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Doctors sound alarm as deadly tick-borne virus re-emerges in China, kills 7 so far
As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, Chinese doctors are warning that the country’s population is threatened by yet another virus. The infection is passed by tick bites, but could also be transmitted between humans, experts say.
Hong Kong third wave: health officials race to find 32 domestic helpers linked to Covid-19 case, as city confirms 85 new infections and death toll rises
Health officials are scrambling to locate at-risk Hong Kong households after a job-seeking domestic helper confirmed as infected with the coronavirus shared accommodation within the last fortnight with 32 other foreign maids.
Hong Kong mulls Covid-19 testing for schools, priority return of some pupils
Hong Kong’s education minister said on Tuesday the government would consider conducting mass Covid-19 screening for schools and was looking at prioritising the resumption of face-to-face classes for students taking their university entra...
Opening schools WILL cause a second wave unless testing improves
Scientists said reopening schools in the UK would inevitably result in another crisis that peaks in December. But it could be avoided if test and trace was dramatically ramped up.
Groundwork In China For Virus Origin Probe Complete, Says WHO
The World Health Organization's mission in China laying the groundwork for an investigation into the animal origins of the coronavirus pandemic has concluded, the UN health agency said Monday.
Hong Kong set to build at least two temporary Covid-19 hospitals
Temporary hospitals will be used to treat patients in more serious condition, with one of them to be built near AsiaWorld-Expo, government source says.
Hong Kong barristers cast doubt on legality of Carrie Lam’s election move
Bar Association has serious concerns over decision to delay Legislative Council elections for a year in face of growing Covid-19 crisis.
Hong Kong to prioritise new round of Covid-19 testing as Chinese experts arrive to help
Teams from across the border will help local authorities carry out wider screening and construct a makeshift hospital. Assistance comes as city reports 115 new cases and another two deaths.
Berlin: thousands of people protest against new coronavirus restrictions
Several thousand people demonstrated in Berlin this Saturday to protest against the coronavirus prevention measures that, according to them, limit individual liberties.
WHO anticipates coronavirus pandemic 'will be very long'
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that the new coronavirus pandemic will likely be "very long", six months after declaring the international emergency.
The government’s new concern: winter is coming
It is remarkable to think that just 15 days ago, Boris Johnson was setting out a plan to end all social distancing by November. But, as I say in The Times this morning, the mood in government has become much more pessimistic in the last ...
Suspected Covid-19 carrier leaves Hong Kong home, sparking police hunt
The woman left her home in Ho Man Tin on Thursday night and returned on her own around 2am on Friday.
Coronavirus latest: UK puts brakes on easing curbs; US pledges billions for vaccine
Dr Anthony Fauci’s testimony comes at a time when early progress on combating the virus seems to have been lost and uncertainty clouds the US’ path forward.
Hong Kong needs citywide coronavirus testing, China’s ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan says
Dine-in ban ‘crucial’ to contain third wave but compulsory tests across the population also needed. Respiratory disease expert calls for more exchange between the city and mainland, which will always help ‘without hesitation’
England had highest excess deaths in Europe in first half of 2020, new report reveals
New official UK data shows that England suffered the highest excess mortality rates of any country in Europe during the first six months of the year, as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc around the world.
Scientists uncover why coronavirus makes patients lose sense of smell and taste
Researchers say virus does not attack neurons, as originally thought, meaning sensory damage is not likely to be permanent. Symptom at least 20 times more likely to predict positive test than signs like fever and cough
Covid-19 vaccine success to hinge on global immunisation programme
Most of the world’s people need to be inoculated to achieve ‘herd immunity’ to significantly slow or stop transmission, experts say. ‘Worst case scenario is vaccine nationalism, where countries take a me first or me only attitude,’ healt...
The Husband Is A Top Public Health Official. The Wife Does Lobbying. She Deleted A Tweet That Showed Them Together At A Public Event.
Emily Hargan was paid almost $50,000 to lobby on behalf of three medical companies. HHS says she is no longer lobbying the department.
Cuomo: White House can't contain the virus within its own walls
Chris Cuomo says people cannot solely rely on the Trump administration's leadership to get through the coronavirus pandemic.
Ex-Supreme Court judge says UK must learn to live alongside Covid-19
Lord Jonathan Sumption, who is also a medieval historian, wrote an article in which he said: 'Our ancestors lived with far worse epidemic diseases without rushing to put their heads in a bag'. Lord Sumption believes that Sweden's approac...
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