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

Coronavirus UK: 47 new fatalities in daily preliminary death toll
Broken down, 44 of the deaths announced today occurred in England, while Public Health Wales posted three new victims. Scotland and Northern Ireland recorded none. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking UNISON ’s demands to the Treasury
Dave Prentis stopped by Rishi Sunak’s office today to present UNISON’s demands for investment in public services. The government announced last week that the autumn budget is cancelled, but the union is making it clear that the money needs to be in place to fund pay rises for our members who have kept the country going through the pandemic, and to protect the jobs and services that our communities rely upon. The general secretary said: “This is so important I wanted to deliver it to the Treasury in person. “I have asked Rishi Sunak for a meeting so that I can explain why it’s so important that...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News #OneTeam2K Covid-19 dave prentis spending review Source Type: news

Welsh-medium school pupils underperform in tests despite more advantaged backgrounds
(Lancaster University) Secondary schools in Wales that teach pupils through the medium of Welsh are outperformed by their English-speaking counterparts in maths, reading and science tests, according to a new study by Lancaster University.The average results of pupils attending Welsh-language secondary schools are markedly lower than pupils in English-language schools - despite Welsh-medium school pupils having more books available at home, spending more time on their studies outside of school and fewer qualifying for free school meals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Wales lockdown: Businesses affected by Covid offered grants
New grants are being offered to businesses as three more counties prepare for local lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic
(University of Leeds) Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic A major new study has identified 2085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, that is 17 deaths each day over four months that probably could have been prevented. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NHS COVID-19 app has been downloaded over 10 million times
People in England and Wales have given an overwhelming response to calls for them to download the new NHS COVID-19 app, with over 10 million people downloading it so far, 6 million of whom did so on its first day. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: three more Welsh counties face local lockdowns; concern over clusters at French schools
Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan face further measures; Le Monde reports32% of outbreaks in France found in schools or universitiesRegular ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns ‘could help control Covid’Minister refuses to guarantee students will be home for ChristmasBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measuresAustralia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’See all our coronavirus coverage2.50pmBSTInMarseille,a coronavirus hotspot, the city ’s top flight football team has been given a government order to play behind closed doors. InGerma...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn (now); Archie Bland and Helen Davidson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak France UK news Europe Infectious diseases Science World news Saudi Arabia Japan South Korea Australia news Source Type: news

NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information, DHSC (updated 25th September 2020)
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app. 25 September 2020 Added Welsh language version of the privacy notice:'Ap COVID-19 y GIG' 24 September 2020 Added new and updated privacy notices for national launch of the app, including an updated data protection impact assessment. 13 August 2020 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential drug target for dangerous E. coli infections identified
(University of New South Wales) Treatment for a deadly E. coli strain may be possible in the future, after UNSW Sydney researchers identify a new molecular pathway that controls the potent Shiga toxin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

England, Scotland and Wales declare 33 new Covid-19 deaths
Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, confirmed the rise in infections and deaths after the Government's Covid-19 dashboard went down with technical difficulties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody testing, DHSC (updated 24th September 2020)
Information about the government's coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus. 24 September 2020 Updated with new information on antibody testing eligibility and how to get a test. 17 September 2020 Removed link to antibody testing service and added that DHSC is working directly with organisations in the adult social care sector in order to offer tests. 14 September 2020 Updated to reflect the launch of the new antibody testing service, which is currently restricted to care home workers in England and Wales. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19 app: One million downloads of contact tracer for England and Wales
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS COVID-19 and Protect Scotland contact tracing apps
A new NHS COVID-19 app has been launched today and is available to download for free in England and Wales. The app has several tools, including contact tracing notifications, local area alerts and ven (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Safeguarding as ministry. Promoting a culture of safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk within the Catholic Church of England and Wales - Kwiatkowski D.
The article offers an insight into the work of the Catholic Church in England and Wales in promoting a culture of safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. The pro- motion of the safeguarding culture depens on a balanced and careful assessmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

10,000 unexpected deaths have occurred in private homes since mid-June despite Covid-19 slump
Seven-hundred 'excess deaths' in private homes have been registered each week in England and Wales alone since the pandemic began to die down in June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales
People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

6,178 new Covid cases recorded - close to record from early May – as it happened
Scotland recordshighest daily cases total; Keir Starmer presses Boris Johnson on Covid testingat PMQs; ‘clear upward curve’ incases in WalesShortages threaten Johnson ’s pledge of 500,000 UK Covid tests a day10pm nightlife ban ‘not a silver bullet’, Raab admitsSix ways to get through the next six monthsGlobal coronavirus updates – live5.57pmBSTJust interviewed the Labour leader@Keir_Starmer who tells me he DOES stand by his words that if the SNP win Holyrood in 2021, they would have a mandate for#indyrefStarmer on Johnson: The country deserves better than Johnson's leadership. On@skynews...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics UK news PMQs Boris Johnson Keir Starmer House of Commons Infectious diseases Dominic Raab Wales Scotland Brexit Michael Gove Science Source Type: news

Young working women bearing the brunt of the UK's second wave of coronavirus, according to SAGE
Analysis by SAGE shows a significant rise in the number of women aged 20 to 40 being admitted for serious Covid-19 infection in England, Wales and Scotland since August. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glitches dent German enthusiasm for Covid contact-tracing app
Despite being downloaded more than 18m times, the app ’s effectiveness is being questionedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs England and Wales prepare to unveil a coronavirus contact-tracing app, Germany is drawing less than enthusiastic first conclusions about the effectiveness of battling the pandemic with smartphones.A hundred days after its launch, German authorities conceded that IT glitches and poor communication channels with laboratories make the country ’s Corona-Warn-App “one more tool of many” rather than a Covid-19 cure-all.Continue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philip Oltermann in Berlin Tags: Germany Coronavirus outbreak Europe Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 'Government must publish contact-tracing app data'
A health charity wants to know how well England and Wales' contact-tracing app fared in tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly coronavirus deaths RISE in England and Wales for the first time in five months
Data from the Office for National Statistics chimes with death counts from the UK's Department of Health which show the trend has risen from an average of 7 daily deaths to 22 in a fortnight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 awe-inspiring walks around the UK
Scientists found weekly ‘awe walks’ led to more positive emotions among study participants - here are some of the nation’s most wondrous locationsShare your awe-inspiring walks with usThe Romantics first drew our attention to “awe” in the natural world and now scientists have confirmed its value.Older adults who took weekly “awe walks” reported increased positive emotions and less distress in their daily lives, according toa study published in the journal Emotion.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Environment Walking Health & wellbeing Fitness Hobbies Life and style UK news Mental health Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Society Science 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

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

Children's contact with police as a victim, person of interest and witness in New South Wales, Australia - Whitten T, Green MJ, Tzoumakis S, Laurens KR, Harris F, Carr VJ, Dean K.
Contact with the police, as the first contact with the criminal justice system for young people and children, may signify individuals who are vulnerable to later adverse social and health outcomes. However, little is known about how often children have con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents 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

Only a Labour government can save the NHS, says UNISON   
Speaking at a Labour Party virtual conference discussion later today (Sunday) on how best to recognise and value NHS workers, both during and after the pandemic, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will say: “NHS staff have given their all for all of us. Now is the time to reward their incredible efforts and heroism, with a pay rise of at least £2,000 for every single NHS worker. “We all know that the best thing for our NHS is a Labour government – and we all know that you only get a Labour government when there is real unity. “It’s time to stop looking back and fig...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 20, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release dave prentis labour conference NHS Source Type: news

Say what? Wales to “play a leading role” in tackling climate change by banning ROAD construction
(Natural News) A small country in Northwestern Europe is under pressure to tackle climate change around the world. Wales is being pressured by the United Nations to cut climate warming gases by 100 percent. Climate scientists refer to this as a “net zero target.” In order to achieve this goal by 2045, Wales will have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; Welsh leader slams 'vacancy at heart of UK'
New infectionsgrowing by 2% to 7% daily;Mark Drakeford has had one talk with PM since May; Scotland given‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year ’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live3.28pmBSTTrain operators and the government are locked in talks to extend the£3.5bn rescue deal that kept the railways running through the pandemic, which is due to expire o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Amelia Hill (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Infectious diseases Science UK news Medical research Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Covid-19 was the 24th most common cause of death in England last month
Official data shows more people died of Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancerous lung, colon or rectum tumours, and the flu than they did of the coronavirus in England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queensland to reopen border to ACT
NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’10.03amBSTThat ’s it for our live coverage of the coronavirus and other big ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn (now), and Naaman Zhou and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

NHS staff say ‘ #OneTeam2K ’ as they call for a pay rise
Health workers deserve more than applause for their efforts – not least during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why, yesterday and today, staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics are holding socially distanced events and using social media to call for a proper pay rise. UNISON’s pay claim, which was delivered to Downing Street last month, would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of the year. This early wage increase – equivalent to around £1 an hour extra for all staff – could give ailing local economies a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News #OneTeam2K Covid-19 health care nhs pay Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest news
Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’12.55amBSTA few more details on the increase of mutual obligation requirements for jobseeker recipients.From 28 September, people on income support payments outside of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody testing, DHSC (updated 17th September 2020)
Information about the government's coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus. 17 September 2020 Removed link to antibody testing service and added that DHSC is working directly with organisations in the adult social care sector in order to offer tests. 14 September 2020 Updated to reflect the launch of the new antibody testing service, which is currently restricted to care home workers in England and Wales. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Income inequality and child welfare interventions in England and Wales - Webb CJR, Bywaters P, Elliott M, Scourfield J.
BACKGROUND: Previous research has identified a relationship between income inequality and child abuse and neglect in the USA. This association has received limited exploration outside the USA. METHODS: Administrative data on child protection (CP) in 17... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A trial of Criminal Infringement Notices as an alternative to criminal penalties for illicit drug offences in New South Wales, Australia: estimated savings - Sutherland R, Weatherburn D, Degenhardt L.
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: In 2019, legislation was introduced allowing New South Wales police to issue Criminal Infringement Notices (CIN) instead of criminal charges for prohibited drug possession offences, excluding cannabis leaf. This initiative was triall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Welsh seagrass meadow sows hope for global restoration
Project to revive climate-boosting wonder plant in Pembrokeshire could spur similar schemesSeagrass is a wonder plant but unrecognised and sorely neglected. This is a flowering plant with long ribbon-like leaves that often grows in the sea in lush underwater meadows.It is an unsung hero in the fight to clean up carbon dioxide and the climate emergency. Its credentials are astonishing: it absorbs carbon from the atmosphere up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests, stores 10% of the annual ocean carbon storage across the globe and locks up that carbon in sediments that can stay out of harm ’s way for millennia.C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Climate change Plants Environment Science UK news Wildlife Conservation Marine life Greenhouse gas emissions Source Type: news

Just 78 victims of coronavirus were recorded in England and Wales last week
Health officials announced 27 new deaths across all settings. Earlier today, angencies in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland declared deaths. But no new victims were announced in Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in England's 10 worst-hit Covid-19 hotspots unable to get tests
Mobile testing unit fails to show up in Bolton, despite highest infection rate in UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit coronavirus hotspots were unable to get tests on Monday, leading to claims of a “shambles”.Those trying to arrange a test in the areas with the highest infection rates were told that none were available at walk-in centres, drive-through facilities or for home delivery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday and Steven Morris Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Bolton UK news Wales Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Politics Infectious diseases Science Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Report 'rule of six' breaches, minister urges
It comes as England, Scotland and Wales introduce limits on gatherings, with some key differences. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in England's 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get tests
Mobile testing unit fails to show up in Bolton, despite highest infection rate in UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit coronavirus hotspots were unable to get tests on Monday, leading to claims of a “shambles”.Those trying to arrange a test in the areas with the highest infection rates were told that none were available at walk-in centres, drive-through facilities or for home delivery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday and Steven Morris Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Bolton UK news Wales Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Politics Infectious diseases Science Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Experts warn Boris Johnson's 'disturbing decision' to limit gatherings 'with no scientific evidence'
Experts from Oxford's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine have criticised the Rule of Six legislation coming into effect in England, Scotland and Wales today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app
Businesses across England and Wales like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Victoria's new coronavirus cases fall to lowest level since June as Australian death toll exceeds 800
Premier Daniel Andrews announces 37 new Covid-19 cases and six more deathsFollow today ’s coronavirus live blogHow vaccine hesitancy could undermine Australia ’s Covid response‘She deserved better’: Melbourne aged care home continued to charge Covid victim as she lay in hospitalCovid test devices rushed onto Australian market less accurate than claimed – reviewNew Victorian coronavirus cases have fallen to their lowest level since 26 June, but six more deaths of people in aged care have taken the national Covid-19 death toll above 800.The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, said on Saturday tha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn with agencies Tags: Australia news Victoria Victorian politics New South Wales Queensland Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Victoria records 43 new cases and nine deaths as NSW reports 10 cases - as it happened
Rio Tinto boss Jean-S ébastien Jacques bows to investor pressure over Juukan Gorge debacle and steps down, along with two other senior executives. This blog has now closedFollow today ’s international coronavirus live blogImpact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere ‘not even a blip’, Australian scientist saysA day in the life of Victoria ’s Covid contact tracersAustralian stats interactive10.16amBSTWe ’re closing our live coverage of coronavirus news and other major developments for the day. Thanks toAmy Remeikis,who led you through most of the day.You can still follow development...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn and Amy Remeikis Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian Victoria Liberal party National party Australian politics Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: Scotland and Wales bring in 'rule of six' regulations amid rise in cases
Stricter regulations across the UK come as a study reports that mask wearing and lockdown rules are causing deeper social divides than BrexitCovid lockdown rules more divisive than Brexit, survey findsUK ’s economic recovery from Covid-19 crisis continuesGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.38amBSTFace masks will be mandatory in shops and indoor spaces in Wales from Monday, the first minister has said.Mark Drakeford said the country had reached a threshold where 20 people in 100,000 were suffering from coronavirus.9.27amBSTChallenged on why the London government had not followed th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Politics Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news