‘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?

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

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

Expressing concern, a senior health department official from Jalandhar said: “The website should be in working mode as it provides important details and instructions for Covid-19 care. It is of public importance and technical issues should be addressed at the earliest.”

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

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 […]

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

“It would be difficult for you all, but because of COVID-19 and on the advice of experts, I have decided that I will allow members to remain seated while speaking in the House. I know members will have problem, but I have no other option,” Mr. Birla said.

Gargling Marijuana?

Of course, it would be wonderful if we could all gargle cannabis mouthwash to protect ourselves from COVID-19. But these experiments ― in cell models, not even animals — that do not directly test whether the cannabis strains prevent SARS-CoV-2 from infecting cells should not, and do not, allow us to even dream of something […]