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Coronavirus live news: Global cases top 20m as WHO chief says ‘it’s never too late to turn outbreak around'

Deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHO; US weekly deaths fall 16%; EU health agency calls for new lockdowns; Follow the latest updatesFrance extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a press briefing by a Secret Service agent on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the...
Tags: Science, Greece, White House, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus live news: WHO chief says ‘it’s never too late to turn outbreak around' as cases near 20m

Deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHO; US weekly deaths fall 16%; EU health agency calls for new lockdowns; Follow the latest updatesFrance extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.24am BST In case you missed this earlier: The European Union’s health agency has called on member states that are seeing an increase in cases of c...
Tags: Science, Greece, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Study links cannabis use during pregnancy to autism risk

Research suggests 50% greater risk for children whose mothers report using cannabisChildren born to mothers who report using cannabis during pregnancy have about a 50% greater risk of developing autism, research suggests.While the team behind the work said more research was needed to unpick whether cannabis itself was behind the link, they said the results were concerning. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Cannabis, Autism, Medical Research


The Guardian view on Brexit bureaucracy: tied up in red tape | Editorial

Businesses already struggling with the fallout from Covid-19 will be forced to deal with a mountain of new bureaucracy in the middle of a deep recessionThe government did not quite achieve the Brexit breakthrough it was seeking on Friday, when there was hope that a fast-tracked trade agreement with Japan might be reached. But it seems likely that a deal, essentially replicating one signed by the EU and Japan last year, will be done by the end of the month. Some kind of morale booster for Britain...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, Science, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Canada, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Pharmaceuticals industry


What we are learning about Covid-19 and kids

As schools around the world prepare to reopen, new scientific evidence about children and coronavirus is coming to lightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBack in April, the French epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet found himself leading an investigation in the town of Crépy-en-Valois, a small community of 15,000 inhabitants just to the north-east of Paris. In February, the town’s middle and high schools had become the centre of a new outbreak of Covid-19.Fontanet and collea...
Tags: Science, Education, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Microbiology, Schools, Sars, Pasteur Institute, Arnaud Fontanet, Fontanet, Crepy en Valois, Coronavirus outbreak, north east of Paris


Coronavirus live news: UK deaths rise by 55 to 46,566 as Indian health workers strike

Ten of thousands demand better pay and protection as cases rise in the Philippines, Greece and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 6.18pm BST President Donald Trump on Saturday intends to sign an executive order intended to provide economic relief to Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic after the White ...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, World news, Medical Research, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Melbourne, Donald Trump, Reuters, Philippines Greece, Coronavirus outbreak, Congress a White House


Coronavirus live news: UK deaths rise 55 to 46,566 as Indian health workers strike

Ten of thousands demand better pay and protection as cases rise in the Philippines, Greece and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 5.23pm BST Thousands of bikers heading to South Dakota’s 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will not be allowed through Cheyenne River Sioux checkpoints, a spokesman for the Native A...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, South Dakota, Melbourne, Beirut, Afp, Cheyenne River Sioux, Great Sioux Nation, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Philippines Greece, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: UK recalls home tests over safety concerns as Indian health workers strike

Ten of thousands demand better pay and protection as cases rise in the Philippines, Greece and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 3.16pm BST Hispanic and black children in the US are far more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than white children, a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Edward Helmore, Tom Phillips, Guardian US, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Coronavirus live news: UK recalls home tests over safety concerns as Greece cases rise steeply

City of Preston urges young people ‘don’t kill granny’ as cases rise in the Philippines, Australia and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 2.17pm BST Germany and France have challenged the US’s claim to lead talks over reforming the World Health Organization, citing Washington’s decision to quit the UN health...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, Washington, France, Germany, India, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Preston, World Health Organization, Un, Melbourne, Group of Seven


Coronavirus live news: UK recalls home tests over safety concerns as Brazil death toll nears 100,000

City of Preston urges young people ‘don’t kill granny’ as cases rise in the Philippines, Australia and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 11.09am BST Turkmenistan, which is officially free of coronavirus, has given the World Health Organization permission to conduct independent testing, after it expressed se...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Preston, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Turkmenistan, Afp, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Berdymukhamedov, Randox, MHRA


Coronavirus live news: England extends use of face coverings as Brazil death toll nears 100,000

City of Preston urges young people ‘don’t kill granny’ as cases rise in the Philippines, Australia and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 10.20am BST People in Preston, northern England, have told the PA news agency that they expect many of their neighbours to ignore renewed coronavirus restrictions imposed ...
Tags: England, Science, Singapore, World news, PA, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Preston, Brazil, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, Philippines Australia


‘The virus piggybacked on racism’: why did Covid-19 hit BAME families so hard?

Ida lost two brothers in 10 days, and Ken’s teenage sweetheart died at 44. Now, they’re looking for answersSir Oyaseh Ivowi sits in front of a poster of two of his three boys. Olume, the older brother, hovers over Isi; both wear traditional Nigerian dress. Underneath are the words: “Gone too soon, but not forgotten. Olume Godfrey Ivowi, 7 November 1973 to 10 April 2020. Isi Benjamin Emitsemu Ivowi, 17 November 1985 to 19 April 2020.”Olume, 46, and Isi, 34, died in Luton and Milton Keynes respect...
Tags: Family, Science, Race, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Death and dying, ISI, Luton, Milton Keynes, Ken, Ida, OSI, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll nears 100,000 as Australian state of Victoria reports 466 new cases

Anti-Bolsonaro protests as Brazil cases near 3m; Australian state of Victoria reports 12 more deaths; Italy cases soar. Follow the latest, liveTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 2.26am BST New Zealand has recorded no new cases of coronavirus in managed hotel quarantine. #BREAKING: Zero new cases of COVID-19 in ma...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Brazil, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Anti Bolsonaro, Australian College of Nursing


Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll nears 100,000 as Australia struggles to contain cases

Anti-Bolsonaro protests as Brazil cases near 3m; Italy cases soar; Australia cases double in less than a month to reach 20,000. Follow the latest, live Trump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 1.22am BST Mexico’s health ministry on Friday reported 6,717 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 794 additional fatalities...
Tags: Science, Australia, Mexico, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Queensland, New South Wales, Brazil, Melbourne, Trump, Victoria New South Wales, Coronavirus outbreak, Anti Bolsonaro


'Wishful thinking': the dangers of UK hype during Covid-19

From the UK government over-promising on testing to scientific spin on a vaccine, realism is in short supplyRevealed: UK’s rapid Covid test not yet approved by regulatorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey were billed by the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, as “lifesaving” and “hugely beneficial”: two new coronavirus tests that claim to deliver results within 90 minutes, promoted enthusiastically to the public with the help of front pages in the Times, the i and th...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medical Research, Daily Mail, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Revealed: UK's rapid Covid test not yet approved by regulators

Exclusive: no data on accuracy of this and other test bought by government has been published‘Wishful thinking’: dangers of UK hype during Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of two 90-minute rapid coronavirus tests bought by the UK government and announced on Monday has yet to be approved by regulators, while no data on the accuracy of either has been published, the Guardian has learned.The test, from Oxford Nanopore, a young biotech company spun off from Oxf...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford University, Oxford Nanopore, Coronavirus outbreak


Cramped workplaces, parties … the factors fuelling local Covid-19 spikes

What have resurgences around the world taught us about how local clusters emerge?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is not always possible to pinpoint the origin of a local spike in cases, particularly in countries like the UK, where the disease is still circulating at relatively significant levels.But in countries where overall caseloads are lower, and with rigorous test-and-trace schemes, it has been possible to pinpoint the factors that have sparked or fuelled loca...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, UK, Science, Biology, Singapore, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Baldness and rashes? Experts split over unusual Covid-19 risk factors and symptoms

Academics analyse whether hair and hearing loss may also be linked to coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom hearing loss and rashes, to being tall and bald, as the Covid-19 pandemic develops, a host of new symptoms and risk factors are being linked to the virus. We take a look at the evidence. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Science, Biology, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Disability, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Beauty, Microbiology, Deafness And Hearing Impairment, Hair Loss, Coronavirus outbreak


Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases – study

Addressing 12 factors such as excessive drinking and air pollution exposure may have significant effect, experts say Excessive drinking, exposure to air pollution and head injuries all increase dementia risk, experts say in a report revealing that up to 40% of dementia cases worldwide could be delayed or prevented by addressing 12 such lifestyle factors.Around 50 million people around the world live with dementia, including about 850,000 people in the UK. By 2040, it has been estimated there wil...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Smoking, Wales, Alcohol, UK News, Medical Research, Air Pollution, Dementia


Global report: downsized hajj pilgrimage begins amid Covid-19 restrictions

US deaths near 150,000; half of people living in Mumbai slums have had the coronavirus; China records 100 new casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMuslim pilgrims have begun the annual hajj in the holy city of Mecca in a dramatically downsized version as the hosts, Saudi Arabia, try to prevent any outbreaks of coronavirus during the five-day pilgrimage.The hajj, one of the five pillars or most important practices of Islam and an obligation for able-bodied Muslims at l...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Islam, Mecca, Mumbai, Hajj, Coronavirus outbreak


AstraZeneca signs deal worth up to £4.7bn for cancer treatment

Pharmaceuticals company buys global rights to new technology from Japan’s Daiichi SankyoDrugmaker AstraZeneca could pay up to $6bn (£4.7bn) for the global rights to a new Japanese cancer treatment.The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company said it would pay $1bn (£800m) up front to its partner Daiichi Sankyo. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Japan, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Cancer Research, Daiichi, Daiichi Sankyo Continue


Britain wins rare praise for leading race to test life-saving Covid drugs

UK’s high infection rate and centralised NHS have enabled Recovery team to help victims across the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt has been a startling week for those following Britain’s response to the pandemic. Roundly derided for the lateness of its lockdown and its bungled testing programmes, the UK was the unexpected recipient of a sudden bout of lavish praise for its scientists’ efforts to combat the d isease.“The Brits are on course to save the world,” ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, University of Oxford, Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg Opinion, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid-19 Q&A: UK experts discuss how their lives have changed

The Guardian spoke to four health and science figures to learn how the pandemic has impacted their daily lifePeter Horby, professor of emerging infectious diseases at Oxford University, chief investigator on the Recovery trial, and member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage): “I bought a cloth face covering. I’ve worn it at the shops when they’ve been busy and there’s not been much space. I’ll be wearing it more now that it’s compulsory.” Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Health policy, Recovery, Oxford University, Coronavirus outbreak, Scientific Advisory Group


'Major' breakthrough in Covid-19 drug makes UK professors millionaires

Synairgen’s share price rises 540% on morning of news of successful drugs trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree professors at the University of Southampton school of medicine have this week made a “major breakthrough” in the treatment of coronavirus patients and become paper millionaires at the same time.Almost two decades ago professors Ratko Djukanovic, Stephen Holgate and Donna Davis discovered that people with asthma and chronic lung disease lacked a protein ...
Tags: Business, UK, Science, Education, Biology, UK News, World news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Microbiology, University Of Southampton, Donna Davis, Coronavirus outbreak, Synairgen


Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong and California see record daily cases; 'huge discrepancy' in South Africa death toll

California cases pass New York’s; WHO emergencies chief says vaccinations unlikely before 2021; global infections top 15mSouth Korea goes into recession as Australia flags huge deficitUS daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since JuneNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsUK coronavirus updates – live 10.22am BST The Philippines has reported 2,200 new coronavirus infections and 28 new deaths. The health ministry said total deaths now stand at 1,...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Science, Australia, California, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Microbiology, Korea, Delhi


Coronavirus live news: South Africa excess deaths rise by 60%; California sees record daily cases

California cases pass New York’s; WHO emergencies chief says vaccinations unlikely before 2021; global infections top 15mSouth Korea goes into recession as Australia flags huge deficitUS daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since JuneNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live 9.17am BST Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19. Related:...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, California, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Korea, Delhi, Coronavirus outbreak


Israeli firm says micro-pancreas to 'cure' diabetes ready for UK trials

Exclusive: hopes testing can begin in 2021 on product intended to free people of need for insulin injectionsAn Israeli company claiming to have created a tiny micro-pancreas that can “cure” diabetes for millions of people has said it will submit a request next month for human clinical trials in the UK.Betalin Therapeutics said its “bio-artificial” pancreas aims to free patients of the need for insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring. It is designed for people with type 1 type 2 diabetes wh...
Tags: UK, Science, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Diabetes, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Betalin Therapeutics


Coronavirus live news: California sees record daily cases as global infections top 15m

California Covid-19 cases pass New York’s after record day; WHO emergencies chief says vaccinations unlikely before 2021; global cases pass 15m. Follow the latest updates US daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since JuneCalifornia surpasses New York as state with most coronavirus cases after record dayNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.16am BST Mexico’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 6,019 new confi...
Tags: New York, Science, California, Mexico, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Delhi


New antibody mix could form 'very potent' Covid-19 treatment, say scientists

Researchers say development could lead to a coronavirus treatment that can be mass produced Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageResearchers have identified a potent cocktail of antibodies that may help doctors treat Covid-19 infections and protect people at risk from falling ill with the disease.The antibodies were collected from patients hospitalised with severe Covid-19, and they could be manufactured at scale by pharmaceutical firms and transfused into the blood to fig...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Coronavirus outbreak


Antibody mix trialled as potential coronavirus treatment

Scientists find promise of ‘very potent’ defence against Covid-19 that could be mass-producedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageResearchers have identified a potent cocktail of antibodies that may help doctors treat Covid-19 infections and protect people at risk from falling ill with the disease.The antibodies were collected from patients hospitalised with severe Covid-19, and they could be manufactured at scale by pharmaceutical firms and transfused into the blood to fi...
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