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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Should we worry about claims AstraZeneca jab has 8% efficacy in over-65s?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A row has broken out after German newspapers suggested the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might have a lower efficacy among the over-65s. Below we take a look at the claims, and Läs mer…

Could understanding the history of anti-vaccine sentiment help us to overcome it?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sarah and her brother Benjamin (not their real names) have never seen eye to eye. She’s a professional scientist, he – according to Sarah’s description – is someone who Läs mer…

Covid in the UK: how first cases exposed flaws in response

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The handling of the first two cases of Covid in the UK a year ago this week provided an ominous foretaste of the country’s response to the pandemic, according Läs mer…

Covid 'imperils family planning in poorest countries', says global project

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sixty million more women and girls in the world’s poorest countries are now using modern contraceptives, after an eight-year global effort to expand family planning services. But the FP2020 Läs mer…

'Cancer made me pull my life together': Zandra Rhodes on fun, fashion and Freddie Mercury

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of Britain’s greatest designers, she has dressed everyone from Princess Diana to Diana Ross. She discusses punk, pink hair and staying creative after serious illness Zandra Rhodes was Läs mer…

Covid linked to risk of mental illness and brain disorder, study suggests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One in eight people who have had Covid-19 are diagnosed with their first psychiatric or neurological illness within six months of testing positive for the virus, a new analysis Läs mer…

Bright Lights: one woman's devastating 25-year addiction to gambling – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; ‘Sharon’ has been addicted to poker machines ‘pokies’ since they first arrived in Australia in 1992. Through this animated documentary, she reveals the devastating impact gambling has had on Läs mer…

Australia halts New Zealand travel bubble over case of infectious new Covid variant

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia has suspended its travel bubble with New Zealand for three days after a confirmed case of a highly transmissible Covid-19 variant was identified in a woman who had Läs mer…

Uncertainty over 12-week Covid jab interval intensifies as UK rollout expands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Experts have called for greater clarity about the monitoring in place to assess the 12-week dosing interval for Covid vaccines, as the UK’s vaccination programme ramps up. According to Läs mer…

UK vaccine adviser says delay of Covid second dose will save lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; JCVI deputy chair defends extended gap between jabs as Hancock warns end of restrictions ‘long way off’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A representative of Läs mer…

Met police officer faces new hearing over death of mentally ill black man

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A senior police officer cleared of misconduct over the high-profile death of a mentally ill black man is to face fresh disciplinary proceedings because of failings in the original Läs mer…

'The air reeks of invisible danger': an extract from Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In January 2020, novel coronaviruses are nowhere on my mind. Like everyone working in the NHS, I am steeled for a home-grown catastrophe. For no matter how many patients Läs mer…

UK bosses set up IT systems to track Covid vaccine status of staff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Employers are creating vaccine databases of their workers to track who has been inoculated against the coronavirus. With some companies announcing they would either sack or refuse to hire Läs mer…

How to help your children make the most of their screen time

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With children and teenagers spending hours on screens each day, how do parents help them reap the benefits and stay healthy? Child development experts share their tips. Provide scaffolding Läs mer…

WHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic began

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A World Health Organization program for pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily share Covid-19 related knowledge, treatments and technology so they can be more widely distributed has attracted zero contributions in Läs mer…

Vaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Vaccine passports, which would allow people with immunity to Covid to prove they were at low risk of spreading the disease, are being investigated by companies and countries around Läs mer…

One third of Australian users have not updated Covidsafe app

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nearly one third of the seven million Australians who downloaded the Covidsafe app have not updated to the most recent version, as new figures show the government spend on Läs mer…