Coronavirus: First Nightingale hospital in England reopens in Manchester for Covid-19 patients

The NHS Nightingale Hospital in Manchester will reopen in the next week as the city heads into a local lockdown. A local NHS boss today announced the temporary hospital, set up in the Manchester Central Conference Centre, will be brought back into use before the end of next week. It will become the first one … Read more Coronavirus: First Nightingale hospital in England reopens in Manchester for Covid-19 patients

Coronavirus: First Nightingale hospital in England reopens in Manchester for Covid-19 patients

The NHS Nightingale Hospital in Manchester will reopen in the next week as the city heads into a local lockdown. A local NHS boss today announced the temporary hospital, set up in the Manchester Central Conference Centre, will be brought back into use before the end of next week. It will become the first one … Read more Coronavirus: First Nightingale hospital in England reopens in Manchester for Covid-19 patients

World could get a Covid-19 vaccine in the next few months but the virus will exist ‘forever’

A coronavirus vaccine could be available before the end of winter but the world should still be preparing to cope with Covid ‘for evermore’, a SAGE scientist said today. Epidemiologist Professor John Edmunds, who is part of the Government’s scientific advisory group, believes there is very little chance coronavirus will be eradicated completely.  But he … Read more World could get a Covid-19 vaccine in the next few months but the virus will exist ‘forever’

Covid-19 vaccines may not stop people from getting sick and dying, scientist warns

Covid-19 vaccines may not prevent people from getting severely sick or dying, it was claimed today. Trials of hundreds of thousands of volunteers are investigating whether experimental Covid-19 jabs stop a person from picking up the infection. But Professor Peter Doshi, the associate editor of the British Medical Journal, points out scientists are not waiting … Read more Covid-19 vaccines may not stop people from getting sick and dying, scientist warns

Dominic West and Lily James ‘are accused of breaching Italy’s COVID-19 safety rules’

Lily James and Dominic West have been hit by accusations they breached Italy’s COVID-19 safety guidelines following their scandalous outing in Rome last weekend. A local councillor has claimed the pair broke strict new laws by riding the same e-scooter through the city, which has been forbidden in the country to try and prevent the … Read more Dominic West and Lily James ‘are accused of breaching Italy’s COVID-19 safety rules’

Algorithm could help ‘share the load’ of ICU beds and support up to 1,000 Covid-19 patients

A new algorithm could be used in the NHS to help hospitals ‘share the load’ and ensure Covid-19 patients get access to an ICU bed when needed, a study has found.  Queen Mary University of London researchers, proposes a load balancing system that would see critical ICU patients transferred between hospitals as needed. This would involve an algorithm … Read more Algorithm could help ‘share the load’ of ICU beds and support up to 1,000 Covid-19 patients

World could get a Covid-19 vaccine in the next few months but the virus will exist ‘forever’

A coronavirus vaccine could be available before the end of winter but the world should still be preparing to cope with Covid ‘for evermore’, a SAGE scientist said today. Epidemiologist Professor John Edmunds, who is part of the Government’s scientific advisory group, believes there is very little chance coronavirus will be eradicated completely.  But he … Read more World could get a Covid-19 vaccine in the next few months but the virus will exist ‘forever’

Study that touted neck gaiters as effective face coverings against COVID-19 is questioned

Questions have risen over a new study that claims neck gaiters do help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Researchers from the University of Georgia (UGA) found that the popular face coverings provided up to a 96 percent reduction in respiratory droplets compared to no mask at all. Previous studies have disputed the effectiveness … Read more Study that touted neck gaiters as effective face coverings against COVID-19 is questioned

Cristiano Ronaldo debuts new buzzcut in quarantine… after footballer tested positive for COVID-19

Cristiano Ronaldo has shaved his head while quarantining, following his COVID-19 diagnosis. The footballer, 35, took to Instagram to debut the new look, smiling and giving the camera the thumbs up, before hitting his snazzy home gym for a work out. Grinning from ear-to-ear, the sports star wore a tight black gym top and Nike … Read more Cristiano Ronaldo debuts new buzzcut in quarantine… after footballer tested positive for COVID-19

Will Covid-19 hasten axing of state pension ‘triple lock’?

Pensioner guarantee: Full flat rate state pension will rise to £9,300, and old basic rate to £7,200 a year The state pension ‘triple lock’ will boost pensioner income by 2.5 per cent next April, after what looks set to be a grim winter dominated by Covid-19 and economic hardship. The triple lock means annual state pension … Read more Will Covid-19 hasten axing of state pension ‘triple lock’?