Public Health England (PHE) data suggests Covid-19 cases are surging among the over-50s, as senior officials last night warned of ‘worrying’ signs for high-risk groups. Last week, infections rose by 92 per cent among people in their 50s, 72 per cent among those in their 60s, and 44 per cent among those in their 80s and older.
Mental health experts have for years emphasized that sensitivity is needed when it comes to exploring topics such as mental illness, addiction, suicide and sexual assault in media. The efforts at ViacomCBS arrive as TV creators are increasingly grappling with how to responsibly address those issues in on-screen narratives and how to support viewers who […]
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On Friday morning, India’s total tally of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases was at 4,566,726 although 3,542,663 people have recovered and 76,336 have died due to the virus, as per the latest update by the Health Ministry. The recovery rate for India has surged to 77.6% and case fatality rate has declined to 1.67%. Worldwide, the […]
1:07 p.m. Poll offers window on distrust regarding pandemic: The public’s trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Anthony Fauci, has dropped steeply since April, especially among Republicans, a new poll, from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds. The poll finds nearly half of adults hold at least one misconception about […]
It is likely that tests now pick up on a greater proportion of the true number of cases in the community, whereas it only found the most seriously ill during the peak of the crisis. For this reason, the raw numbers of cases cannot be compared like-for-like, because there are now fewer ‘hidden’ infections.
Dr. V.K. Paul heads a government task force on vaccines and called the partnership a “win-win for India and the world.” He says Tuesday that Russia had asked for assistance to conduct more research, including Phase 3 clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in India.
The vice-like grip of the virus on our freedoms, the way it has made us feel guilty for craving the most basic human interactions: a glass of wine with a friend, a trip to the shops — once normal pastimes, now viewed with the same horror as a Cardinal stumbling across a pagan orgy in […]
A number of restrictions on people’s lives have been lifted during the summer, allowing those of working age and younger to work and socialise in pubs, parks and summer barbeques, but groups of more than six won’t be able to mingle from Monday. Case rates in young people are higher in the north-west of England. There […]
The PM told the House of Commons the ‘rule of six’ on how many people can socialise will become ‘familiar to the country’, signalling that the situation is unlikely to ease any time soon – a major setback for his ambition to get back to normal by Christmas.