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UK's coronavirus death toll: how does it compare with Spain and Italy?

Daily increase in volume of fatalities now puts UK on par with rises seen in Europe’s worst-hit countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA total of 7,097 deaths have been recorded in hospitals across the UK to date. Although this is lower than the death tolls in Italy, the US, Spain and France, the daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and Spain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Spain, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, US SPAIN, Coronavirus outbreak


UK's coronavirus death toll: how accurate is it and how does it compare?

The daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and SpainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA total of 7,097 deaths have been recorded in hospitals across the UK to date. Although this is lower than the death tolls in Italy, the US, Spain and France, the daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and Spain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Spain, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, US SPAIN, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuumUK coronavirus updates – liveUS sees highest one-day death toll from coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST A retirement home in Canada that lost nearly half its residents to coronavirus is scrambling to protect the remaining healthy inhabitants who live...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, Global, US, Toronto, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Johnson


How can coronavirus models get it so wrong?

Analysis depends on data – so predictions for Italy and Spain, where peak has passed, are more reliable than for UKUK will have Europe’s worst death tollCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverageThe Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, based at the University of Washington, is the best organisation in the world at collecting data on diseases and mapping out why we fall ill.Its Global Burden of Disease study is a massive collaborative effort that is valued and...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Spain, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Seattle, University of Washington, UKUK, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Coronavirus outbreak


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


54.8% of COVID-19 cases imported to Brazil by March 5 came from Italy

In contrast with China and other countries where the disease spread slowly, in Brazil more than 300 people started the epidemic. Most were passengers flying in from Italy.
Tags: Science, China, Italy, Brazil


What other countries can learn from Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Exploring the challenges in the Italian health care system during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and how other countries can plan for optimal actions.
Tags: Science, Italy


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest day-to-day rise in infections in a week

Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row; Germany sees further case drop; Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’Latest developments: at a glanceEurope’s numbers offer hope as US nears peak momentUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Two hospitals each with a capacity of up to 1,000 beds are to be build in Istanbul, Turkey, to treat coronavirus patients, the country’s president has said, according to AF...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Microbiology


Link between air pollution and corona mortality in Italy could be possible

A group of scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark and University of Siena in Italy has found another small piece in the puzzle of understanding COVID-19. Looking for reasons why the mortality rate is up to 12% in the northern part of Italy and only approx. 4.5% in the rest of the country, they found a probable correlation between air pollution and mortality in two of the worst affected regions in northern Italy.
Tags: Science, Italy, Denmark, Aarhus University, University of Siena


Coronavirus live news: Ireland's Varadkar to restart work as a doctor amid crisis

Taoiseach will work one shift a week; Italy reports lowest increase in deaths in two weeks; Spain records smallest rate of increase in infectionsLatest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.19pm BST Some 1,000 migrants have been placed under quarantine after an outbreak of Covid-19 at a camp at Hal Far in the south of Malta. The camp has been was ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Malta


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest increase in deaths in two weeks

Spain records smallest rate of increase in infections; Trump tells Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’; Global deaths approach 65,000Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Here are the key developments of the last few hours: 5.45pm BST The country’s health minister has announced that Barbados has recorded its first death from t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, China, Global, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Spain records smallest rate of increase in infections since start of crisis

Spanish PM calls for ‘European solidarity’; Trump tells Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’; Global deaths approach 65,000Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latest Coming back to life after lockdown in WuhanFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.52am BST Spain’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 674 to 12,418 in the past 24 hours, according to figures which recorded the lowest number of victims in nine days.It is also the f...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Global, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, South Sudan


Coronavirus live news: Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death' as US cases pass 310,000

Global deaths approach 65,000; Spain infections overtake Italy; US deploys military personnel. Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceComing back to life after lockdown in Wuhan‘Mask wars’: US faces more accusations of outbiddingFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.03am BST A “car crash” media appearance. A political “reset” already being challenged. A prime minister stuck in isolation. The beginnings of a bureaucratic ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Wuhan


Coronavirus live news: Cases approach 1.2m as Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death'

Quarter of cases globally are in US; Spain infections overtake Italy; US deploys military personnel. Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceComing back to life after lockdown in Wuhan‘Mask wars’: US faces more accusations of outbiddingFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.10am BST Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sparked outrage on Friday by posing for photographs at the plaza that was the centre of anti-government pro...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Biology, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Wuhan


Coronavirus live news: global number of confirmed cases passes 1 million

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.55pm BST Just dipping back into the Trump press conference at the White House, and the president has blame states for ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, Science, White House, China, Russia, New York City, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Brooklyn


Coronavirus live news: global number of confirmed cases passes 1m

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.23pm BST “A glimmer of hope but little detail.” See the experts’ reaction to the UK health secretary Matt Hancock’s new...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 50,000

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.03pm BST As the pandemic worsens, panicked governments have been accused of using questionable methods to acquire suppl...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week as known global cases pass 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; known global cases pass 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesAt a glance: summary of key events Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 7.05pm BST The first coronavirus case among Brazil’s 300 indigenous tribes has been confirmed by the Health Ministry’s indigenous health service Sesai.Th...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; global cases near 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 6.14pm BST Portugal’s government has cleared the way to extend the nationwide state of emergency by 15 days to combat the spread of coronavirus.President Marcelo Reb...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, France, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Spain passes 100,000 cases, as global number of infections nears 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; global cases near 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 5.20pm BST Unemployment in Austria has jumped by 66% to the highest level since records began in 1946, despite a government bid to avoid mass lay-offs amid the coronavirus outbreak.Official d...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Austria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy and US deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000

Worldwide confirmed cases pass 800,000 as Spain and Russia report record single-day death tolls and Mexico wakes to state of emergencyUK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm BST The US has more confirmed cases of coronavirus infection than China, according to official statistics given by both countries that in all likelihood...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, China, Russia, India, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia


Quarantine Boredom Busters

Most of us in non-essential jobs find ourselves either working from home or waiting for bans to be lifted to return to work. While working at home or having more free time certainly comes with its perks, the monotony of your own four walls can feel stifling. Using this time wisely to stay motivated can be a challenge. Here are some quarantine boredom busters that can keep you on the top of your game and broaden those four walls just a bit. Keep a clean workspace A pristine habitat can be freei...
Tags: Japan, Science, Inspiration, Communication, Mindfulness, Inspire, Italy, How To, Tips, Boredom, Babbel, Thought Leadership, Speaking, Rosetta Stone, Quarantine


Covid-19 deaths in Italian hospitals are today increasing at maximum rate and significant numbers will continue to die until at least mid-April

A new report on Covid-19 data up to March 30 from Italy, prepared by an Italian expert for the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), says that the number of daily deaths in Italian hospitals is today still accelerating at the maximum rate, and significant numbers of deaths in hospital are likely to continue until at least mid-April and could go on until early June.
Tags: Science, Italy, European Society of Anaesthesiology ESA


New pathogen threatens fennel yield in Italy

A new fungal genus and species Ochraceocephala foeniculi causes fennel yield losses of about 20-30% for three different cultivars. It damages the crops with necrotic lesions on the crown, root and stem. International research group makes the first step in handling the new fennel disease by publishing their paper in the open-access journal Mycokeys.
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Astronaut urine could be a key concrete ingredient on the moon

A key challenge in building colonies on the moon is that it's incredibly expensive to transport construction materials to space from Earth. That's why researchers are exploring how moon bases could be mostly constructed from raw materials already there. A team of scientists working with the European Space Agency (ESA) are exploring how urine could be a key ingredient in lunar concrete. A 3D printer could then form the "mud" into structural components. From FEYCT - Spanish Foundation For Science ...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Italy, Netherlands, European Space Agency ESA, What A Pisser, Norway Spain, Ramón Pamies, Polytechnic University of Cartagena Murcia


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports 812 new deaths as global toll passes 35,000

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study sheds light on infection mechanismHungary passes law that critics say will let Orbán rule by decreeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.30pm BST Before dawn hundreds of British travellers had gathered outside the Holiday Inn hotel opposite Lima’s shuttered international airport, Dan Collyns reports ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Israel, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Moscow, Peru


Coronavirus live news: UK warned of six-month lockdown as New York state passes 1,000 deaths

US expert Dr Anthony Fauci says US could see 200,000 dead; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first death. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSpain’s daily death toll rises again while Italy expects peak in a weekUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.25am BST Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has announced a AU$1,500 per fortnight “job keeper” payment to businesses. The payment, made...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Moscow


Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 200,000 as UK warned of six-month lockdown

US expert Dr Anthony Fauci makes grim prediction; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first death. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSpain’s daily death toll rises again while Italy expects peak in a weekUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.18am BST An update from Panama now, where Patrick Greenfield and Erin McCormick report that the covid-19 stricken Zaandam cruise liner and its sister s...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Moscow, Anthony Fauci


Coronavirus live news: stricken cruise ship granted passage along Panama canal

Mali records first death ahead of election and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.18pm GMT Britons stranded in New Zealand are facing costs of £40,000 to return home, my colleague Mark Townsend reported. Those stranded say they have been left without guidance or assistance after the UK embassy and consular services in New...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Mali


Coronavirus live news: France death toll passes 2,000 while 90,000 cases confirmed in Italy

All non-essential workers in Spain ‘must stay at home’ and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.18pm GMT Italian PM is approving new legislation to make €4.7bn available to cities in Italy affected by coronavirus, Sky News have just announced.Meanwhile, the Italian economic minister says Europe will need a package like that ...
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