UK doing more than most to help poor get Covid vaccine, study finds
Campaign scoring countries for global access efforts calls for more British transparencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is doing more than most countries to support access to Covid vaccines for the poorest populations in the world, but it is not transparent enough about the deals it is doing at home, according to an international aid organisation launching a tracker.The One campaign has given countries and pharmaceutical companies scores for the efforts they have made to ensure the poorest get vaccines. In the vaccine access test no country or company scores green, the top rating, c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health policy Politics Society UK news Medical research Infectious diseases Public services policy Science World news Pharmaceuticals industry AstraZeneca Business Microbiology Global development Vaccines Source Type: news

Newcastle council chief hits out at 'confusing and contradictory' Covid rules
Nick Forbes says even council enforcement officers do not know how to interpret rulesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government ’s “confusing and contradictory” Covid restrictions for the north-east of England have left space for “dangerous” conspiracy theories to fill the void, the leader of Newcastle city council has warned.Nick Forbes, the city ’s Labour leader since 2011, said confusion over the latest restrictions – which evenBoris Johnson got wrong– were “deeply unhelpful”, admitting even his own enforcement offi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd North of England editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Politics Newcastle Source Type: news

Covid-hit Merseyside economy 'may collapse without funding'
Local leaders say financial support needed when new restrictions are imposedThe Merseyside economy may collapse and leave a legacy of poverty “for generations to come” without urgent financial support tied to new coronavirus restrictions, according to the region’s political leaders.Steve Rotheram, the metro mayor of the Liverpool city region, and six civic leaders, said Merseyside ’s public finances were “at breaking point” and needed a “comprehensive package of financial support” from the Treasury when new lockdown measures are imposed.Additional restrictions are expected to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday North of England correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Liverpool Infectious diseases Microbiology UK news Science Source Type: news

Without joined-up thinking about Covid and the economy, Britain is just guessing | Tony Yates
Policy could be fine-tuned to help different groups, such as young people, whose lives are currently on holdCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDuring a pandemic, the virus and the economy feed back in a continuous circular loop of causality. You don ’t need to be a trained economist or epidemiologist to see that.As the virus progresses, consumers respond to the risk to their health by cutting back spending on risky activities in leisure and hospitality, such as visits to pubs, cinemas, gyms, nightclubs and restaurants. How much they alter their behaviour depends on how much the virus is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tony Yates Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Economics Politics UK news Source Type: news

All eyes are on Pfizer as Trump pushes for vaccine by October
In media appearances and talks with investors, Pfizer ’s chief executive nearly always mentions a word that is so politically perilous, most of his competitors shy away from it: October. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Thomas Source Type: news

Migration Advisory Committee report exposes government ’ s muddled immigration plan
Responding to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the shortage occupation list released today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The report exposes the depth of the crisis facing the care sector and the lack of a coherent government plan to deal with low pay and chronic staff shortages. “The decision to make it more difficult for overseas care workers to fill the glut of vacancies is creating an unnecessary recruitment timebomb. “Including senior care staff on the shortage occupation list is welcome, but will make little ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea migration social care Source Type: news

Will Pfizer's Vaccine Be Ready in October? Here's Why That's Unlikely.
Despite slim chances that its vaccine will be ready by October, Pfizer has big incentives to hint that it might be. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Pfizer Inc Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Bourla, Albert your-feed-science Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Politics and Government AstraZeneca PLC Food and Drug Administration Johnson & M Source Type: news

From Pledges to Policy and Practice: Moving Nature to the Heart of Decision-Making
By Ana María Hernández SalgarBOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 30 2020 (IPS) This week, Heads of State and Government from 64 countries announced one of the strongest pledges yet to reverse the loss of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people by 2030. Advancing from powerful pledges to concrete policy and action, however, means that nature must be moved to the heart of global, national and local decision-making. It’s time for nature to be reintegrated into everything we do. Ana María Hernández SalgarThe Leaders’ Pledge for Nature is an explicit declaration of a planetary emergenc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ana Maria Hernandez Salgar Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Trump-Biden Debate Was a Missed Opportunity to Provide Americans With Clarity on COVID-19
If Americans were hoping to get some reassurance, clarity, or even hope from this year’s presidential candidates about how the U.S. will make it through the coronavirus pandemic, then Tuesday night’s first debate fell woefully short. During the 15-minute segment dedicated to COVID-19—which is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, and stands to worsen once again—neither President Donald Trump nor Former Vice President Joe Biden provided any substantive plans for what health experts say will be a critical next few months, and possibly years, in the fight against the coronavirus. Instead of tho...
Source: TIME: Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Project Veritas exposes Ilhan Omar as criminal ballot harvester trying to steal election
(Natural News) Another installment of Project Veritas’ truth series has been released, this one exposing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as a ballot harvesting crook. Undercover footage captured by the illustrious James O’Keefe shows key political allies and associates of Omar openly admitting that they use ballot harvesting to steal elections. “Money is the king in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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MOVE OVER POLITICO: Associated Press writes their own hit piece on Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith
(Natural News) Politico will not be outdone. The Associated Press just wrote their own hit piece attacking Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith, and this is how it begins: (Article republished from TheRightScoop.com) President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Brexit: controversial internal market bill passes final Commons hurdle — as it happened
Bill passes to Lords after MPs vote 340-256 in favour; UK hits record daily number of new Covid casesBoris Johnson apologises for getting lockdown rules wrongCovid lockdowns in north-east England: new rules explainedIs Boris Johnson really ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’?UK economy faltering before second Covid-19 waveCoronavirus – latest global updates9.55pmBSTThat ’s it for tonight, after another tumultuous evening in the House of Commons.To recap, MPs voted 340 to 256, majority 84, in favour of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill at its third reading, despite warnings that the legislation thre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Andrew Sparrow (earlier) Tags: Politics Coronavirus outbreak UK news Boris Johnson Education Infectious diseases Science Wales Northern Ireland House of Commons Further education Source Type: news

This Fall ’s College Reopenings Were a Mess—Here’s How to Avoid COVID-19 Outbreaks Next Semester
Despite dire warnings this summer from public health experts, over a third of U.S. colleges and universities went full steam ahead with reopening, saying they had no choice due to financial or political pressures. The results, in some instances, have been catastrophic. From August 26 to September 10, 2020, there were at least 62,000 new positive test results at U.S. colleges and universities. A recent preprint study reports that colleges that reopened for in-person instruction this fall probably contributed more than 3,000 cases daily to their counties. About half of the counties with colleges around the country reported t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Nahid Bhadelia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Airline workers brace for mass layoffs
Unless Congress acts for a second time, United will furlough roughly 40,000. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why 'herd immunity' can't save us from COVID-19
The term 'herd immunity' has found its way into politicized discussions about how to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. What does it actually mean? Can it work? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aneri Pattani Source Type: news

Why 'herd immunity' can't save us from COVID-19
The term 'herd immunity' has found its way into politicized discussions about how to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. What does it actually mean? Can it work? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aneri Pattani Source Type: news

National Institutes of Health Director Urges Americans To Believe Science
Francis Collins, a devout Christian, said he’s worried about political polarization and a growing disregard for science during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Global poll of views on environment and science finds sharpest divide in US
Only one in five Americans with right-wing outlook said they had a lot of trust in scientistsPeople in the US are more sharply divided along political lines when it comes to science and environmental issues than in other parts of the world, new research shows.Globally, people who see themselves on the left side of politics are more likely to be concerned about the environment than those who see themselves as being on the right or in the centre ground.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Environment Science US news World news Climate change MMR Europe Australia news Canada Brazil South Korea Americas Asia Pacific Italy Sweden Poland Spain France UK news Source Type: news

Feds announce plan to buy 7.9 million rapid COVID tests as Health Canada defends slow response
The federal government today unveiled a plan to buy 7.9 million point-of-care COVID-19 tests in the months ahead while also defending Health Canada's slow regulatory process that has left the country with few rapid testing devices to deploy as cases mount. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Pfizer CEO on the pressures of creating a covid-19 vaccine: ‘What is at stake is beyond imagination’
Albert Bourla discusses the progress, hopes and the politics of a possible vaccine this fall. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KK Ottesen Source Type: news

Breakthroughs in COPD From ERS 2020 Breakthroughs in COPD From ERS 2020
Highlights in COPD from the ERS 2020 virtual congress include therapy escalation and de-escalation, compliance with GOLD guidelines, and a potential reason for the beneficial effect of beta-blockers.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None ReCAP Source Type: news

INTERVIEW: Dr. Jerome Corsi details deep state plans to take out Trump before Jan. 20th, and how Trump can defeat the traitors and save America
(Natural News) We’ve published a powerful new interview with Dr. Jerome Corsi of CorsiNation.com, a high-IQ analyst, historian and investigator who has written many books and reports about politics and the intelligence community. In this latest Brighteon Conversations interview. Dr. Corsi explains the plans of the deep state and how communist-linked traitors put in place... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Faulty education system, abandonment of traditional Western values, causing U.S. collapse, says expert
(Natural News) The chaos and societal destruction that we are currently seeing are the products of American society’s abandonment of the traditional values of Western Civilization, an expert on history says. “The whole Western world and civilization came from a mixture of Roman politics, Greek philosophy and Christianity,” Fred Markert, an expert on the decline... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Republicans: "Twitter 'too quick' to censor GOP content, 'too slow' on Chinese propaganda"
(Natural News) Social media and micro-blogging platform Twitter is guilty of selective censorship, a new report says, noting that while the entity regularly engages in high-profile flagging of several conservative politicians, it remains mum when it comes to misinformation put forth by the Chinese government. Conservative online news channel Breitbart, in a report, noted that Twitter... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Boris Johnson announces 'radical' plan to boost vocational training
PM says young people need new skills to compete as Covid-19 has accelerated changes in economyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has promised to end the “pointless, nonsensical gulf” between university and vocational education, in what he called a “radical” shakeup of funding for post-18 education.Giving an upbeat speech at Exeter college, Johnson said the Covid-19 pandemic had “massively accelerated” changes in the economy that were already under way, such as theshift to online shopping.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart Tags: Vocational education Boris Johnson Politics UK news Coronavirus outbreak Conservatives Further education Universities Higher education Science Source Type: news

Brexit: warnings for care sector in pandemic as freedom of movement ends
Wages should rise to make jobs more attractive to UK staff say government advisersThe end of freedom of movement will increase pressure on the social care sector in the midst of a pandemic unless ministers make jobs more attractive to UK workers by increasing salaries, government advisers have warned.The Migration Advisory Committee (Mac) has warned of the “stark consequences” of low wages in social care with most frontline role ineligible for the post-Brexit skilled worker immigration route or on the official list for job shortages in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent Tags: Care workers Social care Society Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news Brexit Politics Source Type: news

Achieving clean air for all is possible
(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Air pollution is currently the largest environmental risk factor for human health globally and can be linked to several million cases of premature deaths every year. A new study however shows that it is possible to achieve clean air worldwide with fundamental transformations of today's practices in many sectors, supported by strong political will. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump Announces Plan to Ship 150 Million Rapid Coronavirus Tests
Governors of both parties welcomed the plan, but some health experts noted limitations of the kits made by Abbott Laboratories. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 29, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Shortages Abbott Laboratories Trump, Donald J Education (K-12) Source Type: news

American Society of Human Genetics Denounces Unethical Use of False Genetic " Theories "
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has issued a statement reinforcing facts about human genetics and expressing strong opposition to efforts that bend genetics knowledge for social or political ends. The statement reads, in part: “Genetics demonstrates that humans cannot be divided into biologically distinct subcategories or races, and any efforts to claim the superiority of humans based on any genetic ancestry have no scientific evidence. Moreover, it is inaccurate to claim genetics as the determinative factor in human strengths or outcomes when education, environment, wealth, and health care access are ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Congress to Pass Stopgap Measure to Avoid Shutdown
With negotiations over COVID-19 pandemic relief stalled, lawmakers are looking to pass a stopgap funding bill to keep the government operational in the new fiscal year which starts on October 1. A stopgap funding measure is required because the House and Senate have not yet agreed on and passed appropriations bills to fund the government in fiscal year 2021. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reached an agreement to pursue a clean short-term spending bill earlier this month, the House passed a bipartisan continuing resolution on September 22 extending federal funding through Dece...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

A Real Vaccine Before the Election? It'd Take a Miracle. A Real Vaccine Before the Election? It'd Take a Miracle.
There is a small chance that Pfizer's vaccine trial will yield results by Nov. 3. Here's everything that has to happen and how to tell a political stunt from a real vaccine.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Alarming Data Show a Third Wave of COVID-19 Is About to Hit the U.S.
There are few things as powerful as avoidance learning. Touch a hot stove once and you’re not likely to do it again. Cross against the light and almost get hit by a car and you’re going to be a lot more careful the next time. But when it comes to the U.S. response to COVID-19? Not so much. You’d have thought that the sight of overflow hospital tents and refrigerated trucks to hold victims’ bodies in New York would have been enough to scare us all straight in mid-March and early April, when infection rates peaked at 32,000 new cases a day, or nearly 10 cases per 100,000 residents—making social ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

On the 20th Anniversary of Medication Abortion, Antiabortion Politicians Are Trying to Ban It
In September 2000, exactly 20 years ago, the U.S. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Ex-lord chief justice: UK parliament must scrutinise Covid rules
Exclusive: Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd joins senior legal figures in calling for MPs to examine emergency legislationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the former lord chief justice of England and Wales, has called for greater parliamentary scrutiny of the government ’s emergency coronavirus legislation because vital freedoms are being “curtailed”.His comments follow a lament by Lady Hale, the last president of the supreme court, thatparliament “surrendered” control of its constitutional role subjecting legislation to effective scrutiny at th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Owen Bowcott, Legal affairs correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news House of Commons Politics Science Law Source Type: news

CDC’s credibility is eroded by internal blunders and external attacks as coronavirus vaccine campaigns loom
The agency’s response to the worst public health crisis in a century has been marked by technical mistakes, botched messaging, false accusations and interference by Trump administration political appointees. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Support UK farmers to meet climate targets, ministers told
Green campaigners call for clarity on tree-planting and on interim subsidy systemFarmers need more support from the government to plant the trees necessary to meet the UK ’s climate targets, ministers have been told, as they considerwide-ranging changes to farming paymentsafter Brexit.Tree-planting is expensive, difficult and requires patience as the trees take years or even decades to yield commercial returns. Farmers and green campaigners are concerned that they will be left out of government plans to bring in a new interim subsidy system – called thesustainable farming incentive– to tide farmers over b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Trees and forests Farming Environment Politics Agriculture Science UK news Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Media News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obamacare Returns as Galvanizing Issue After Ginsburg Death and Barrett Nomination
The health law had slipped in voter priorities, but the Supreme Court vacancy and November arguments in a case challenging its constitutionality have given the Affordable Care Act new urgency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: your-feed-science Appointments and Executive Changes Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2020 Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) your-feed-health Source Type: news

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2: Institute of Myology experts at the 25th International Congress of WMS
(AFM-T é l é thon) Between 28 September and 2 October, the 25th International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society, which brings together muscle experts from all over the world, will highlight the work of many researchers from the Institute of Myology, the center of expertise on muscle and its diseases that was created by AFM-Telethon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obamacare Returns as Galvanizing Issue After Ginsburg Death, Barrett Nomination
The health law had slipped in voter priorities, but the Supreme Court vacancy and November arguments in a case challenging its constitutionality, have given the Affordable Care Act new urgency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: your-feed-science Appointments and Executive Changes Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2020 Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) your-feed-health Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: Federal intelligence officials cloned phones to surveil and map entire structure of Antifa / BLM terrorist operations in preparation for mass arrests
(Natural News) As you might recall, we’ve been reporting on Trump’s plans to invoke the Insurrection Act after the election, deploying military troops on the streets to halt the extremist left-wing political coup attempt that’s expect to be activated shortly after the election. Now, fascinating news has emerged that confirms US federal intelligence officials have,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Britain's failure to learn the hard lessons of its first Covid surge is a disaster | William Hanage
Despite now having evidence that test and trace is the only way to fight the virus, the UK has lost control at the crucial moment• Dr William Hanage is professor of the evolution and epidemiology of infectious disease at HarvardBritain is in the grip of an extraordinarily dangerous outbreak of forgetfulness. During the spring, more than50,000 people died – far more than the yearly total for any flu outbreak in living memory. Deaths are, sadly, an expected outcome of any pandemic. But this experience is also an opportunity to learn – assuming governments are willing to do so.Since the first outbreaks of Cov...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: William Hanage Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Health policy Science US news UK news Boris Johnson Politics Source Type: news

Lawmakers who toured Georgia detention site raise concerns
A Congressional delegation has visited a detention facility in rural Georgia and said the conditions and the treatment of the women held there is even worse than has been reported previously (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Welcome to libertarian Covid fantasy land – that’s Sweden to you and me | Nick Cohen
The right fails to recognise that the Swedes ’ real virtue in this pandemic is their social cohesionSweden is to the 21st-century right what the Soviet Union was to the 20th-century left. Conservatives have transformed it into a Tory Disneyland where every dream comes true. On the shores of the Baltic lies a country that has no need to curtail civil liberties and wreck the economy to curb Covid-19. “I have a dream, a fantasy,” sang Abba. “To help me through reality.” For much of the right, that fantasy is called Sweden.Let the leader of the Conservative backbenchers stand for the Tory press an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nick Cohen Tags: Sweden Coronavirus outbreak Europe Politics Conservatives UK news World news Infectious diseases Science Rishi Sunak Source Type: news

Apartment owners, landlords, rights groups sue CDC over unconstitutional eviction moratorium
(Natural News) In response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Congress passed a temporary moratorium on evictions. On Sept. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the help of the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), published an order that created a second, more expansive eviction moratorium. The National Apartment Association (NAA) — a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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AOC's terrorist propaganda video
(Natural News) “I’m not here to poo poo you,” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told 4.8 million followers on a live Instagram broadcast over the weekend. (Article by Simon Black republished from SovereignMan.com) “I’m not here to say you’re wrong. Or that you’re a bad person. . . I’m not here to shame you.” She was talking,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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UK risks losing contract for new climate research centre because of Brexit
Proposed centre with up to 250 jobs is linked to EU Copernicus satellite programmeThe UK is at risk of losing the contract for the expansion of a flagship European weather research centre based in Reading because of Brexit.The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has been based in Berkshire for the last 45 years but its future EU-funded activities are now the subject of an international battle.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent Tags: Brexit Meteorology Climate change Science funding crisis Satellites Air pollution UK weather European Union Foreign policy Politics UK news World news Environment Source Type: news

Coronavirus Survey Halted After Workers Faced Racial Slurs, Officials Say
Workers were followed, videotaped and threatened in confrontations across Minnesota, the state Department of Health said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Pietsch Tags: Minnesota Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Race and Ethnicity Discrimination Eitzen (Minn) Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Health officials scramble to explain details of Trump’s $200 drug discount card
Democrats said the announcement that 33 million seniors would receive the one-time break was a political ploy funded by taxpayer money. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news