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Coronavirus live news: global cases near 60m as France prepares to ease lockdown

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am GMT The British government’s £22bn test-and-trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus i...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Cdc, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus


Barriers to police investigations into widespread financial crime unveiled

A majority of police detectives in England and Wales investigating financial crime do not have sufficient knowledge to build a successful case. That's the finding of new research from the University of Portsmouth, looking into why results of such investigations vary so widely, especially when the crimes account for half of all criminal activity in the UK.
Tags: England, Science, Wales, University of Portsmouth


Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US tops 10,000 weekly deaths

UK aims to inoculate those most at risk from Covid by Easter; Spain’s king self isolating after virus contact; avoiding family gatherings at Christmas ‘best bet’, says WHOOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 12.25am GMT Travellers arriving in England from abroad face a shorter spell in quarant...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, North America


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson to address MPs about post-lockdown rules for England

Latest updates: PM to unveil post-lockdown plan; London and South East England still seeing rising casesOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyHow a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at speedEverything we know so far about Oxford vaccineUS, Germany and UK could start jabs as early as DecemberCoronavirus – latest global updates 3.27pm GMT Boris Johnson will make his statement to MPs on coronavirus at 3.30pm.Mostly he will be explaining the new rules that will apply for...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Scotland, Christmas, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation


Mass coronavirus testing to be rolled out in England to head off Tory revolt

Proposals include plan to stop Covid contacts having to self-isolate and moves to allow household mixing at ChristmasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA programme of mass, instant coronavirus testing is to be rolled out to areas of England with the highest infection rates after lockdown is lifted next month, the prime minister has announced, as the government faces an unprecedented internal rebellion over Covid measures.Among the plans, which will rely on the ability to...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Mass Covid-19 testing to start in England to head off Tory revolt

Proposals include plans to limit self-isolation and to allow household mixing at ChristmasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA programme of mass, instant coronavirus testing is to be rolled out to areas of England with the highest infection rates after lockdown is lifted next month, the prime minister has announced, as the government faces an unprecedented internal rebellion over Covid measures.Among the plans, which will rely on the ability to massively expand rapid tes...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: UK lab-confirmed cases pass 1.5m; Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed

Infections up in UK by more than 18,000 on Sunday; warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccinesDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.59pm GMT The number of coronavirus cases in the UK confirmed in laborator...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Ron Klain, Coronavirus, USUS CDC


Coronavirus live: Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed; France plans to ease restrictions

Warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.18pm GMT Mink infected with coronavirus have been found at a farm in t...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, France, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, Netherlands, Denmark, Fda, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Loire, Sweden Greece


NHS Breast Screening Programme still effective in reducing deaths in England

An England-wide study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that, despite major improvements in diagnostic techniques and treatments, mammography screening continues to play an important role in lowering the risk of dying from breast cance
Tags: England, Science, Queen Mary University of London, NHS Breast Screening Programme


Coronavirus live news: UK records 341 more deaths; Russia reports record new cases and deaths

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid; South Australia lockdown to end at midnight on Saturday; global cases pass 57.5m. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayNHS could start using vaccine next month, says HancockTrials to begin in UK for antibody cocktail drug treatmentSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.27pm GMT Turkey on Saturday reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus patients since...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Russia, World news, Turkey, Infectious Diseases, South Australia, Donald Trump Jr, GMT Labour, Coronavirus


Mass-testing project in Liverpool offers hope for the whole of England

City’s pilot scheme stops hundreds who have Covid without symptoms from unwittingly spreading the virusRapid testing is detecting large numbers of people in Liverpool with Covid who have no symptoms, the city’s officials have said.Nearly a quarter of positive tests in the past seven days were discovered by the lateral-flow-testing pilot scheme, and Liverpool’s mayor, Joe Anderson, said it had played a role in reducing the spread of the virus. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Joe Anderson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: US doctors urge Trump to share Covid data; record cases in Tokyo

Medical establishment says cooperation can save lives; UK pressed to open transatlantic travel corridors; South Australia locks down for 6 daysRepublican senator Chuck Grassley tests positiveTrump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts sayUK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrivesUK police can resume issuing instant £10,000 Covid fines 6.24am GMT Almost half of the headteachers in England are considering quitting their jobs after the pand...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, Adelaide, Guardian, Tokyo, South Australia, Trump, National Association of Head Teachers, Coronavirus


Missing in lockdown -- new report reveals the vulnerable are more at risk

The number of people who went missing during the first national lockdown in England fell by over a third, compared to data from the previous year. However, a new report out today shows that those who did go missing were deemed more vulnerable and at higher risk.
Tags: England, Science


Brits Upset Apple Cart

Police in central England are asking for help catching thieves who made off with an estimated $6.6 million in Apple gadgets last Tuesday night.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, England, Science, Apple Watch, Doing Crimes


Ethnic minorities face rising disparity in homicide risk across England and Wales

Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage - cases per 100,000 people - applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time. So far this century, Black Britons have been over five and a half times more likely to become murder victims than White British people. Researchers call on ONS and police forces to calculate and present more 'meaningful' crime data to aid prevention and public understanding.
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, Ons


Pfizer's vaccine relies on a 'cold chain' that keeps the shots colder than a freezer. Here's how it works.

Pfizer and BioNTech 's vaccine must be kept at ultra-cold temperatures on its journey from the production line to a patient's arm. Pfizer developed a suitcase-sized box that uses dry ice to keep between 1,000 and 5,000 doses for 10 days at minus 70 degrees Celsius. Leon Neal/Getty Images Pfizer's new coronavirus vaccine will need to be kept hyper-cold, at -94 degrees Fahrenheit, as it is shipped around the globe. That could make it difficult to get the vaccine distributed, especial...
Tags: England, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, Russia, US, Trends, Public Health, Pfizer, Vaccines, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Reuters, US Food and Drug Administration, Sanofi


London and New York have similar populations and density, but only one is seeing a major coronavirus surge. Here's why.

A crowded London street on October 18, 2020. Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images New York City and London are similar in density and population, but their coronavirus outbreaks have progressed very differently since the spring. Over the summer, New York developed its own robust testing and contact tracing programs and implemented targeted lockdowns in neighborhoods with new outbreaks. London encouraged dining at restaurants and relied on a national contact-tracing program. New ...
Tags: UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Wales, New York City, US, Trends, Brooklyn, Queens, Boris Johnson, Local Government Association, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo


Coronavirus live news: US tops 140,000 daily cases as world suffers record death toll

France’s lockdown extended by two weeks; German infection surge may be easing; Russia says its Sputnik-V vaccine is 92% effectiveWorld suffers highest deaths, cases of pandemic so farScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksCovid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claims 7.30am GMT The lateral flow test bought by the U...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Sweden, California, France, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Liverpool, Pfizer


Rise in antibiotics prescribed to dental patients in England during COVID-19 lockdown

One of the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 lockdowns in England earlier this year has been a 25 per cent increase in the prescription of antibiotics by dentists, according to a new study published today in the British Dental Journal (BDJ). Prescription rates were the highest in London, with an increase of 60% for the same period and the lowest increases, less than 10%, were in the South-West of England.
Tags: England, Science, London, South West


Coronavirus live news: New York reimposes restrictions as US sees world record 136,000 cases in one day

Italy passes 1m cases while Spain says it will demand negative test for all visitors; Greece extends curfew. Follow updates liveItaly passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 11.56pm GMT Denis Campbell and Lisa O’Carroll report: Thousands of hospital staff will join the drive to vaccinate all adults in England against coronav...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, Science, Greece, US, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Microbiology, Lisa O'Carroll


National study reveals new insights into avoidable harm in primary care

A national study of general practices in England has revealed the frequency of incidents of significant avoidable harm in primary care, and also important new details. For example, according to the research the main causes are diagnostic error (more than 60%), medication incidents (more than 25%) and delayed referrals (nearly 11%).
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Remains of new flying reptile species spotted in UK museum drawer

Student finds mislabelled fragment of pterosaur, which flew over eastern England up to 66m years agoA fossil that been had languishing in a museum drawer in Brighton, wrongly labelled as a shark fin skeleton, has now been identified as a completely new species of prehistoric flying reptile that soared majestically over what are now the Cambridgeshire fens.Roy Smith, a University of Portsmouth PhD student, identified the creature after realising was much more unusual and interesting than its labe...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Biology, UK News, Culture, Museums, Brighton, Cambridge, Archaeology, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Zoology, Cambridgeshire, Fossils, Reptiles


Covid vaccine: NHS England sets out plans for GP clinics

Plan for dedicated practices to run from 8am to 8pm seven days a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDedicated GP clinics are being set up to deliver coronavirus vaccines across England at a minimum of 975 doses per week each, according to new documents.NHS England has told the country’s 1,250 primary care networks to designate a single practice to administer vaccines in their area capable of delivering shots from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including on bank holida...
Tags: England, Science, Biology, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Gps, Vaccines and immunisation, NHS england, Coronavirus


Understanding declining teenage pregnancies in England

Declining rates of teenage pregnancies in England are related to local areas experiencing less youth unemployment, growing Black or South Asian teenage populations, more educational attainment, unaffordable housing, and a lack of available social housing, a recent study has found.
Tags: England, Science


The United States has surpassed 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases

A person taking someone's temperature through a car window. Getty There are at least 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States.  With this new milestone, the country makes up about one-fifth of the world's total cases, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. At least 50 million people have been infected with the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Denmark, overwhelmed by millions of mink it plans to kill to prevent a new strain of coronavirus, is turning to incinerators and chemical-drenched mass graves

Mink at a farm in Wisconsin, US, on February 12, 2013. Carrie Antlfinger/AP Danish mink will be buried in mass graves on military land as the country's incinerators and rendering plants struggle to keep up, the country's environmental and health authorities announced.  The country's entire population of mink — 17 million animals — is being culled after a strain of the coronavirus was found in them that can pass to humans. Experts have told Business Insider that the mutated strain may not b...
Tags: UK, England, Science, News, Trends, Information, Bbc, Britain, NHS, News UK, The Times, Denmark, Norway, Jutland, The Times of London, CARRIE ANTLFINGER


Loneliness a leading cause of depression in older adults

Loneliness is responsible for 18% of depression among people over 50 in England, according to a new study led by UCL researchers published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Tags: England, Science, Ucl


How will we know when England can come out of lockdown?

Experts warn ensuring people isolate properly if they test positive is crucial to preventing spread of Covid in time for festivitiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe next couple of weeks will be crucial in determining what kind of Christmas we have this year: a lonely, joyless affair in front of our TVs or, at best, a modest celebration, sharing the odd Christmas cracker with one or two close relatives.The arithmetic that will determine the outcome is straightforwar...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: White House chief of staff 'tests positive for Covid'; Poland sees record 27,875 cases

Trump aide Mark Meadows reportedly has Covid-19; total number of cases in Poland exceeds 500,000; US sees record 120,000 cases in a dayMark Meadows reportedly tests positive for coronavirusUS breaks Covid-19 daily record again with 121,000 new cases UK and others look for lessons from Slovakia mass testing schemeEnglish couples heartbroken as weddings cancelled again 10.30am GMT A union in the UK has warned it is too late to find the nurses needed to meet the demands of an “extremely challen...
Tags: UK, England, Science, White House, US, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Poland, Slovakia, Trump, Reuters, Mark Meadows, Royal College of Nursing RCN, Coronavirus, Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC


Travel to UK from Denmark to be banned amid worries over Covid in mink

Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, understood to be concerned by new strainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll travel to the UK from Denmark is being banned amid mounting concern over an outbreak in the country of a mutation of coronavirus linked to mink, the Guardian understands.Downing Street had already taken action to remove Denmark from the travel corridor, forcing arrivals to quarantine for two weeks from Friday at 4am.
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Animals, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Animal Welfare, Microbiology, Denmark, Downing Street, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty



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