Cases of Idiopathic Intracranial HTN on the Rise in Wales
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- The incidence and prevalence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension are increasing in Wales, corresponding to increasing body mass index (BMI) in the population, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS chief says jumping Covid vaccine queue is 'morally reprehensible'
The Home Secretary said No10 was keeping 'all measures under review' amid reports of young and healthy people in England and Wales bypassing the priority list using IT loopholes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six-fold rise in brain pressure disorder that affects mostly women
(Swansea University) A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher than for those without. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK Covid live: 1,820 deaths reported in new record high alongside 38,905 new cases
Latest updates: a further1,820 die in the UK within 28 days of a Covid test; Downing Streetsays police must waitfor phase two of vaccine rolloutUK reports 1,820 Covid deaths in record daily highVaccines may need updating to protect against new variantPriti Patel says she wanted UK borders shut last MarchTalking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says researchCoronavirus – latest updates4.48pmGMTThe government is to announce new Brexit guidance within the “next day or two” to try and end food shortages in supermarkets in Northern Ireland.Northern Ireland secretaryBrandon Lewis said trials with hauliers ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Keir Starmer PMQs House of Commons Infectious diseases Priti Patel Police Vaccines and immunisation Patrick Vallance Wales Welsh politics Health Medical research Source Type: news

COVID-19 Florence Nightingale Diagrams of Deaths in England & Wales, CEBM
When time-series data is plotted as a normal x-y plot with the time variable along the x-axis it is difficult to identify seasonality or other factors that may influence the data. Florence Nightingale used a form of radial plots to display data from the Crimean War that demonstrated the death rate amongst soldiers could be reduced by better hygiene practices. Plotting the weekly numbers of deaths using this radial form demonstrates the variability during the first months of the year. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thoracic Chemotherapy May Advance Mesothelioma Treatment
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcello Migliore is convinced that adding hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy to aggressive surgery can extend survival significantly for patients with pleural mesothelioma cancer. He wants others to know that, too. This seldom-used, controversial procedure, also known as HITHOC, involves circulating a heated, high-concentration chemotherapy solution throughout the chest cavity for 60 minutes immediately following aggressive mesothelioma surgery. The idea is to kill any microscopic tumor cells that evaded the surgeon, hopefully slowing a potential cancer recurrence. Unlike HIPEC, a similar procedu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

How Can Colleges Limit The Spread Of COVID-19 Variant? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

COVID-19 CMO Wales update on new Sars-Cov-2 virus variant
The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has issued a Public Health Link on Updated guidance for Wales - Investigation and management of Sars-Cov-2 virus new variant of concern: Revised travel restrictions (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 18, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

COVID-19 waste management standard operating procedure, NHS England V4 (updated 18th January 2021)
This document sets out the waste management approach for all healthcare facilities including primary care facilities and testing facilities in England and Wales during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid tracked - and how it embedded in rural Wales
Clusters of deaths from Covid in the first pandemic wave showed up in rural parts of Wales unexpectedly. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights
Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people;UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter;German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find12.44amGMTHere ’s our story on a grim landmark. The world has now passed 2m deaths from Covid-19.“Our world has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

UK Covid live: PM's plans for school testing in disarray; Wales introduces testing for international arrivals
Decision raises questions about proposed full return of England ’s schools in February; passengers arriving in Wales must prove negative testRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsTesting times: how UK government fell short, again and againUK heads for double-dip recession as GDP falls 2.6%UK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantGlobal coronavirus updates – live10.38amGMTTheSupreme Court has “substantially allowed” an appeal brought by theFinancial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a landmark £1.2bn legal battle over businesses’ ability to claim on i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

UK Covid: arrivals from South America and Portugal banned from Friday over Brazilian variant concerns – as it happened
Latest updates:arrivals from Brazil, Argentina and the rest of South America, alongside Portugal, banned from Friday. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global live blog for the latest updatesUK bans travellers from South America and Portugal from FridayEngland ’s schools told not to provide free school meals at half-termCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?Pimlico Plumbers to introduce ‘no jab, no job’ work contracts6.05pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden6.05pmGMTA further 48,682 lab-confirme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Science Medical research Patrick Vallance Health NHS Northern Ireland Brexit Fishing industry Wales Welsh politics Keir Starmer Labour Conservatives Scottis Source Type: news

Centre for Mental Health welcomes Government's proposals to modernise the Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act in England and Wales must be modernised to treat people with respect and dignity, and today's proposals from the Government are a welcome step toward that goal, Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said today. Responding to the government white paper Reforming the Mental Health Act, Sarah Hughes said: “Two years ago, Sir Simon Wessely's independent review of the Mental Health Act set out a comprehensive modernisation plan for a system that is outdated and in urgent need of change. I am pleased that the Government has accepted the majority of those recommendations today. And we ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

More than 600,000 people died in England and Wales in 2020
Deaths in the year of Covid even outnumbered those of 1940, the year of the Blitz, when mortality rates leaped as tens of thousands were killed in bombing raids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid is now behind a THIRD of all deaths in England and Wales
Office for National Statistics (ONS) numbers show 31.2 per cent of deaths in the five days to January 2 - 3,144 out of 10,069 - had Covid mentioned on their death certificates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Florence Nightingale Diagrams of Deaths in England & Wales, CEBM (updated 11th January 2021)
The radial plot displays data showing variability during months of the year, identifying seasonality and other factors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'It's become fashionable': practitioner perspectives on football hooliganism involving young people - Hester R, Pamment N.
This study is specifically concerned with people under 18 years old that are engaged with hooliganism in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

RPS recognises provisional registrants' exam concerns
The Chairs of the three national Pharmacy Boards in England, Scotland and Wales, Claire Anderson, Jonathan Burton and Suzanne Scott-Thomas today issued the following statement on the scheduled exam fo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘ I can ’ t afford to retire ’ – why carers need a living wage
Care workers have quietly kept the country running for decades, overworked and underpaid. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced carers into life-threatening working conditions, and UNISON is fighting to raise their wages. Sian Stockham works as a carer for people with learning disabilities in Abergaveny, Wales, and also as a support worker in a reablement and rehabilitation resource centre. She said: “I’m lucky to have a job, and one that I love. There is absolutely no work that is more important – caring for people like you would your own and making them comfortable in some of the hardest moments of...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 8, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article care care workers Clap for Carers social care Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Virus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Vaccines?
As we enter the second year of living with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus is celebrating its invasion of the world’s population with yet more mutated forms that help it to spread more easily from person to person. One, first detected in the U.K. in December, has already raised alarms about whether the COVID-19 virus is now escaping from the protection that vaccines just being rolled out now might provide. The variant has also been found in the U.S. Already, U.K. officials have tightened lockdowns in England, Scotland and Wales, and over the holidays, more than 40 countries banned travelers from the region ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

California hits 2.5 million coronavirus cases, adding 1 million in less than a month
According to The Times tracker, 1 of every 16 people in the state has tested positive for the virus at some point during the pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money, Rong-Gong Lin II, Ben Welsh Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Quarter of England and Wales deaths in Christmas week were linked to Covid
There were 11,520 deaths in England and Wales over the seven days to December 25, of which 2,912 had coronavirus mentioned on the death certificate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON urges employers to review staff safety due to new COVID variant
UNISON is urging employers to review their workplace risk assessments and safety measures in light of the increase in the more infectious variant of COVID-19. This is in order to keep staff safe. The union has written to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to underline the increased risks to staff, urging the body to update their advice. Improved safety measures would include working from home, change to duties to less hazardous duties Disabled, Black and other vulnerable workers with underlying health conditions who are still in the workplace could be at particular risk of the new variant. In the letter to the HSE, assi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Covid-19 health and safety Source Type: news

Free Airbnb with your COVID-19 vaccine? Firefighters offered prizes along with priority access
Top LAFD brass are using free Lyft rides, Google Nest gear and home security systems to entice firefighters unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Welsh Source Type: news

BTec exams must be cancelled now urges UNISON
UNISON has accused the Westminster government of yet again making a last minute decision without thinking through the consequences on those who will be involved in delivering it. In warning of the dire consequences of how fast the virus is now spreading the Westminster government made the decision to close all colleges and sixth forms and move to online learning. But as an afterthought the DfE announced that BTec exams starting this week would still go ahead. This means that thousands of young people will be asked to go into halls with the invigilators, the admin staff and the learning support assistants acting as scribes ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article FE colleges higher education sixth form colleges Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Study estimates tier 2 restrictions result in a 2% reduction effective reproduction number, tier 3 restrictions result in a 10% reduction, and Northern Ireland and Wales stringency lockdown with school closures results in a 35% and 44% reduction respectively. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Data in Wales
The Welsh Government has issued a written statement on the COVID-19 vaccine deployment data in Wales. Further details can be found on the Welsh Government website. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

COVID-19 generally 'mild' in young children: Evidence review
(University of New South Wales) Babies and asymptomatic cases account for up to half of COVID-19 infections in the under-five age group, which has implications for vaccination programs, a new UNSW study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions
More Australian states and territories are imposing travel restrictions to prevent the coronavirus spreading from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria states (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Deaths in England and Wales were 7% higher than usual during week ending Dec 18
The figures were produced by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' mortality monitor, which uses data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and its equivalents in Scotland and Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of mental illnesses in domestic violence police records: text mining study - Karystianis G, Simpson A, Adily A, Schofield P, Greenberg D, Wand H, Nenadic G, Butler T.
BACKGROUND: The New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) records details of significant numbers of domestic violence (DV) events they attend each year as both structured quantitative data and unstructured free text. Accessing information contained in the fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Retention of opioid agonist treatment prescribers across New South Wales, Australia, 2001-2018: implications for treatment systems and potential impact on client outcomes - Jones NR, Nielsen S, Farrell M, Ali R, Gill A, Larney S, Degenhardt L.
BACKGROUND: There has been much research on the efficacy and effectiveness of opioid agonist treatment (OAT), but less on its implementation and sustainability. A challenge internationally has been recruiting and retaining prescribers. This paper aims t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Weekly Covid deaths rose again in last full week of data and rose by 44% in the South East
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the virus was mentioned on 2,986 death certificates in England and Wales over the seven days to December 18, up eight per cent on previous week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Year honours 2020: citizens awarded for response to pandemic crisis
Among those honoured are health and social care workers, Covid response volunteers, virus experts and fund-raising centenariansHundreds of key workers and community champions who battled the pandemic have been recognised in the New Year honours list for the UK which celebrates people ’s extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis.Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One driver, and the cinematographer Roger Deakins are among the celebrities knighted, while the architect David Chipperfield gets the Companion of Honour. The actor Toby Jones and Jed Mercurio, creator ofthe TV series Line of Duty, are given OBEs for services to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping Tags: New Year honours list UK news Humanitarian response Coronavirus British empire Doctors Acting Society Mental health Public sector careers Communities LGBT rights Wales Northern Ireland Science Culture Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 24 December 2020, ONS
In the most recent week, the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in England has continued to increase; during the most recent week (12 to 18 December 2020), we estimate 645,800 people (95% credible interval: 610,100 to 683,100) within the community population in England had the coronavirus (COVID-19), equating to around 1 in 85 people (95% credible interval: 1 in 90 to 1 in 80). Over the most recent week, the percentage of people testing positive has continued to increase sharply in London, the East of England, and the South East; London now has the highest percentage of people testing p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors raise alarm over 'dire' situation in NHS as Covid cases rise
Hospitals under growing pressure as patient numbers surpass first wave of pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS hospitals in England are under increasing pressure as coronavirus cases rise, with doctors raising the alarm about “very, very busy services” and one trust calling for volunteers to help prone patients.The warning comes as the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals surpassed the peak of the first wave – up to 20,426 as of 8am on Monday, more than April’s high of 18,974. Health officials in Wales and Scotland have also said they fear becoming ove...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Hospitals Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Society NHS Health England Source Type: news

Towards a socio-technical understanding of discretion: a case study of Taser and police use of force - Dymond A.
Using a case study of the 'less lethal' electric-shock weapon the Taser in English and Welsh policing, this article argues that the notion of discretion as an arena in which police officers are able to exercise free will can be overstated. Drawing on insig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Hard border restrictions imposed on Australian states following small coronavirus outbreak
(Natural News) The Victorian government in Australia has enforced hard border restrictions following a small COVID-19 outbreak in the neighboring state of New South Wales (NSW). State Premier Daniel Andrews passed an order forbidding residents from Greater Sydney and the NSW Central Coast from entering any part of Victoria without going into hotel quarantine for two weeks. Victorian residents coming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Tougher Covid rules begin for millions in UK
More areas in England enter tier four, as lockdowns begin in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven moments that mattered in 2020
Whatever your experience of COVID-19 has been, it’s undeniable that we and the world we live in have been altered irrevocably. What hasn’t changed is Doctors of the World’s determination to ensure universal and equitable access to healthcare, both at home and abroad. As we begin a new year, the pandemic continues to hit the most vulnerable in our society hardest. Health and social inequalities have widened. New barriers to healthcare have emerged, with the rapid shift to online healthcare leaving those without the means to access it cut off from vital care and support. Our staff, volunteers an...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Lockdown looms for Scotland amid reports more of England will enter tier 4
MSPs told tough measures likely in coming days, while ministers may soon extend English restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon has warned MSPs she may have to introduce full lockdown measures across Scotland in the coming days to contain the faster-spreading Covid variant, which has already led to Wales bringing forward a countrywide lockdown from last Sunday and Northern Ireland announcing a six-week lockdown from Boxing Day.It came as the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, said it seemed “inevitable” that further national restrictions would be needed, adding th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Libby Brooks and Andrew Sparrow Tags: Scotland Scottish politics UK news Nicola Sturgeon Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Covid deaths fell 3% in England and Wales after national lockdown
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows there were 2,756 coronavirus fatalities in England and Wales during the seven-day spell that ended December 11. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Visitors from tier 4 and Wales 'must self-isolate'
Areas of England outside the South East say the new variant of Covid-19 is likely to be circulating. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New, More Contagious COVID-19 Strain Has Been Reported in the U.K. Is It Headed for the U.S.?
A new strain of COVID-19 reported in the United Kingdom has been blamed for a sharp uptick of cases—prompting new lockdowns in London and more than 40 countries to ban cross-border travel from the U.K. Although scientists say there is no evidence that the new strain is more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it could be up to 70% more transmissible than others, while the health secretary said it was “getting out of control.” At least 40 countries including the entire European Union and Canada have temporarily banned incoming travel from the U.K. as of Monday. And the new strain has been detected i...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Is the new Covid strain only in the UK? Do any other countries have the Covid variant?
COVID cases continue to rise in the UK after scientists identified a new strain of the coronavirus that could be up to 70 percent more transmissible. But has the Covid variant spread to any other countries outside of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Florence Nightingale Diagrams of UK Deaths, CEBM (updated 15th December 2020)
Updated data plot to show deaths registered per week in England and Wales to 4th December 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid hotspots NSW: list of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations
Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you ’ve visited themAustralia ’s Covid restrictions and lockdown rules – state by stateDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Those who attended some locations must isolate immediately for 14 days after you were last there, others must monitor for symptoms.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff Tags: New South Wales Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Sydney Health Science Source Type: news