Coronavirus: Tory MPs call for more evidence on ‘appalling’ Covid tiers plan

Publishedduration1 hour agomedia captionBoris Johnson addresses criticism of “tough” tiers planBoris Johnson has defended his decision to place 55 million people in England into the two highest tiers of Covid restrictions, arguing the country needs “simplicity and clarity”.The PM said measures due to come in when lockdown ends on Wednesday were more “relaxed” but would…Continue Reading

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Health officials on Thanksgiving report 12,022 new confirmed and probable cases and 131 more deaths

The state of Illinois’ plan for distributing a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available puts front-line health care workers first in line to be inoculated, but shifting projections on how many initial doses the state is likely to receive and other factors make it uncertain exactly how that plan will roll out. The state in…Continue Reading

UK daily coronavirus testing capacity to double with two new “megalabs” in 2021

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailThe UK’s daily coronavirus testing capacity is set to more…Continue Reading

Scientist behind coronavirus vaccine insists it has ‘no serious side effects’

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailOne of the scientists behind the breakthrough coronavirus vaccine has…Continue Reading

Coronavirus latest: England’s biggest cities bar London and Liverpool to go under toughest restrictions

Load new posts Updated at 11/26/2020, 1:59:08 PM BST Harriet Clarfelt European consumers coped with the gloom of this year’s first wave of lockdowns by spending more on alcohol and sugary snacks, fuelling a “spending boom” according to fresh data from research firm IRI. People stuck at home across the continent spent €2.2bn more on…Continue Reading

Coronavirus UK news – live: Tiers for England to be announced as daily deaths near 700

Matt Hancock will announce later this morning which tier each local authority in England will fall under after the end of the national lockdown on 2 December.The health secretary will make the announcement in parliament following the government’s Covid-19 “winter plan” which was outlined earlier this week.Each area will be placed into one of three…Continue Reading

$10,000 coronavirus masks offer big-ticket protection

Updated Nov. 25, 2020, 2:46 PM UTCThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finalizing plans to shorten the recommended length of quarantine for those exposed to Covid-19.Meanwhile, doctors are facing daunting decisions around which patients should be first in line for the two authorized Covid-19 antibody treatments that may help keep high-risk patients out of…Continue Reading

Covid 19 coronavirus: China’s claims of virus on frozen foods stoke controversy

World25 Nov, 2020 02:10 AM4 minutes to readNew Zealand beef products with QR-codes linked to their coronavirus test results at a supermarket in Beijing on November 24. Photo / APChina has stirred controversy with claims it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food.Frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company was banned for…Continue Reading

Coronavirus latest: Tullow to focus on African assets as oil prices recover

Load new posts Updated at 11/24/2020, 4:07:30 PM BST Valentina Romei Large minorities in “frugal” EU countries are concerned about the misuse of the bloc’s €750bn pandemic recovery fund, in a sign of a fresh source of public anxiety about its centrepiece economic response to coronavirus. The EU sealed a deal on the recovery fund…Continue Reading

Coronavirus: ‘Inadequate’ stockpiles forced Health Department to pay extra £10bn for PPE, report finds

“Inadequate” stockpiles of personal protective equipment forced the government to pay £10bn over the odds for items such as face-masks, gowns and gloves in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, a spending watchdog has found.The worldwide scramble for PPE sent prices soaring by more than 1,000 per cent in some cases, and saw Matt…Continue Reading

New Orleans Chef On How New Coronavirus Surge Is Affecting Her Business

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly checks back in with Kelly Fields, owner of New Orleans restaurant Willa Jean, to discuss how her business is doing amid new coronavirus outbreaks. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Brainstorm ideas for a business startup, and winter outdoor dining in Alaska might not top your list. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST) MATT…Continue Reading