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

Family doctors are disadvantaged in the search for tests because, unlike hospitals, GP surgeries do not have occupational departments, which could organise a test for them. A female GP in Gloucester had to self-isolate for six days before she could get a test for her child. Another family doctor, who was told to go to […]

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

Coronavirus: Anger over lack of PPE for nurse Gareth Roberts Coronavirus: 75 care homes in Wales with cases of coronavirus Coronavirus: Minister calls review after Cardiff test centre closure What happened to the targets?There was a target of testing 5,000 people a day by mid-April, rising to between 8-10.000 by May. But that was clearly […]

Order inside NEET exam halls, but many parents flout norms

Amit Sehgal, father of an 18-year-old aspirant, said, “My son was satisfied with the management inside the exam centre, but the crowd management outside was very poor. There was a sea of parents outside the centre in the evening, with no proper distancing maintained.”

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

So what can be done? The most important thing is to recognize that good science takes patience, and anecdotal evidence should not be taken as proof. Correlation is not the same as causation, and the recommendations and decisions made by groups such as the WHO, CDC, FDA, AMA and others regarding effective infection control measures and the […]

Biases Are Neither All Good nor All Bad

Some biases are hardwired into us from evolution, as I discussed in reference to error management theory. Other biases are learned through socialization (e.g., a tendency to accept the religious beliefs of one’s upbringing) or direct experience (e.g., being more accepting of medical advice from a doctor than an auto mechanic). Still other biases are […]

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.

Plans for fans to return for iconic Melbourne sports events

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Government officials are aiming to have crowds back at sports events in Melbourne in time for the Boxing Day cricket test between Australia and India in December and for the first tennis major of 2021 at the Australian Open.

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

The new rules are being introduced in a bid to prevent a second wave of the virus, but a poll by the BMA has found that almost 86% of doctors in England say they expect a second peak of coronavirus in the next six months. New cases are running at their highest rate since May. […]

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) […]