Covid UK: scientists at loggerheads over approach to new restrictions
Two groups of prominent scientists write open letters with conflicting advice on how to tackle virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRival groups of scientists are at loggerheads over how government should handle the Covid pandemic, with one advising that only over-65s and the vulnerable should be shielded, while the other backs nationwide measures.The conflicting advice to the UK government and chief medical officers (CMOs) came in two open letters issued on Monday by the rival camps.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US passes 200,000 Covid deaths; EU summit postponed after president quarantined
Charles Michel ’s bodyguardtests positive; Italyintroduces border tests for French visitors; Madrid residentsadvised not to travelUS reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, highest in worldWeekly number of new cases at highest level, says WHOBoris Johnson sets out new UK restrictions at ‘perilous turning point’Face shields ineffective at trapping aerosols, says supercomputerUK coronavirus updates – live6.22pmBST6.00pmBSTSpain ’s cumulative tally of confirmed coronavirus infections rose by nearly 10,800 on Tuesday from the previous day to reach 682,267, health ministry data showed, as the region of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Haroon Siddique, Amy Walker and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Boots stops taking flu jab bookings for under-65s as stocks run low
Company has had ‘more people than ever’ seeking vaccination after government campaignCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoots has stopped taking bookings from under-65s who want the flu jab after stocks ran low following a record number of requests.The company said more people than ever had been booking early to get their flu vaccinations, after a governmentcampaign to get people vaccinated to reduce the pressure on the NHS as the country goes into asecond wave of the coronavirus crisis.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Flu Society Health Health policy Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Politics Science UK news Vaccines and immunisation Alliance Boots Business Source Type: news

Younger women 'bearing brunt' of second wave of Covid in UK
Exclusive: Figures show big rise in number of women aged 20 to 40 admitted to hospitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYounger women are “bearing the brunt” of the UK’s second wave of coronavirus infections, according to a fresh analysis of hospital admissions prepared by government science advisers.Hospital records reveal a substantial rise in the number of women aged 20 to 40 admitted for serious coronavirus infections since the beginning of August, a country-wide trend that suggests younger women are now more exposed to the virus.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Society Science UK news Women Source Type: news

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DforE (updated 22nd September 2020)
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 22 September 2020 Added new content on face coverings, toothbrushing, local lockdowns, music, dance and drama, pregnant women, visitors, visits, informal childcare, EYFS disapplications, supporting wellbeing, SEND legislation, journeys, dual settings, reopening of building emergen cy first aid, Job retention Bonus Scheme. Updated information on funding to align with other funding guidance, employer health and safety and equalities duties, shielding and safeguarding, managing C...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: work from home if you can, Gove says in government U-turn
Minister announces ‘shift in emphasis’ in England as coronavirus infections soarCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe public in England will once again be asked to work from home if they can, Michael Gove has said, signalling a U-turn in government advice to combat the spread of coronavirus that he said could help “avert the need for more serious action in the future”.In broadcast interviews before Boris Johnson sets out the full raft of measures in the Commons later on Tuesday, Gove described the latest change in restrictions as a “shift in emphasis” but ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news UK news Politics Source Type: news

Some see irony in virus' impact on Mayflower commemoration
A disease outbreak that wiped out large numbers of the Native inhabitants of what is now New England gave the Pilgrims a beachhead in the “New World.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Number of new weekly coronavirus cases at record high, says WHO
Announcement comes as Covid deaths increased by 27% in Europe week on weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe weekly number of new recorded coronavirus infections worldwide was last week at its highest level to date, the World Health Organization has announced, as deaths from Covid-19 in Europe increased by more than a quarter week on week.Almost 1 million people have now died from the coronavirus since it emerged in China at the beginning of the year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science World Health Organization US news Americas Europe Africa Source Type: news

The global scale of the coronavirus disaster demands a global response | Tom Kibasi
Just as world leaders came together after the second world war at Bretton Woods, now we need to create a new framework for health securityThe scale of the coronavirus crisis is hard to fully comprehend: globally, more than30 million people have contracted the virus and nearly 1 million have died. The UN estimates that the pandemic will mean$8.5tn in lost output for the world this year and next. The wider social and economic costs – from poverty to mental illness todomestic violence– are almost impossible to quantify.Yet the global scale of the disaster has not been met with a global response of the same magnitu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Kibasi Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization World news Science Society Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Road Trip Safety Tips During Coronavirus Outbreak
If a long drive is necessary, good planning and sanitizing can help lower your risk ... En espa ñol | With vacation season in full swing, many people are hitting the road, albeit with caution during... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact
Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Demands Opportunities for New Business Ideas - PM
[New Era] Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the outbreak of Covid-19 has come as an opportunity for businesses in the country to come up with new ideas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 has major impact on radiology operations
The COVID-19 pandemic has made a major impact on the operations of radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: French survey logs COVID-19's impact on radiologists Medical imaging turns to teleradiology to handle COVID-19 outbreak Lung ultrasound helps physicians manage COVID-19 Does experience matter in chest x-rays for COVID-19? 15% of athletes have myocarditis after COVID-19 recovery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Face shields ineffective at trapping aerosols, says Japanese supercomputer
Simulation using world ’s fastest supercomputer casts doubt on effectiveness in preventing spread of coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePlastic face shields are almost totally ineffective at trapping respiratory aerosols, according to modelling inJapan, casting doubt on their effectiveness in preventing the spread ofcoronavirus.A simulation using Fugaku, the world ’s fastest supercomputer, found that almost 100% of airborne droplets of less than 5 micrometres in size escaped through plastic visors of the kind often used by people working in service industries.Continue r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry in Tokyo Tags: Japan Coronavirus outbreak Asia Pacific World news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Campus outbreak brings uncertainty to San Diego's reopening
Less than a month ago, San Diego was the only county in Southern California to advance to a second tier in the state’s four-tiered reopening template (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

There are now at least 10 tribes of Covid. Which one are you? | Suzanne Moore
Our responses to coronavirus are not us-and-them, like Brexit. We have fractured into many different groups. From the graph fetishists to the snoops, which one are you?It ’s easy to say that Covid has divided us. But this is not a simple us-and-them split like Brexit, however much that percolates through our collective unconscious. We are now all members of ever-shifting tribes. Here are some that I’ve encountered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Moore Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

USDA: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Notice of a final rule from the Secretary of Agriculture that implements additional assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will provide a second round of direct payments to producers of eligible commodities who continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This rule includes information on eligibility requirements, payment calculations and application procedures. This rule is effective September 22, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 22, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ren Zhiqiang - who called Chinese president a 'clown' - jailed for 18 years
Former real estate mogul was investigated after criticising Xi Jinping over his handling of the coronavirus pandemicChina has sentenced an influential former property executive and critic of President Xi Jinping to 18 years in prison for corruption.Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of Huayuan, a state-owned real estate group, was also fined 4.2m yuan, Beijing No. 2 Intermediate Court said on its website on Tuesday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and agencies Tags: China Coronavirus outbreak Asia Pacific World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump falsely claims virus affects 'virtually' no young, as US nears 200,000 deaths
Trump claims Covid-19 only “really” affects people who have “other problems”;European stocks post worst fall in three months; UK cases pass 400,000;More than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US. Follow the latest updatesUS nears 200,000 deaths‘Landmark moment’: 156 countries agree to vaccine allocation dealTaj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in IndiaUK could see 200 deaths a day by November, warns chief medical officerUK coronavirus updates – live5.19amBSTAfter rescheduling her wedding three times this year, Nalan Altas was finally supposed to be getti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The Lancet changes editorial policy after hydroxychloroquine Covid study retraction
New policy comes after serious quality control questions were raised about the data relied on by a study in the medical journalOne of the world ’s leading medical journals, the Lancet, has reformed its editorial policies following a shocking case of apparent research misconduct involving the study of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19.In May, the Lancet published a peer-reviewed study about the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine, which concluded Covid-19 patients who received the drug were dying at higher rates and experiencing more heart-related complications than other virus patients.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Infectious diseases Microbiology Health Source Type: news

Test, isolate, communicate: Keys to controlling a COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term care facility
(West Virginia University) A new study led by Carl Shrader, a physician and researcher in the Department of Family Medicine in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, revealed the role that communication played in quashing a COVID-19 outbreak at Sundale, a long-term care facility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Outbreak At SDSU Threatens San Diego’s Economic Recovery
The outbreak is large enough to mandate many local businesses close or restrict indoor operations. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Covid-19 News: Live Updates
In another reversal, the C.D.C. removes guidance on how the virus is transmitted. Amid spiking cases, Europe is scrambling to contain new outbreaks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Iran sees highest daily cases since June – as it happened
This blog is now closed. Follow our new blog at the link below:Coronavirus live news: US nears 200,000 deaths as England pubs face curfew11.57pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US nears 200,000 deaths as England pubs face curfew11.56pmBSTHere ’s a quick recap of the latest coronavirus developments from the last few hours:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Sarah Marsh, Damien Gayle Kevin Rawlinson and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Fightback against rise in Covid cases thrashed out at No 10 summit
Boris Johnson held lengthy meeting with scientists about bringing down UK infection rateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDeep into Sunday night, a debate was playing out in the heart of Downing Street. The prime minister had gathered the UK ’s most eminent scientists – and was learning that “follow the science” is not as simple as it sounds.After more than a week of worrying news, with cases rising dramatically across the UK, some of the scientists at the late-night summit were in fierce disagreementover what to do.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Elgot and Severin Carrell Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty Rishi Sunak Science Politics Scotland UK news Matt Hancock Keir Starmer Source Type: news

Martin Rowson on Whitty and Vallance's TV address to UK — cartoon
Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Rowson Tags: Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty Politics Science UK news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: alert level to be raised from 3 to 4; Northern Ireland bans mixing indoors
Matt Hancockannounces childcare exemption to local lockdowns in England; UK cases rise by 4,368,second highest daily total since early MayRaising of UK Covid alert level opens door to major restrictionsLockdowns in four more areas of Wales as cases riseWhitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberScottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak revealsGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.15pmBST4 UK CMOs - inc@DrGregorSmith - agree raising of#Covid_19 alert level to 4. I ’ll participate in COBR meeting tomorrow am, after which@scotgov Cabinet will agree measures to bring virus back under control in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus outbreak Health Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Labour Science Infectious diseases Scotland Wales Labour conference 2020 Anneliese Dodds Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Can the UK avoid 50,000 Covid-19 cases a day?
Continued doubling of infection rate feared by top advisers is unlikely to happen, say some expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn one thing, everyone agrees: the UK is at a turning point.After a summer of crowded beaches and pubs reopening, followed by children returning to school and employees going back to the workplace, new cases of Covid-19 are definitely on the rise.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Caelainn Barr, Pamela Duncan and Niamh McIntyre Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty UK news Health policy Politics Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

US Congressional report condemns China, WHO for COVID 'cover-up'
A leaked Congressional report allegedly found that China covered up the severity of the coronavirus outbreak there and, with the help of a 'complicit' World Health Organization let it become a pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The seasons are against us': what we learned from UK's top Covid scientists
Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty ’s briefing predicted an autumn of rising deaths and difficult lockdown choicesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government ’s most senior scientists, England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, and the chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, have given a televised briefing about the recent increases in coronavirus cases, and what to expect – unusually, doing so without a politician there as well. Here i s what we learned.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live news: four more areas of Wales to go into lockdown; Whitty calls for reduced social contacts
Restrictions for Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent; Whitty calls for ‘break in unnecessary links between households’Whitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberVallance says 6,000 new cases a day in UK, doubling every seven daysSummary of key points from Whitty/Vallance Covid briefingFollow Covid rules or see UK deaths return to spring levels, Shapps warnsGlobal coronavirus updates – live2.58pmBSTAnneliese Dodds’ first speech as shadow chancellor to a Labour conference this morning did not take place in the best of circumstances. The conference is online, which means that even...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus outbreak Health Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Labour Science Infectious diseases Scotland Wales Labour conference 2020 Anneliese Dodds Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Iran sees highest daily cases since June; US approaches 200,000 Covid deaths
177 peopledied with Covid in Iran yesterday;Czech health minister quits as cases rise; more than one in five Covid deaths globallyis in USTrump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 deathsTaj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in IndiaUK could see 200 deaths a day by November, warns chief medical officerUK coronavirus updates – live2.51pmBSTItalian ’sturned out in droves to vote in regional elections and on a referendum on cutting the number of lawmakers by a third, despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at all polls.Turnou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh (now); Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Britain needs to live with coronavirus, not in fear of it | Simon Jenkins
Vallance and Whitty spoke reasonably and sincerely in their press conference. But their data was selective, and they seem determined to cause alarmThank goodness for scientists talking about coronavirus rather than politicians. They speak English and sound sincere.Today ’s presentation by Whitehall ’s Sir Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty was devoid of slogan and cliche. They just wanted to say that the virus was back, Covid-19 numbers were rising and we all should be worried. So far so reasonable.What they did not do was take questions on their alarming thesis or indicate how it should affect government policy...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Jenkins Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty Infectious diseases UK news Medical research Politics Source Type: news

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong criticises Trump and Johnson at Emmys
Writer lays into president and PM for their ‘crummy’ response to coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTheSuccession creator, Jesse Armstrong, used his Emmy acceptance speech to attack Boris Johnson and Donald Trump for their “crummy” response to coronavirus, and also the media moguls who do so much to keep them in power.Armstrong ’sHBO show, telling the story of a billionaire media tycoon and his dysfunctional, warring family, was one of the big winners atthe ceremony on Sunday. It won seven awards, including outstanding drama, which Armstrong accepted f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Emmys 2020 Jesse Armstrong Coronavirus outbreak Donald Trump Boris Johnson Politics US politics US news UK news World news Television & radio Science Culture Awards and prizes Succession Source Type: news

Vallance: Covid vaccine doses may be available for some by end of year
UK chief scientific adviser says breakthrough far more likely in first half of 2021Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA few doses of an effective Covid vaccine may be available for use before the end of the year, Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK government ’s chief scientific adviser has said – but it is far more likely that any such breakthrough will happen during the first six months of 2021.Vallance, charged with delivering the good news at the end of the dire warnings from himself and Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, said the UK was in a good position, with orders for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Patrick Vallance UK news Source Type: news

Rebound of severe alcoholic intoxications in adolescents and young adults after CoViD-19 lockdown - Grigoletto V, Cognigni M, Occhipinti AA, Abbracciavento G, Carrozzi M, Barbi E, Cozzi G.
PURPOSE: The coronavirus lockdown in Italy ended, but the postlockdown phase may be even more challenging than the outbreak itself if the impact on mental health is considered. To date, little evidence is available about the effect of lockdown release in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What is a 'persistent cough' and what should I do if I have it?
Continuous cough is one of three main Covid-19 symptoms people are told to look out forCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith the onset of autumn, one phrase is on many people ’s lips: persistent cough.But how many of us really know what it means, or what differentiates it from the barks and tickles caused by less dangerous autumnal illnesses?A new and continuous cough is one of three symptoms of Covid-19 we are told to look out for. The others are a high temperature, and a loss or change of taste and smell. The NHS website defines a persistent cough as “coughing a lot for more t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Health World news Infectious diseases NHS Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus: A ban on evictions and help for rough sleepers, House of Commons Library (updated 20th September 2020)
This briefing paper explains measures taken by the Government during the coronavirus outbreak to assist households to retain their homes and enable local authorities to tackle the specific challenges faced by rough sleepers. The paper covers the lifting of the ban on evictions from 20th September In England and Wales and the introduction of extended notice periods. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in India
Monument in northern city of Agra opens to visitors after being closed for six monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Taj Mahal, India ’s “monument to love”, has reopened after a six-month hiatus with special rules introduced – including no touching the white marble walls of the mausoleum built for a Mughal emperor’s favourite wife.Only 5,000 visitors are allowed daily – a quarter of usual capacity – and all have their temperature taken by staff wearing face shields, masks and gloves.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Agra Tags: India Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

Follow Covid rules or see UK deaths return to spring levels, minister warns
Grant Shapps says ‘we can’t afford to wait until deaths are rising before taking action’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK could return to the levels of mass coronavirus deaths seen in the spring unless people abide by social distancing rules, Grant Shapps has warned ahead of anappealto the public by the government ’s most senior scientists.Shapps, the transport secretary, said the country appeared to be on the same trajectory of new infections as countries such as Spain, and that without concerted action, could be faced with a significant increase in hospital a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Grant Shapps UK news NHS Health Infectious diseases Politics Society Science Source Type: news

Public Inspection: USDA: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Pre-publication notice of a final rule from the Secretary of Agriculture that implements additional assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will provide a second round of direct payments to producers of eligible commodities who continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This rule includes information on eligibility requirements, payment calculations and application procedures. This rule will be effective upon publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for September 22, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 21, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Benasource Partners with Medzoomer
Benasource collaborated with Medzoomer with the common aim to expand the scope of Independent Pharmacies and adding convenience in customers life amidst COVID Outbreak.(PRWeb September 21, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/benasource_partners_with_medzoomer/prweb17408115.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK at 'critical point' in pandemic as US nears 200,000 deaths
England ’s chief medical officer to warn of a ‘very challenging winter’; more than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US; Lebanon sees record case rise. Follow the latest updatesTrump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 deathsUK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, top scientists to tell publicMarathon man: Victorian premier briefs media for 77 days running – videoMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changingSee all our coronavirus coverage12.18amBSTHeather Stewart andJosh Halliday report:Britain ’s most seni...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Communications toolkit for GP practices
This toolkit has been developed to support general practice, Primary Care Networks and CCGs to explain to patients how they can safely access general practice during the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK at 'critical point' over Covid-19, top scientists to tell public
Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty to make TV appeal ahead of ‘challenging winter’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain ’s most senior government scientists will make a direct appeal to the public on Monday, warning that the coronavirus trend is “heading in the wrong direction” and “a critical point has been reached”.As Downing Street considers imposing nationwide curbs to contain a sharp jump in cases, the chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, will make a rare live televised address alongside the UK chief scientific adviser, Sir Patric...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart and Josh Halliday Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty UK news Politics Health NHS Infectious diseases Science Society Sadiq Khan Matt Hancock Public services policy Schools Education Source Type: news

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Science Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Africa: Can Covid-19 Inspire a New Way of Planning African Cities?
[The Conversation Africa] Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (COVID-19). The region has often carried a disproportionately high burden of global infectious outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Matt Hancock ’s Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now
The UK has done well on building capacity. But only wide access to simple, effective tests will allow us to manage life under coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK battles with the overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Friday that the country needs to come together to keep the infection levels downwhile we await the cavalry on the horizon.The cavalry, he said, would come in the shape of the science that will bring a vaccine, effective treatments and the ability to undertake mass testing. Detecting cases, tracking contacts and con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Trudie Lang Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health World Health Organization Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Society Science World news Source Type: news

Susan Michie: 'Bars and pubs and other high-risk places should not be open'
The psychologist and member of Independent Sage on the flaws in the Conservative government ’s response to Covid-19, and its failure to build trust through honest communicationSusan Michie, 65, is a professor of health psychology at University College London and leader of the Human Behaviour Change project funded by the Wellcome Trust. She has been part of the Covid-19 behavioural science team, a sub-group of the government ’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). She also sits on the independent Sage committee chaired by Sir David King.How important was behavioural thinking in the advice given to g...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Health policy Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Psychology Science Source Type: news

Dismay as Britain faces up to prospect of new coronavirus lockdown
Boris Johnson under pressure as virus flares and experts despair at opportunities wasted during the summerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith the days shortening and the prospect of a tighter local lockdown imminent, there was understandable dismay among residents and business owners in London on Saturday. Outside Blade Hairclubbing, on Frith Street, Soho, three hairdressers waited for clients who may never come. On a normal day, they might get 10 customers but only three were booked in.Until lockdown, the salon had a downstairs bar and customers were served drinks in crystal glasses. &ld...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Michael Savage Robin McKie Jamie Doward and Phillip Inman Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases London Universities Science UK news Source Type: news