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Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her blood after surviving Covid

Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her blood after surviving Covid

Doctors had told Kate to be grateful her husband has not taken a step back, following his ongoing battles health problems caused after suffering from Coronavir [...]

Read full article: Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her bl...→
New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will help kids return to school and air travel

New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will help kids return to school and air travel

NEW on-the-spot tests that take just an hour to confirm Covid-19 will help the return to school and air travel. Scientists say the ground-breaking, Brit-made c [...]

Read full article: New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will hel...→
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The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone weight loss down to horror Covid battle

The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone weight loss down to horror Covid battle

The Chase star Mark 'The Beast' Labbett has revealed a recent battle with coronavirus kickstarted his weight loss after it left him without his appetite for tw [...]

Read full article: The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone we...→
Make students wear masks, SNP advised by health expert Devi Sridhar

Make students wear masks, SNP advised by health expert Devi Sridhar

Students should be forced to wear face masks during classes when they return to Scottish universities, according to Nicola Sturgeon’s chief Covid adviser.In an [...]

Read full article: Make students wear masks, SNP advised by...→
Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid when he died of a brain tumour

Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid when he died of a brain tumour

The 69-year-old former Coronation Street star has said she believes her brother Brett Hutchinson, 71, had coronavirus when he died of a brain tumour in April.

Read full article: Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid ...→
Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is like 'Colditz prison camp'

Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is like 'Colditz prison camp'

'Stir-crazy' aides are preparing Balmoral for the Queen and Prince Philip's arrival. Servants have been banned from socialising as a safety measure to protect [...]

Read full article: Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is l...→
Experts warn singing may be as risky as coughing in spreading Covid

Experts warn singing may be as risky as coughing in spreading Covid

Singing, particularly in large groups for a prolonged duration, should be viewed as a 'more risky practice', a new paper by Scientific Advisory Group for Emerg [...]

Read full article: Experts warn singing may be as risky as ...→
  • #Covid
Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould' in lungs after catching Covid

Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould' in lungs after catching Covid

BRAZIL president Jair Bolsonaro has revealed that he has “mould” in his lungs after his battle with coronavirus. First lady Michelle Bolsonaro also tested posi [...]

Read full article: Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould'...→
Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fashion firm after sales flop due to covid

Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fashion firm after sales flop due to covid

VICTORIA Beckham has had to axe 20 staff at her fashion company. The designer’s business has been hit by Covid-19 — with sales plummeting after the closure of [...]

Read full article: Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fa...→
COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at cocktail bar in Queensland

COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at cocktail bar in Queensland

Olivia Winnie Muranga and Diana Lasu, both 19, arrived together in Brisbane from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 and made false declarations to authorities on [...]

Read full article: COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at co...→

Testing and trust: how Uruguay bucked South American trends to beat Covid

The small nation’s decisive response stands in stark contrast to those of neighbouring countries

Read full article: Testing and trust: how Uruguay bucked So...→
  • #Covid
England stars issue warning after Covid leaves women's game in crisis

England stars issue warning after Covid leaves women's game in crisis

With remarkable composure, Leah Williamson is telling me what it feels like when the job you love is suddenly put on hold. “For the past four months it has fel [...]

Read full article: England stars issue warning after Covid ...→
Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not be ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games if Covid strikes again

Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not be ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games if Covid strikes again

The pool is the only brand new venue for Birmingham 2020, and post-Games is due to become an important leisure facility

Read full article: Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not...→
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Rejig of hospital services in Northern Ireland to prepare for ‘second Covid spike’

A rejig of some hospital services in Northern Ireland has been announced amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Rejig of hospital services in Northern I...→
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As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's shattered my complacency over weight

As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's shattered my complacency over weight

IT’S an achievement that hardly inspires national pride: with the toll nearing 46,000, Britain has by far the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe. E [...]

Read full article: As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's...→

Lesley Riddoch: Will Covid spell end of the call centre?

Could Covid mean the end of call and contact centres, and the mothballing of showpiece, glass and steel office blocks?

Read full article: Lesley Riddoch: Will Covid spell end of ...→
Summer reflection: Call of the flycatcher

Summer reflection: Call of the flycatcher

This summer, reorganising cupboards, washing walls, and laundering clothes have sometimes let me forget what is going on, for I learned long ago that compulsiv [...]

Read full article: Summer reflection: Call of the flycatche...→
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MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the times I've spoken about Covid

MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the times I've spoken about Covid

For those paying attention to the South Asian community response to Covid, new restrictions will be no surprise, Chairman of Leicester's Muslim Forum MANZOOR M [...]

Read full article: MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the t...→
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Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-isolate following Covid case

Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-isolate following Covid case

Following the positive test result on one member of staff, another 24 employees at the William Rufus in Carlisle have been told to self-isolate - but no custom [...]

Read full article: Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-...→
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SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth about Covid

SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth about Covid

NAZIR AFZAL: Were it not for coronavirus, the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia would be teeming with humanity. Every year, around two million Muslims gather [...]

Read full article: SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth...→
Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarters at Queen's Balmoral estate to Colditz prison camp

Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarters at Queen's Balmoral estate to Colditz prison camp

ROYAL servants have likened their Covid-secure quarters at Balmoral to Colditz prison camp. A hand-picked team of aides have travelled to Scotland and are in t [...]

Read full article: Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarte...→
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Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ralph Fiennes is set to portray playwright David Hare in a one-man play about how the acclaimed dramatist coped with the Covid-19 virus.

Read full article: Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare ...→
Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behind excuses for transferring the elderly into our care homes

Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behind excuses for transferring the elderly into our care homes

THE governments of both England and Scotland have both made similar excuses about the care-home Covid deaths (“Watchdog’s 180 warnings over…

Read full article: Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behi...→
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Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the menopause and Fizzy Legs?

Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the menopause and Fizzy Legs?

Rachel Johnson who lives in Exmoor, developed itchy red bumps on her toes a few weeks ago. The guest columnist believes she may have had the mysterious rash as [...]

Read full article: Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the me...→
‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer more’: treating Covid in the world’s largest refugee camp

‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer more’: treating Covid in the world’s largest refugee camp

One NHS doctor shares her experience of how the pandemic has impacted the residents of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh

Read full article: ‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer...→
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Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicised' Covid briefings

Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicised' Covid briefings

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned opposition parties they risk undermining public health messages by trying to have her coronavirus briefings taken…

Read full article: Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicis...→
UK scientists will get £4 million for Covid BAME study

UK scientists will get £4 million for Covid BAME study

New research will challenge the link between being BAME and dying from Covid. This graph shows death rates for different ethnic groups (men are in green and wo [...]

Read full article: UK scientists will get £4 million for Co...→
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Germany's travel advice to Spain increases pressure over UK’s blanket quarantine

Germany's travel advice to Spain increases pressure over UK’s blanket quarantine

Berlin tells citizens not to go to Covid-hit parts of country, but does not restrict visits to holiday islands

Read full article: Germany's travel advice to Spain increas...→
  • #Covid
People over 6ft have double the risk of coronavirus, study suggests 

People over 6ft have double the risk of coronavirus, study suggests 

Findings indicate Covid is transmitting through air, as height would not make a difference if it were carried exclusively through droplets

Read full article: People over 6ft have double the risk of ...→
  • #Covid
Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

The intention was to regularly test all residents and staff in care homes throughout the summer, but there have been issues with “asymptomatic re-testing”

Read full article: Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' de...→
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Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if antibodies fade after three months - and how the common cold might protect you from Covid

Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if antibodies fade after three months - and how the common cold might protect you from Covid

IT is now seven months since the World Health Organisation first became aware of a “viral pneumonia of an unknown cause” among a cluster of…

Read full article: Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if an...→
  • #Covid
Antibody tests may miss people who had mild symptoms of coronavirus, Oxford study shows

Antibody tests may miss people who had mild symptoms of coronavirus, Oxford study shows

A study of more than 9,000 healthcare workers suggested significant numbers were getting negative results, despite probably having had Covid

Read full article: Antibody tests may miss people who had m...→
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Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says

Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says

Professor Susan Michie called for financial support and accommodation for quarantine and self-isolation as part of a drive to eliminate coronavirus from the co [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms a...→
Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row around the coast of Britain

Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row around the coast of Britain

Initially we’d planned to row across the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii, but Covid stopped us flying out to America. So that’s when the round-Britain ide [...]

Read full article: Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row ...→
  • #Covid
Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be 'problematic' for Covid

Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be 'problematic' for Covid

In a report submitted to Number 10 on July 2, experts advising the UK Government highlighted the Islamic festival as one of 10 events that could see Brits disc [...]

Read full article: Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be ...→
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After Covid we must let creative destruction rule again

After Covid we must let creative destruction rule again

Chances for productivity gains will be squandered if zombie firms are allowed to keep labouring on

Read full article: After Covid we must let creative destruc...→
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Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10 days as PM battles to stop 2nd wave...

Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10 days as PM battles to stop 2nd wave... England had highest excess deaths in Europe during corona pandemic, figures sho [...]

Read full article: Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10...→
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Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspects of handling' Covid

Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspects of handling' Covid

NICOLA Sturgeon has admitted her government made mistakes “on all aspects of the handling” of the coronavirus pandemic in the wake of a…

Read full article: Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspec...→
6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness

6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness

With Sainsbury's announcing an app to put an end to the queue, will any British tradition survive the 'New Normal'?

Read full article: 6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness ...→
  • #Covid
Trump again promotes unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid

Trump again promotes unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid

Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to combat Covid-19, contradicting US public health officials. The US President argued the malaria [...]

Read full article: Trump again promotes unproven drug hydro...→

Joint UK and Scottish government statement to align future approach to Covid

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the “possibility” of a joint statement between the four nations of the UK about the long-term approach to tackling coronavirus.

Read full article: Joint UK and Scottish government stateme...→
Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her blood after surviving Covid

Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her blood after surviving Covid

Doctors had told Kate to be grateful her husband has not taken a step back, following his ongoing battles health problems caused after suffering from Coronavir [...]

Read full article: Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her bl...→
Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

The intention was to regularly test all residents and staff in care homes throughout the summer, but there have been issues with “asymptomatic re-testing”

Read full article: Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' de...→
  • #Covid
Summer reflection: Call of the flycatcher

Summer reflection: Call of the flycatcher

This summer, reorganising cupboards, washing walls, and laundering clothes have sometimes let me forget what is going on, for I learned long ago that compulsiv [...]

Read full article: Summer reflection: Call of the flycatche...→
  • #Covid
The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone weight loss down to horror Covid battle

The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone weight loss down to horror Covid battle

The Chase star Mark 'The Beast' Labbett has revealed a recent battle with coronavirus kickstarted his weight loss after it left him without his appetite for tw [...]

Read full article: The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone we...→
Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if antibodies fade after three months - and how the common cold might protect you from Covid

Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if antibodies fade after three months - and how the common cold might protect you from Covid

IT is now seven months since the World Health Organisation first became aware of a “viral pneumonia of an unknown cause” among a cluster of…

Read full article: Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if an...→
  • #Covid
MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the times I've spoken about Covid

MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the times I've spoken about Covid

For those paying attention to the South Asian community response to Covid, new restrictions will be no surprise, Chairman of Leicester's Muslim Forum MANZOOR M [...]

Read full article: MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the t...→
  • #Covid
Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid when he died of a brain tumour

Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid when he died of a brain tumour

The 69-year-old former Coronation Street star has said she believes her brother Brett Hutchinson, 71, had coronavirus when he died of a brain tumour in April.

Read full article: Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid ...→
Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says

Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says

Professor Susan Michie called for financial support and accommodation for quarantine and self-isolation as part of a drive to eliminate coronavirus from the co [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms a...→
SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth about Covid

SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth about Covid

NAZIR AFZAL: Were it not for coronavirus, the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia would be teeming with humanity. Every year, around two million Muslims gather [...]

Read full article: SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth...→
Experts warn singing may be as risky as coughing in spreading Covid

Experts warn singing may be as risky as coughing in spreading Covid

Singing, particularly in large groups for a prolonged duration, should be viewed as a 'more risky practice', a new paper by Scientific Advisory Group for Emerg [...]

Read full article: Experts warn singing may be as risky as ...→
  • #Covid
Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be 'problematic' for Covid

Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be 'problematic' for Covid

In a report submitted to Number 10 on July 2, experts advising the UK Government highlighted the Islamic festival as one of 10 events that could see Brits disc [...]

Read full article: Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be ...→
  • #Covid
Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ralph Fiennes is set to portray playwright David Hare in a one-man play about how the acclaimed dramatist coped with the Covid-19 virus.

Read full article: Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare ...→

Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10 days as PM battles to stop 2nd wave...

Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10 days as PM battles to stop 2nd wave... England had highest excess deaths in Europe during corona pandemic, figures sho [...]

Read full article: Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10...→
  • #Covid
Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the menopause and Fizzy Legs?

Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the menopause and Fizzy Legs?

Rachel Johnson who lives in Exmoor, developed itchy red bumps on her toes a few weeks ago. The guest columnist believes she may have had the mysterious rash as [...]

Read full article: Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the me...→
COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at cocktail bar in Queensland

COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at cocktail bar in Queensland

Olivia Winnie Muranga and Diana Lasu, both 19, arrived together in Brisbane from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 and made false declarations to authorities on [...]

Read full article: COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at co...→
Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspects of handling' Covid

Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspects of handling' Covid

NICOLA Sturgeon has admitted her government made mistakes “on all aspects of the handling” of the coronavirus pandemic in the wake of a…

Read full article: Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspec...→
Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicised' Covid briefings

Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicised' Covid briefings

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned opposition parties they risk undermining public health messages by trying to have her coronavirus briefings taken…

Read full article: Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicis...→
England stars issue warning after Covid leaves women's game in crisis

England stars issue warning after Covid leaves women's game in crisis

With remarkable composure, Leah Williamson is telling me what it feels like when the job you love is suddenly put on hold. “For the past four months it has fel [...]

Read full article: England stars issue warning after Covid ...→
Trump again promotes unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid

Trump again promotes unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid

Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to combat Covid-19, contradicting US public health officials. The US President argued the malaria [...]

Read full article: Trump again promotes unproven drug hydro...→

Rejig of hospital services in Northern Ireland to prepare for ‘second Covid spike’

A rejig of some hospital services in Northern Ireland has been announced amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Rejig of hospital services in Northern I...→
  • #Covid
People over 6ft have double the risk of coronavirus, study suggests 

People over 6ft have double the risk of coronavirus, study suggests 

Findings indicate Covid is transmitting through air, as height would not make a difference if it were carried exclusively through droplets

Read full article: People over 6ft have double the risk of ...→
  • #Covid

Lesley Riddoch: Will Covid spell end of the call centre?

Could Covid mean the end of call and contact centres, and the mothballing of showpiece, glass and steel office blocks?

Read full article: Lesley Riddoch: Will Covid spell end of ...→
New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will help kids return to school and air travel

New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will help kids return to school and air travel

NEW on-the-spot tests that take just an hour to confirm Covid-19 will help the return to school and air travel. Scientists say the ground-breaking, Brit-made c [...]

Read full article: New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will hel...→
  • #Covid
Make students wear masks, SNP advised by health expert Devi Sridhar

Make students wear masks, SNP advised by health expert Devi Sridhar

Students should be forced to wear face masks during classes when they return to Scottish universities, according to Nicola Sturgeon’s chief Covid adviser.In an [...]

Read full article: Make students wear masks, SNP advised by...→
Antibody tests may miss people who had mild symptoms of coronavirus, Oxford study shows

Antibody tests may miss people who had mild symptoms of coronavirus, Oxford study shows

A study of more than 9,000 healthcare workers suggested significant numbers were getting negative results, despite probably having had Covid

Read full article: Antibody tests may miss people who had m...→
  • #Covid
Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-isolate following Covid case

Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-isolate following Covid case

Following the positive test result on one member of staff, another 24 employees at the William Rufus in Carlisle have been told to self-isolate - but no custom [...]

Read full article: Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-...→
  • #Covid
Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is like 'Colditz prison camp'

Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is like 'Colditz prison camp'

'Stir-crazy' aides are preparing Balmoral for the Queen and Prince Philip's arrival. Servants have been banned from socialising as a safety measure to protect [...]

Read full article: Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is l...→
Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row around the coast of Britain

Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row around the coast of Britain

Initially we’d planned to row across the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii, but Covid stopped us flying out to America. So that’s when the round-Britain ide [...]

Read full article: Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row ...→
  • #Covid
Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarters at Queen's Balmoral estate to Colditz prison camp

Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarters at Queen's Balmoral estate to Colditz prison camp

ROYAL servants have likened their Covid-secure quarters at Balmoral to Colditz prison camp. A hand-picked team of aides have travelled to Scotland and are in t [...]

Read full article: Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarte...→
  • #Covid
Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould' in lungs after catching Covid

Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould' in lungs after catching Covid

BRAZIL president Jair Bolsonaro has revealed that he has “mould” in his lungs after his battle with coronavirus. First lady Michelle Bolsonaro also tested posi [...]

Read full article: Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould'...→
After Covid we must let creative destruction rule again

After Covid we must let creative destruction rule again

Chances for productivity gains will be squandered if zombie firms are allowed to keep labouring on

Read full article: After Covid we must let creative destruc...→
  • #Covid
Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behind excuses for transferring the elderly into our care homes

Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behind excuses for transferring the elderly into our care homes

THE governments of both England and Scotland have both made similar excuses about the care-home Covid deaths (“Watchdog’s 180 warnings over…

Read full article: Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behi...→
  • #Covid
Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fashion firm after sales flop due to covid

Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fashion firm after sales flop due to covid

VICTORIA Beckham has had to axe 20 staff at her fashion company. The designer’s business has been hit by Covid-19 — with sales plummeting after the closure of [...]

Read full article: Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fa...→
‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer more’: treating Covid in the world’s largest refugee camp

‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer more’: treating Covid in the world’s largest refugee camp

One NHS doctor shares her experience of how the pandemic has impacted the residents of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh

Read full article: ‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer...→
  • #Covid

Testing and trust: how Uruguay bucked South American trends to beat Covid

The small nation’s decisive response stands in stark contrast to those of neighbouring countries

Read full article: Testing and trust: how Uruguay bucked So...→
  • #Covid
6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness

6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness

With Sainsbury's announcing an app to put an end to the queue, will any British tradition survive the 'New Normal'?

Read full article: 6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness ...→
  • #Covid
UK scientists will get £4 million for Covid BAME study

UK scientists will get £4 million for Covid BAME study

New research will challenge the link between being BAME and dying from Covid. This graph shows death rates for different ethnic groups (men are in green and wo [...]

Read full article: UK scientists will get £4 million for Co...→
  • #Covid
Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not be ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games if Covid strikes again

Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not be ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games if Covid strikes again

The pool is the only brand new venue for Birmingham 2020, and post-Games is due to become an important leisure facility

Read full article: Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not...→
  • #Covid

Joint UK and Scottish government statement to align future approach to Covid

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the “possibility” of a joint statement between the four nations of the UK about the long-term approach to tackling coronavirus.

Read full article: Joint UK and Scottish government stateme...→
Germany's travel advice to Spain increases pressure over UK’s blanket quarantine

Germany's travel advice to Spain increases pressure over UK’s blanket quarantine

Berlin tells citizens not to go to Covid-hit parts of country, but does not restrict visits to holiday islands

Read full article: Germany's travel advice to Spain increas...→
  • #Covid
As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's shattered my complacency over weight

As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's shattered my complacency over weight

IT’S an achievement that hardly inspires national pride: with the toll nearing 46,000, Britain has by far the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe. E [...]

Read full article: As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's...→
Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her blood after surviving Covid

Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her blood after surviving Covid

Doctors had told Kate to be grateful her husband has not taken a step back, following his ongoing battles health problems caused after suffering from Coronavir [...]

Read full article: Kate Garraway tried to give Derek her bl...→

Lesley Riddoch: Will Covid spell end of the call centre?

Could Covid mean the end of call and contact centres, and the mothballing of showpiece, glass and steel office blocks?

Read full article: Lesley Riddoch: Will Covid spell end of ...→
Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

The intention was to regularly test all residents and staff in care homes throughout the summer, but there have been issues with “asymptomatic re-testing”

Read full article: Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' de...→
  • #Covid
New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will help kids return to school and air travel

New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will help kids return to school and air travel

NEW on-the-spot tests that take just an hour to confirm Covid-19 will help the return to school and air travel. Scientists say the ground-breaking, Brit-made c [...]

Read full article: New on-the-spot 1hr Covid tests will hel...→
  • #Covid
Summer reflection: Call of the flycatcher

Summer reflection: Call of the flycatcher

This summer, reorganising cupboards, washing walls, and laundering clothes have sometimes let me forget what is going on, for I learned long ago that compulsiv [...]

Read full article: Summer reflection: Call of the flycatche...→
  • #Covid
The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone weight loss down to horror Covid battle

The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone weight loss down to horror Covid battle

The Chase star Mark 'The Beast' Labbett has revealed a recent battle with coronavirus kickstarted his weight loss after it left him without his appetite for tw [...]

Read full article: The Chase's Mark Labbett's five stone we...→
Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if antibodies fade after three months - and how the common cold might protect you from Covid

Coronavirus: Why it doesn't matter if antibodies fade after three months - and how the common cold might protect you from Covid

IT is now seven months since the World Health Organisation first became aware of a “viral pneumonia of an unknown cause” among a cluster of…

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Make students wear masks, SNP advised by health expert Devi Sridhar

Make students wear masks, SNP advised by health expert Devi Sridhar

Students should be forced to wear face masks during classes when they return to Scottish universities, according to Nicola Sturgeon’s chief Covid adviser.In an [...]

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MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the times I've spoken about Covid

MANZOOR MOGHAL: I've lost count of the times I've spoken about Covid

For those paying attention to the South Asian community response to Covid, new restrictions will be no surprise, Chairman of Leicester's Muslim Forum MANZOOR M [...]

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Antibody tests may miss people who had mild symptoms of coronavirus, Oxford study shows

Antibody tests may miss people who had mild symptoms of coronavirus, Oxford study shows

A study of more than 9,000 healthcare workers suggested significant numbers were getting negative results, despite probably having had Covid

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Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid when he died of a brain tumour

Sherrie Hewson thinks brother had Covid when he died of a brain tumour

The 69-year-old former Coronation Street star has said she believes her brother Brett Hutchinson, 71, had coronavirus when he died of a brain tumour in April.

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Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-isolate following Covid case

Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff self-isolate following Covid case

Following the positive test result on one member of staff, another 24 employees at the William Rufus in Carlisle have been told to self-isolate - but no custom [...]

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Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says

Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says

Professor Susan Michie called for financial support and accommodation for quarantine and self-isolation as part of a drive to eliminate coronavirus from the co [...]

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Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is like 'Colditz prison camp'

Aides despair Covid-secure Balmoral is like 'Colditz prison camp'

'Stir-crazy' aides are preparing Balmoral for the Queen and Prince Philip's arrival. Servants have been banned from socialising as a safety measure to protect [...]

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SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth about Covid

SATURDAY ESSAY: No more hiding the truth about Covid

NAZIR AFZAL: Were it not for coronavirus, the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia would be teeming with humanity. Every year, around two million Muslims gather [...]

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Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row around the coast of Britain

Two men in a boat: a charity bid to row around the coast of Britain

Initially we’d planned to row across the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii, but Covid stopped us flying out to America. So that’s when the round-Britain ide [...]

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Experts warn singing may be as risky as coughing in spreading Covid

Experts warn singing may be as risky as coughing in spreading Covid

Singing, particularly in large groups for a prolonged duration, should be viewed as a 'more risky practice', a new paper by Scientific Advisory Group for Emerg [...]

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Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarters at Queen's Balmoral estate to Colditz prison camp

Royal servants liken Covid-secure quarters at Queen's Balmoral estate to Colditz prison camp

ROYAL servants have likened their Covid-secure quarters at Balmoral to Colditz prison camp. A hand-picked team of aides have travelled to Scotland and are in t [...]

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Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be 'problematic' for Covid

Ministers warned weeks ago Eid would be 'problematic' for Covid

In a report submitted to Number 10 on July 2, experts advising the UK Government highlighted the Islamic festival as one of 10 events that could see Brits disc [...]

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Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould' in lungs after catching Covid

Brazil’s virus-denier leader has 'mould' in lungs after catching Covid

BRAZIL president Jair Bolsonaro has revealed that he has “mould” in his lungs after his battle with coronavirus. First lady Michelle Bolsonaro also tested posi [...]

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Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ralph Fiennes is set to portray playwright David Hare in a one-man play about how the acclaimed dramatist coped with the Covid-19 virus.

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After Covid we must let creative destruction rule again

After Covid we must let creative destruction rule again

Chances for productivity gains will be squandered if zombie firms are allowed to keep labouring on

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Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behind excuses for transferring the elderly into our care homes

Letters: Don’t let politicians hide behind excuses for transferring the elderly into our care homes

THE governments of both England and Scotland have both made similar excuses about the care-home Covid deaths (“Watchdog’s 180 warnings over…

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Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10 days as PM battles to stop 2nd wave...

Covid isolation to increase from 7 to 10 days as PM battles to stop 2nd wave... England had highest excess deaths in Europe during corona pandemic, figures sho [...]

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Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fashion firm after sales flop due to covid

Victoria Beckham axes 20 staff at her fashion firm after sales flop due to covid

VICTORIA Beckham has had to axe 20 staff at her fashion company. The designer’s business has been hit by Covid-19 — with sales plummeting after the closure of [...]

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Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the menopause and Fizzy Legs?

Have I had Covid Toe ... or is it the menopause and Fizzy Legs?

Rachel Johnson who lives in Exmoor, developed itchy red bumps on her toes a few weeks ago. The guest columnist believes she may have had the mysterious rash as [...]

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COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at cocktail bar in Queensland

COVID-19-infected teen lived it up at cocktail bar in Queensland

Olivia Winnie Muranga and Diana Lasu, both 19, arrived together in Brisbane from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 and made false declarations to authorities on [...]

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‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer more’: treating Covid in the world’s largest refugee camp

‘We all suffer but the vulnerable suffer more’: treating Covid in the world’s largest refugee camp

One NHS doctor shares her experience of how the pandemic has impacted the residents of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh

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Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspects of handling' Covid

Sturgeon: we made mistakes 'on all aspects of handling' Covid

NICOLA Sturgeon has admitted her government made mistakes “on all aspects of the handling” of the coronavirus pandemic in the wake of a…

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Testing and trust: how Uruguay bucked South American trends to beat Covid

The small nation’s decisive response stands in stark contrast to those of neighbouring countries

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Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicised' Covid briefings

Sturgeon responds to claim of 'politicised' Covid briefings

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned opposition parties they risk undermining public health messages by trying to have her coronavirus briefings taken…

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6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness

6 ways Covid is eroding our Britishness

With Sainsbury's announcing an app to put an end to the queue, will any British tradition survive the 'New Normal'?

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England stars issue warning after Covid leaves women's game in crisis

England stars issue warning after Covid leaves women's game in crisis

With remarkable composure, Leah Williamson is telling me what it feels like when the job you love is suddenly put on hold. “For the past four months it has fel [...]

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UK scientists will get £4 million for Covid BAME study

UK scientists will get £4 million for Covid BAME study

New research will challenge the link between being BAME and dying from Covid. This graph shows death rates for different ethnic groups (men are in green and wo [...]

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Trump again promotes unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid

Trump again promotes unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid

Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to combat Covid-19, contradicting US public health officials. The US President argued the malaria [...]

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Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not be ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games if Covid strikes again

Birmingham's £60m aquatic centre may not be ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games if Covid strikes again

The pool is the only brand new venue for Birmingham 2020, and post-Games is due to become an important leisure facility

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Joint UK and Scottish government statement to align future approach to Covid

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the “possibility” of a joint statement between the four nations of the UK about the long-term approach to tackling coronavirus.

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Rejig of hospital services in Northern Ireland to prepare for ‘second Covid spike’

A rejig of some hospital services in Northern Ireland has been announced amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

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Germany's travel advice to Spain increases pressure over UK’s blanket quarantine

Germany's travel advice to Spain increases pressure over UK’s blanket quarantine

Berlin tells citizens not to go to Covid-hit parts of country, but does not restrict visits to holiday islands

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As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's shattered my complacency over weight

As a fatty, I agree with Boris - Covid's shattered my complacency over weight

IT’S an achievement that hardly inspires national pride: with the toll nearing 46,000, Britain has by far the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe. E [...]

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People over 6ft have double the risk of coronavirus, study suggests 

People over 6ft have double the risk of coronavirus, study suggests 

Findings indicate Covid is transmitting through air, as height would not make a difference if it were carried exclusively through droplets

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