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

Sarah-Jane Marsh, the hospital boss who is NHS test and trace’s director of testing, offered a “heartfelt” apology for people being sent long distances away from home. “It’s our laboratory processing that is the critical pinch point. We are doing all we can to expand quickly,” she said.

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

Sweta Singh, 19, a resident of Lakshmi Nagar, said she had dropped a year to prepare for NEET. “I was getting very anxious because of the delay in the exam… I was waiting for this exam for the last 18 months, and am glad it’s finished now,” she said.

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.

How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research

It is often said that science is self-correcting.  Research is generally methodical and involves repetition, where the researcher does the same thing over and over again to make sure they get the same result each time, and replication, where other researchers try to reproduce your experiment to see if it holds up when performed by another […]

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.

Withings ScanWatch review: health-tracking watch with 30-day battery

The cover glass is made of sapphire, which is the scratch-resistant glass fitted to traditional Swiss watches. The body is stainless steel and weighs 83g, which gives it a feeling of quality alongside the solid-feeling crown on the right side that acts as a digital control for the smart functions. Even the fluoroelastomer (think silicone-rubber-like) […]

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 […]