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10 people in Sweden told us their trust in the government is dwindling as it pivots away from its no-lockdown coronavirus policy

People pass a Christmas decorated shopping window in central Stockholm, Sweden on November 10, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images After seeing a dramatic resurgence in cases in line with other European countries, Sweden has introduced new coronavirus measures. The country famously chose to follow a no-lockdown policy that favored loose recommendations over strict rules during the first wave.  Ten people living there told Business Insider ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Sweden, US, International, Trends, Getty Images, Green, News UK, Finland, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Business Insider, Stefan Lofven, Stockholm Sweden


Fresh air can combat COVID-19. For Italy's most polluted town, in the shadow of a steel mill, opening the windows is not an option.

An aerial view of Taranto's steelworks in April 2013. Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images Taranto, a southern Italian city, has long stood in the shadow of a vast, polluting steel mill. The factory routinely blows pollutants over the city, forcing residents to seal themselves in their homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new irony, bringing instructions to keep windows open. Residents feel their fight against the virus is compromised by their struggle with pollution. Campaigners hope th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Time, Trends, Italy, News UK, Steel, Puglia, Valentino, Ilva, ArcelorMittal, Riva, Taranto, Ferraro, Ian Johnston, International Federation for Human Rights


Coronavirus live news: US hospitalisations at record level as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions 11.23pm GMT Between 100,000 and 150,000 people will be able to return to work in Ireland over the next week or so as all shops, restaurants, gyms and pubs serving food reopen, Business Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.The number of people claiming temporary coronavirus-related jobless benefits has risen by almo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, US, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Leo Varadkar, Trudeau, Coronavirus


Earth will partially eclipse the Beaver Moon this weekend. Here's what that means.

A total lunar eclipse as seen from Santa Monica, California, October 8, 2014. A Beaver Moon eclipse will be visible across North America overnight Sunday. Earth will move between the full moon and the sun, partially eclipsing the moon in darkness, for four-and-a-half hours early Monday. People across North America and Europe have used full moons to track the seasons and months for thousands of years. Here are some of the names they've used for each month's full moon. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, News, Maryland, Massachusetts, Time, Trends, Earth, Features, Atlantic, Moon, North America, New England, Hunter, Charlie Baker


Denmark could dig up and cremate mink killed in Covid cull

Fears nitrogen and phosphorus could be released in large quantities into soil at grave sitesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDenmark’s government is considering exhuming and cremating the remains of millions of culled mink after decaying carcasses started to emerge from a hastily dug grave.After a mutated version of Covid-19 was found in the animals, the prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, announced a cull in early November of the estimated 15-17 million mink in Denmark...
Tags: Europe, Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Infectious Diseases, Pollution, Animal Welfare, Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new daily infection record; Swiss advised against watching oom-pah bands

Singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authorities; Iran tightens pandemic measures by all but closing government officesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 4.07pm GMT The spread of the coronavirus virus aro...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, US news, Iran, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Switzerland, South America, Alpine, Afp, Coronavirus


BioNTech's Covid vaccine is a triumph of innovation and immigration | Hans-Werner Sinn

Pioneered by a Turkish-German couple, its significance exceeds its practical valueThe world took note when the German startup BioNTech announced its breakthrough in the development of a new type of vaccine to combat Covid-19. After testing tens of thousands of people, BioNTech’s vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective in providing protection for those who would otherwise have been infected. The company was the first to apply for emergency use authorisation for a coronavirus vaccine in the US ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Germany, US, Society, US news, Genetics, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer


Virus spread in France showing signs of slowing – as it happened

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.26am GMT We’re closing this blog now but you can car...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


Coronavirus live news: virus spread in France showing signs of slowing; fears Africa may be at back of vaccine queue

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm GMT The World Health Organization’s top emergenc...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, RTE, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


Coronavirus live news: fears African vaccinations may not start until mid-2021; Croatia closes all restaurants

Health campaigners fear Africa near the back of queue for vaccines; weddings also banned in Croatia; Swedish royals test positiveUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 4.22pm GMT Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen was moved to tears on Thursday when visiting a mink farmer who lost his herd following th...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Frederiksen, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: fears African vaccination may not start until mid-2021; Greek patients airlifted to Athens

Health campaigners fear Africa near the back of queue for vaccines; patients airlifted from northern Greece to Athens; Swedish royals test positiveUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 3.19pm GMT Hello everyone, I am running the Guardian’s global live feed today, bringing you the latest updates. Please do get...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Athens, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Swedish royals self-isolating after positive test; Germany extends partial lockdown

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia ‘have light flu symptoms’; Merkel warns restrictions may last until next year; Ukraine reports record daily case riseSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.30am GMT Over in Greece military C-130 transport planes have begun airlifting patients stricken with Covid-19 from Drama, in th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Ukraine, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Athens, Merkel, Puma, Cuba


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as Ukraine reports record daily cases

Ukraine reports record daily case rise; nearly 13,000 daily deaths reported worldwide; Disney to lay off 32,000 workers in first half of 2021Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.34am GMT The UK government is facing calls to publish scientific advice on the relaxing of Covid-19 rules over Christmas amid warnings that a single in...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, Disney, UK News, World news, US news, Ukraine, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Argentina, Cuba, Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires


ECDC and WHO call for improved HIV testing in Europe

The number of people living with undiagnosed HIV is increasing in the WHO European Region. According to data published today by ECDC and the WHO/Europe, more than 136 000 people were newly diagnosed in 2019 - roughly 20% of these diagnoses were in the EU/EAA and 80% in the eastern part of the European Region. Every second HIV diagnosis (53%) happens at a late stage of the infection, when the immune system has already started to fail.
Tags: Europe, Science, Who, ECDC, WHO Europe, EU EAA, European Region Every


Americas record worst week since pandemic's start – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.29pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as world suffers record daily deaths 11.09pm GMT All adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, even more vital for well-being and mental health in the Covid-19 era, the World Health Organization said in i...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as world suffers record daily deaths

Global cases pass 60m; nearly 13,000 daily deaths reported worldwide; the Americas reported more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.28pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan, and this time last year I was in Beirut prepari...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Cuba, Beirut, Sicily, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: global cases exceed 60m; the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start

Global cases pass 60m, according Johns Hopkins University; The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHOUnited States reports 2,157 new coronavirus deathsSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.22pm GMT The US has recorded 165,282 new cases and 1,989 more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization, Cuba, Wuhan, The Americas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


Coronavirus live news: the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start; US reports 2,157 deaths in a day

The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHO; one person dies every 40 seconds from Covid-related illness in US in past dayDeaths 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 5.27pm GMT We reported earlier that the World Health Organization’s regional branch for the Americas has said the region saw more th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Panama, Pan American Health Organization PAHO, Coronavirus, COVID, Jarbas Barbosa


Coronavirus live news: US reports 2,157 new Covid-deaths in 24 hours; Sicily asks Cuba to send doctors and nurses

One person dies every 40 seconds from Covid-related illness in US in past day; Sicilian hospitals face personnel shortages; record daily deaths in GermanyDeaths 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 4.22pm GMT The Americas reported more than 1.5 million cases in the last seven days; the highest weekly number since the start of ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, United States, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Cuba, Sicily, North Central and South America


Coronavirus live news: Germany reports record daily deaths; Sicily asks Cuba to send doctors and nurses

Germany reports 410 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours; Sicilian hospitals struggling with shortage of medical personnel; global cases near 60m casesDeaths 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 1.27pm GMT The regional government of Madrid is proposing allowing groups of up to 10 people to gather on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, N...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Cuba, Madrid, Sicily, Repubblica, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Germany reports record daily deaths as global cases near 60m

Germany reports 410 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours; Johns Hopkins University tracker nears 60m cases; French to ease lockdown this weekendDeaths 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 11.10am GMT Hello, I’m taking over the blog from Lexy Topping and I’ll be with you for the next few hours. If you’d like to draw my attention to...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Zambia, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, Lexy Topping


The US is reportedly close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers walk through a nearly empty terminal at Boston's Logan Airport on November 20. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering lifting the travel ban on non-US citizens coming from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported. President Trump has not made up his mind yet, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry to travellers from Europe in March as the outbreak surged there, but ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Logan Airport, Donald Trump, Trump


The US is said to be close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers in a nearly empty terminal at Boston Logan International Airport on Friday. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering a removal of travel restrictions for most non-American citizens from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported Wednesday. President Donald Trump has not made up his mind, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry by most travelers from Europe in March as corona...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brazil Reuters


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


The invasive species that Europe needs to erradicate most urgently are identified

An international research team analyzed the risk impact and the effectiveness of possible erradication strategies for invasive species already in the region as well as those that have yet to arrive
Tags: Europe, Science


The epidemiology of muscle-strengthening exercise in Europe: A 28-country comparison

A 28-country comparison of 280,605 adults reveals that just 17% of adult Europeans perform specific muscle-strengthening exercises--e.g.: squats, situps, and pushups--twice or more a week, as recommended by the WHO.
Tags: Europe, Science


Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing error 12.22am GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of self-quarantine period recomme...
Tags: Europe, Science, Cdc, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Emmanuel Macron, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Macron


Death tolls in Italy and Spain surge – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.58pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m 11.26pm GMT Appearing with first lady Melania Trump in front of the White House, the president made brief remarks thanking healthcare workers and researchers working on a Covid-19 vaccine.According to tradition, two turkeys na...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, White House, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Melania Trump, COB, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Macron says worst of French second wave over; death tolls in Italy and Spain surge

French president says lockdown to ease; Italy reports most daily deaths since late March; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing error 8.10pm GMT French president Emmanuel Macron has announced the start of a phased easing of lockdown restrictions.The progression from one phas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: daily death tolls surge in Italy and Spain

Italy reports most daily deaths since late March; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second wave; Swedish watchdog condemns shortcomings in nursing homesFrance to control lockdown easing with Europe wary of festive surgeRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing errorUK coronavirus – latest updates 6.06pm GMT Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has said ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Justin Trudeau, Jessica Elgot, Peter Walker



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