding also said turnaround times have got longer because the serv...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Dido Harding, Brexit, Clark, Harding, Matt Hancock, Rees Mogg, Coronavirus outbreak, north east EnglandNorth east England


Moderna's CEO told us we should know if the biotech's coronavirus vaccine works in November

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel attends a meeting with President Donald Trump, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and pharmaceutical executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 2, 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP Images Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said it's likely we'll know if Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine works in November.  The timing depends in part on how effective the shot actually is at preventing disease. The more effective the vaccine is, the quicker a board of i...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Moderna, Cabinet Room, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel


UK coronavirus live: new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east England

News updates: residents in Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Sunderland banned from mixing with other familiesFull story: restrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandProportion of people getting in-person test results in 24 hours halvesBoris Johnson appears to criticise Priti Patel for rule of six snoopingMiddlesbrough manager Neil Warnock tests positive for CovidGlobal coronavirus live blog 12.24pm BST Here is the Department f...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Sunderland, Johnson, Neil Warnock, Warrington, north east England, Hancock, Ashworth, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock set to announce new restrictions in north-east of England

News updates: new rules set to mean almost 10 million people in UK will be under some form of lockdownHealth minister rejects claims of two-week national lockdownBoris Johnson appears to criticise Priti Patel for rule of six snoopingUp to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolatingGlobal coronavirus live blog 11.23am BST One source of information on coronavirus taken seriously by scientists is the data from the Covid symptom app launched by a team from King’s College London. More than 4m peopl...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, King 's College, Priti Patel, Starmer, King 's College London, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: minister dismisses claim PM preparing for new two-week national lockdown

News updates: Edward Argar says Boris Johnson does not want a new national lockdown; Matt Hancock due to announce restrictions in north-east of England North-east of England faces new restrictionsTest-rationing in England will prioritise healthcare and teachersUp to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolatingScience Weekly: should we deliberately infect volunteers?Global coronavirus live blog 9.06am BST Good morning. Later today Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is expected to announce detai...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, India, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Who, Boris Johnson, England North, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty, Edward Argar, Anthony Costello


Hancock says Covid testing crisis may last weeks as UK hospitals plug gaps

Admission comes as more people with Covid symptoms turn up at A&E and call 111Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s testing crisis could take weeks to resolve, the health secretary has admitted as it emerged that Covid tests from hospitals are being deployed for use in the community to plug holes in the system.People with Covid symptoms in Rochdale, one of the worst-hit parts of the country, have been turning up at A&E hospital departments and calling 111 desperat...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Health policy, Rochdale, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: 3,105 new cases amid rise in hospital admissions and patients on ventilators

News updates: UK records rise in cases in 24 hours; more people need hospital treatment; Hancock says testing shortage will take weeks to fix Private labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsHancock is losing control of Covid-19 in UK, says LabourTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’Coronation street actor diagnosed with Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updates 5.10pm BST And, on Brexit, this is from Sky’s Europe correspondent Adam Parsons.Spok...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, Eu, UK News, House Of Lords, NHS, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Hancock, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: 3,105 new cases as Hancock says testing shortage will take weeks to resolve

News updates: UK records another rise in cases in 24 hours; health secretary signals access to testing could be prioritised for those most in needPrivate labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsHancock is losing control of Covid-19 in UK, says LabourTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’Coronation street actor diagnosed with Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updates 4.25pm BST And the UK government has just updated the daily figures on its coron...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, House Of Lords, NHS, Northern Ireland, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Department Of Health, Hancock, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Covid testing shortage will take weeks to resolve, says Matt Hancock

News updates: health secretary signals access to testing could be prioritised for those most in need; just 1% of deaths in England and Wales linked to Covid, ONS saysPrivate labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’PM was warned over Covid ‘moonshot’ testing planUK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths todayCoronavirus – latest updates 2.18pm BST Almost nine in 10 pupils have attended schools in England s...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, House Of Lords, NHS, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Department for Education, Priti Patel, Public Health Wales, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: testing shortage will take weeks to resolve, says Matt Hancock

News updates: health secretary signals access to Covid testing could be prioritised for those most in need; just 1% of deaths in England and Wales linked to Covid, ONS saysPrivate labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’PM was warned over Covid ‘moonshot’ testing planUK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths todayCoronavirus – latest updates 1.38pm BST Hancock says the problems are caused by processing ca...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, NHS, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Jonathan Ashworth, Imperial College, Hancock, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: 86% of doctors in England expect second wave within six months

BMA survey also found 90% thought test-and-trace failures were a risk factorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost 86% of doctors in England say they expect a second peak of coronavirus in the next six months, according to a new survey, as concern continues to grow over a recent rise in cases.On Friday, new results from a population-based study suggested the R number for England is now at 1.7, with infections doubling every 7.7 days. While the prevalence of the diseas...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, NHS, Doctors, Health policy, Bma, Coronavirus outbreak



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