Covid patient feared he ‘wouldn’t make it’ out of intensive care

Sorry, this video isn’t available any more. A Covid patient battling for his life on an intensive care ward has told how he feared he wouldn’t ‘make it through’ after falling ill over Christmas. There are currently 30,451 patients in hospital with the virus across the UK, with 2,645 of them requiring a ventilator, government…Continue Reading

How the different Covid vaccines will handle new variants of the virus

New more contagious variants of the coronavirus are being investigated in the United States, raising questions about whether the Covid vaccines currently in use will provide protection against mutations.There are multiple more contagious variants emerging around the globe, in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. In the U.S., variants from New York City and…Continue Reading

FDA: Online sale of COVID-19 test kits prohibited

MANILA, Philippines — The online sale of coronavirus disease test kits remains “strictly prohibited,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday as the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) urged the public to exercise “extraordinary diligence” in getting checked for infection. FDA director general Eric Domingo reiterated that online selling of FDA-certified test kits for COVID-19…Continue Reading

Famed Covid press conference sign language interpreter dies of the virus

A sign language interpreter who helped to keep deaf people informed during Covid press conferences has herself died of the virus. Patty Sakal, 62, from Hawaii, died on Friday after contracting coronavirus during a trip to see her family in California. She was a familiar face on TV in Hawaii for the islands’ coronavirus news…Continue Reading

Bishop who sold fake Covid ‘cures’ allowed to advertise on London buses

A pastor who is under investigation for selling oil and string as coronavirus ‘cures’ has been allowed to advertise on London buses.  Climate Wiseman, who identifies as a prophet, was exposed by Southwark News in April for selling coronavirus ‘protection’ kits, consisting of oil and red string, for £91. A post on the ministry’s website…Continue Reading

Doctor who lost family to Covid makes vaccine plea to BAME community

A frontline doctor who lost three members of her family during the pandemic has urged London’s black community to take up the vaccine. Dr Remi Odejinmi, who works for Barking, Redbridge and Havering NHS Trust, drew on her own loss as she made the appeal to the Black, Asian and minority ethnic [BAME] community. The…Continue Reading

Data suggests new COVID-19 variants may weaken vaccines, treatments

There’s new evidence that fast-spreading variants of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are more resistant to antibody treatments and vaccines. Researchers assessed variants first identified in South Africa, Britain and Brazil and found that they can evade antibodies that work well against the original version of the coronavirus that triggered the pandemic. This means that…Continue Reading