Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Sir Paul said the Francis Crick Institute had realised ‘two or three weeks ago’ that ‘testing of COVID-19 would be absolutely critical if the country was to successfully handle the crisis – particularly testing of NHS staff’.
Paul Nurse, chief executive of biomedical research centre the Francis Crick Institute, told the BBC Thursday that the government should summon “the Dunkirk spirit” and let ‘small ship’ labs start screening for the killer disease.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ramp up testing for coronavirus after his government faced criticism for being slower than some European peers to roll out mass checks for front-line health workers and the population. Britain initially took a much more restrained approach to the outbreak but changed tack after modelling showed a quarter […]
In his video message posted Friday morning, Mr Johnson confirmed his diagnosis: ‘Hi folks I want to bring you up to speed on something that is happening today which is that I have developed mild symptoms of coronavirus, that is to say a temperature and a persistent cough, and on the advice of the chief […]
Jonathan Van Tam, a deputy chief medical officer at Public Health England, told ITV’s Peston programme on Wednesday that testing was “a bit of a side issue”. He said: “What’s important is the social distancing, stopping people coming into contact, so that the rate of new cases slows.”
“But let’s be in no doubt, that if we can follow the programme that we’re currently set upon, if we can comply with the measures that we’ve embarked on together then I have absolutely no doubt that we will begin to start to push those numbers down, and we will turn the tide of the […]
“What we need to do is massively ramp up not just tests so that you can know whether you have had the disease in the past – so-called antibody tests – so that will enable you to go to work in the confidence that you can’t be infected or infectious,” Johnson said.
The Green party London Assembly member, Jenny Jones, said: “The mayor is right to target diesel vehicles as a major health hazard but we need action on them immediately, not 2020. Also, the ultra low emissions zone in central London is too small to have any significant impact on the majority of diesel vehicles in […]
New Jersey pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, America’s 37th-biggest company by revenue, on Monday announced it was working with the Washington, D.C.-based BARDA to identify the best coronavirus vaccine and then produce a billion doses at a cost of around $1 billion.
Just this week, the Texans also tried to put a salve on the defensive line that was hurt by D.J. Reader leaving as a free agent. They will try to fill at least part of that hole with former Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan. The Texans also have a big need on the back end […]