‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

Responding to the DAUK’s evidence, Jon Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, said: “Throughout this crisis the failure of ministers to properly protect frontline NHS staff has been one of the most unforgivable mistakes. To leave hospital doctors and GPs exposed and struggling to get a test is another staggering failure. The testing fiasco need fixing […]

Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?

Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation.

Order inside NEET exam halls, but many parents flout norms

Among the aspirants was Ankit Mehra, 17, who had taken a roadways bus from Haryana’s Rohtak district to his centre in Mayur Vihar. “I took an auto from the bus stand to my exam centre. I was initially scared because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi, but I am satisfied with the […]

Punjab health department website catches virus in Covid time

The website crash comes at a time when the Punjab government is trying to counter rumours and misinformation about Covid-19 on social media. There have been rumours of organ smuggling of Covid-19 patients being spread on social media, resulting in people avoiding getting tested or hospitalised for Covid-19.

Biases Are Neither All Good nor All Bad

We see this play out a lot when it comes to product reviews on websites like Amazon. Based on one bad experience, individuals will conclude that a product is “the worst product they ever purchased” and that “other people shouldn’t waste their money.” While emotionally we can certainly appreciate the sentiment, logically the customer should […]

Duchess of Cornwall makes heartfelt appeal to public after charity visit

Camilla, who wore a plastic visor for parts of her public engagement, said of the charity: “From the minute I visited you, I just knew that there was something very special about these dogs and as we’ve seen today with COVID, how quickly they’re learning to sniff the scent.

How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research

the rise of “open access” journals the creation of online repositories for unpublished manuscripts Open access at its most fundamental simply means that nobody should have to pay to read the results of scientific studies. The general rationale is that if my tax dollars paid for the grant, I should be able to see the results […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

People, quite rightly, talk a lot about climate change. But it is now clear that man-made global warming is only one of a number of crises in play. A team of esteemed scientists led by Johan Rockstrom and Will Steffen have identified nine critical thresholds hard-wired into Earth’s environment: climate change, fertiliser use, land conversion, […]

Parliament proceedings | Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla asks members to remain seated while speaking

“This time the session is being held under extraordinary situation and we have made arrangements for safety of members… We have allotted seats to members based on the total strength of their party in the House. I would request members and ministers to follow the seating arrangements which has been made keeping in mind the […]

Gargling Marijuana?

The latest amazing data, announced, but not published: Particular strains of cannabis that are high in cannabidiol decrease cells’ expression of the gene for the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor that SARS-CoV-2 (the scientific shorthand describing the virus that causes COVID-19) uses to enter cells. Cannabis sativa, especially one high in the anti-inflammatory cannabinoid cannabidiol, […]