Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid 'war' can be won; White House predicts 90,000 more deaths by March

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US CDC chief says 90,000 could die in next four weeks; Madrid health authorities pause vaccinations amid supply issues; ‘We are in the fight of our lives,’ says WHO Läs mer…

Australia news live: Queensland to reopen border to NSW as Australia weighs up NZ travel bubble

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Suspension of the NZ travel bubble is set to expire today, but fresh cases could delay its reopening as Jacinda Ardern’s Covid response rated world’s best. Follow the latest Läs mer…

How quarantine rules work and what UK government is planning

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Analysis: Arrivals from high-risk countries will have to pay to isolate in a hotel under Boris Johnson’s proposals Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage With new Läs mer…

Boris Johnson ‘hopeful’ schools will reopen on 8 March – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson has said that 8 March is the earliest schools could reopen, but warned the date depended on ‘lots of things going right’. A firm decision will be Läs mer…

Backlash grows for ‘selfish millionaire’ who got vaccine meant for Indigenous people

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A millionaire Canadian couple who traveled to a remote community to receive a coronavirus vaccine intended for vulnerable and elderly Indigenous people are facing growing calls for a tougher Läs mer…

Hospital incursions by Covid deniers putting lives at risk, say leaders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lives are being put at risk and the care of patients disrupted by a spate of hospital incursions from Covid-19 deniers whose online activity is channelling hatred against NHS Läs mer…

Why has the EU been so slow to roll out a Covid vaccination programme? | Guntram Wolff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; For the European Union, the rapid rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is critical to save lives and prevent health services from being stretched beyond their limits, not to mention minimising Läs mer…

Sturgeon questions whether Johnson's trip to Scotland 'essential'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether Boris Johnson’s planned trip from London to Scotland on Thursday is “genuinely essential”, suggesting his visit makes it harder to convince the public to Läs mer…

Keep Covid rescue programmes or risk triggering stock market crash, warns IMF

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Governments and central banks must maintain their pandemic rescue programmes or risk triggering a stock market crash, the International Monetary Fund has said. Warning that there were legitimate concerns Läs mer…

'Things are getting worse': Tunisia protests rage on as latest victim named

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The latest victim of Tunisia’s current unrest has been named as Haykel Rachdi, from Sbeitla in Kasserine, near the Algerian border. He died of his injuries on Monday night Läs mer…

Germany expected to tighten borders to control spread of Covid variants

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The German government is expected to announce tighter border controls after warnings from leading virologists that the move is vital to control the spread in the country of more Läs mer…

AstraZeneca denies pulling out of talks as EU Covid vaccine row deepens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A row over coronavirus vaccine shortages in the EU has descended into farce as AstraZeneca denied claims by the European commission that it had pulled out of a crunch Läs mer…

Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yesterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests Läs mer…

China starts using anal swabs to test 'high-risk' people for Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers to be at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV has reported. Officials took anal swabs from residents Läs mer…

Biden turns attention to climate crisis with new executive orders today – live updates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 5.16am EST05:16 Sen. Patrick Leahy home from hospital after falling ill at the Capitol last night 4.18am EST04:18 Biden to focus on environmental agenda today with Läs mer…

Amazon seeks to block workers from voting by mail in landmark union drive

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon is attempting to force workers planning to unionize at an Alabama warehouse to vote in person rather than by mail as it fights off a landmark attempt by Läs mer…

New Zealand: two new Covid cases emerge in people who had left quarantine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two people had completed isolation at the same Auckland hotel as Sunday’s case, which was New Zealand’s first in months Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Läs mer…

Lockdown cabin fever? Here are 56 tried, tested and terrific ways to beat the boredom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 1. Draw your partner If you live with someone else, draw each other. My boyfriend, a professional artist, has a gross advantage – so I hold the most atrocious Läs mer…

Behind closed doors: Filipina workers trapped by the pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Journalist Corinne Redfern discusses the impact the pandemic has had on the Filipino women trapped overseas, including Mimi (not her real name) who works for a wealthy family in Läs mer…

Let WHO experts meet Wuhan families, says coronavirus victim's son

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization team, saying it should speak to affected families who say their voices Läs mer…

Biden announces 'wartime' boost in vaccine supply – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Biden administration is increasing vaccination efforts with a goal of protecting 300 million Americans by early fall, as the administration surges deliveries to states for the next three Läs mer…

Coronavirus live news: UK to quarantine arrivals from high-risk countries; global Covid cases pass 100m

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US states to get boost in vaccine next week; Germany considering stopping most flights to country; Portugal urged to seek international help as deaths hit record UK Covid hotel Läs mer…

Most poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until 2024

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Forecast predicts handful of developed countries fully vaccinated by late 2021 while others race to catch up Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Most poor countries Läs mer…

Australia news live: NSW considers easing Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Limits on gatherings could be lifted in Sydney after more than a week of zero locally acquired cases, as Victoria records its 21st day of no community cases. Follow Läs mer…

Biden vows to vaccinate 300m people in US by end of summer or early fall

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Joe Biden vowed on Tuesday to ramp up vaccination programs so that most of the US population is inoculated by the end of summer or early fall. “This will Läs mer…

Covid vaccine supply issues could see Dutch violence repeated in rest of EU

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Analysis: Frustration around restrictions and vaccinations could be voiced in other countries Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage In recent nights, rioters have poured on to Läs mer…

Why has Britain suffered more than 100,000 Covid deaths?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On nearly every metric, the UK death toll from coronavirus has now exceeded 100,000. Here, we look at why that figure is so high. Health of the nation Britain Läs mer…

'We'll learn lessons,' Johnson promised, far too late in the day for many | John Crace

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was asking too much for the PM to show genuine humility and remorse, but even he could not shrug this off You’ve got to hand it to Priti Läs mer…

'Impossible to work': readers on potential impact of hotel quarantining

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government is expected to announce new travel restrictions this week, including a possible quarantine period in a hotel for those arriving in the UK. Ten-day stays are likely Läs mer…

Why has AstraZeneca reduced promised vaccine supply to EU and is UK affected?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Why has AstraZeneca reduced its projected vaccine supplies to the EU? AstraZeneca warned the European commission on Friday that there would be a significant shortfall in the promised 100m Läs mer…

Life in hotel quarantine: 'I'm on day two. It's around day 11 things get difficult'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ian Samson, originally from Edinburgh, describes his experience of Hong Kong’s strict isolation rules for travellers I have a pile of 20 bananas in my hotel room here in Läs mer…

French self-esteem hit after Pasteur Institute abandons Covid vaccine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; French politicians have reacted with dismay to news that the prestigious Pasteur Institute is abandoning its main coronavirus vaccine after disappointing test results. Researchers at the institute said clinical Läs mer…

Italian politics and Dutch protests add to Europe's Covid woes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Efforts to curb the Covid pandemic in Europe are being complicated by political upheaval in Italy, lockdown protests in the Netherlands, a continuing surge in cases in Spain, and Läs mer…

Lucky break: how NSW got Covid under control

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After outbreaks in Sydney threatened to spoil the state’s summer, health authorities once again seem to have contained a flare-up without resorting to a city-wide lockdown State-by-state restrictions explained Läs mer…

Netherlands shaken by third night of riots over coronavirus curfew – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A third night of rioting has shaken the Netherlands as protesters rampaged through towns and cities around the country after government introduced a night-time curfew. More than 180 people were arrested Läs mer…

EU means business over Covid vaccine exports, says Von der Leyen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Commission president says firms must deliver on orders after AstraZeneca warns of shortfall Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The EU “means business”, Ursula von der Läs mer…

UK vaccine minister 'confident' Pfizer will deliver quantities of Covid vaccines needed – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nadhim Zahawi responds after the EU threatened to block exports of coronavirus vaccines to countries outside the bloc. AstraZeneca was accused of failing to give a satisfactory explanation for Läs mer…