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Covid live news: Lebanon hits record daily cases after blast; Russian vaccine must follow safety procedure, says WHO

Coronavirus updates: New Zealand records first new local cases in 102 days; global deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHORussia approves vaccine despite testing concernsFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have diedEngland denies it has evidence older pupils pose infection riskUS coronavirus updates – live 8.24pm BST Germany has extended a partial travel warning for Spain to the capital of Madrid and the Basque region due...
Tags: Science, Germany, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Madrid, Lebanon


Covid live news: Russian vaccine 'must follow safety procedure', says WHO; New Zealand reports new cases

Coronavirus updates: New Zealand records first new local cases in 102 days; deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHORussia approves coronavirus vaccine despite testing safety concernsFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US healthcare workers who have diedUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 5.28pm BST Here’s a little more detail on those comments from the WHO’s director in the Americas Carissa Etienne, who has noted concern...
Tags: Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Who, World Health Organization, Central America, Caribbean, Belize, Dominican Republic


Covid live news: New Zealand reports first new cases in community; Russia approves vaccine

Coronavirus updates: community transmission ends over 100 days of virus-free streak; Putin claims vaccine success; deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHOGlobal report: coronavirus cases pass 20m as WHO points to ‘green shoots of hope’France extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.22am BST Germany’s hospitality sector is starting to discuss ways in which it can prepare itself for a winter with coronavirus, amid fears that many pubs, r...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Greece, Putin, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Munich, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Who


Coronavirus live news: Russia grants regulatory approval to Covid-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing

Putin claims vaccine success; Deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHO; Trump considers blocking Americans who may have Covid-19 from coming homeGlobal report: coronavirus cases pass 20m as WHO points to ‘green shoots of hope’France extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.24am BST President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine after less ...
Tags: Science, Greece, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Moscow, Who, Trump


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


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


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


Scientists revive 100-million-year-old microbes buried in the ocean floor

Researchers successfully revived ancient microbes, some more than 100 million years old, that were buried in the seafloor. During an expedition to the South Pacific Gyre, the scientists from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and their colleagues drilled into the ocean sediment almost 6,000 meters below the surface. “Our main question was whether life could exist in such a nutrient-limited environment or if this was a lifeless zone,” JAMSTEC senior scientist Y...
Tags: Post, Japan, Science, News, Biology, Bacteria, Oceans, Microbiology, Microbes, Oceanography, Yuki Morono, Morono, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Steven -RSB- D'Hondt


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


Ancient Microbes Spring to Life After 100 Million Years Under the Seafloor

Scientists have revived microbes found deep beneath the seafloor in 100-million-year-old sediment, dramatically expanding our view of where life exists on Earth and for how long.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Earth, Microbiology, Microbes, Extremophiles, Seafloor Sediments


Soap dodger: meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong

Hand-washing aside, James Hamblin has not used soap for five years. He warns that our obsession with being clean is harming the microbiome that keeps us healthyWhen James Hamblin tells people he has not used soap in the shower for five years, they tend not to hold back in expressing their disgust. “It’s one of the few remaining things for which we feel fine telling someone that they’re gross,” he says. “It’s amazing to me, honestly.”Yet despite people’s “clearly moralising judgments”, Hamblin is...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, US, Life and style, Society, Atlantic, Health & wellbeing, Microbiology, Yale School of Public Health, Hamblin, James Hamblin, Doogie Howser


Know sweat: scientists solve mystery behind body odour

University of York researchers trace the source of underarm aromas to a particular enzymeScientists have unravelled the mysterious mechanism behind the armpit’s ability to produce the pungent smell of body odour.Researchers at the University of York traced the source of underarm odour to a particular enzyme in a certain microbe that lives in the human armpit. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Microbiology, York, University of York


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


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


First active leak of sea-bed methane discovered in Antarctica

Researchers say potent climate-heating gas almost certainly escaping into atmosphereThe first active leak of methane from the sea floor in Antarctica has been revealed by scientists.The researchers also found microbes that normally consume the potent greenhouse gas before it reaches the atmosphere had only arrived in small numbers after five years, allowing the gas to escape. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Microbiology, Antarctica


Oxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial shows

Early results also indicate vaccine is safe, raising hopes it could help end pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOxford University’s experimental coronavirus vaccine is safe and generated a strong immune response in about 1,000 people who volunteered to help trial it, researchers have said, raising hopes it could help end the pandemic.The results published in the Lancet medical journal are preliminary, however, with the effect of the vaccine measured by the amount...
Tags: Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Lancet, Coronavirus outbreak


UK secures deals for 90m doses of coronavirus vaccine

Government says agreements ensure Britain has best chance of protecting those at riskCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has signed deals for more than 90m doses of Covid-19 vaccine.BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and Sky News reported the government had secured an agreement for 30m doses of a drug being developed by BioNTech and the German firm Pfizer. The treatment is undergoing a phase two trial. Continue ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Biology, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pfizer, Sky News, BBC Radio, Gavin Williamson, BioNtech, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists he can avoid second England-wide lockdown

PM says reimposition of national measures is ‘nuclear deterrent’ he hopes never to useCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has insisted he can avoid imposing another England-wide lockdown this winter, describing it as a “nuclear deterrent” that he hopes never to use.Despite chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance saying “national measures” might be necessary if there were fresh waves of the virus in the coming months, the prime minister said he “certainly” ...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Patrick Vallance, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: UK plans millions of antibody tests after trial success - report

The finger-prick tests were found to be 98.6% accurate in secret human trials held in June, according to the Daily TelegraphCoronavirus latest updatesThe UK government is planning to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after successful secret trials, according to reports.The finger-prick tests, which can tell within 20 minutes if a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6% accurate in human trials held in June, the Daily Telegraph reported. Contin...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Daily Telegraph, Coronavirus outbreak


UK plans millions of coronavirus antibody tests after trial success - report

The finger-prick tests were found to be 98.6% accurate in secret human trials held in June, according to the Daily TelegraphCoronavirus latest updatesThe UK government is planning to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after successful secret trials, according to reports.The finger-prick tests, which can tell within 20 minutes if a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6% accurate in human trials held in June, the Daily Telegraph reported. Contin...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Daily Telegraph, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: cases in Brazil pass 2m

Country’s death toll tops 76,000; Spain reports 580 new cases; Covid-19 direct cause of death among 89% of the pandemic’s victims in ItalySpain remembers Covid-19 victims as France accelerates mask lawRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicUS coronavirus updates – live 11.32pm BST Puerto Rico’s governor has announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restrict...
Tags: Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Spain reports steepest rise in cases in months; Covid-19 caused 89% of Italy pandemic deaths

Spain reports 580 new cases; Covid-19 direct cause of death among 89% of the pandemic’s victims in Italy; Israel faces new lockdownSpain remembers Covid-19 victims as France accelerates mask lawRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – live 6.32pm BST The team behind the development of the Covid-19 vaccine at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute in the UK hope ...
Tags: UK, Science, France, Israel, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Covid-19 was direct cause of 89% of Italy pandemic deaths; Israel faces new lockdown

Israel reports new daily record of cases; 125 million in India under new lockdown; Beijing Winter Olympics under threatRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicAustralia: Victoria reports 317 new cases and two deathsUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – live 3.31pm BST The news that there may be a delay in re-opening pubs in Ireland has been described as a “hammer blow” by the Licensed Vintners As...
Tags: Science, India, Israel, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Victoria, Leo Varadkar, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Israel faces prospect of new lockdown; Beijing Winter Olympics under threat

Israel reports new daily record of cases; if Tokyo Games don’t go ahead, Beijing 2022 also likely to be cancelled; Fauci says US could make end-of-year target; Bolsonaro tests positive againGlobal report: Bangladesh hospital owner accused of faking test resultsFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicAustralia: Victoria reports 317 new cases and two deathsUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – live 12.24pm BST Ukrainians are fed up with the coronavirus lockdown an...
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