However, the same phenomenon was not observed in Denmark and Norway, countries with lower community transmission than Germany, the study found. The picture is further complicated by research that found that children under five with mild to moderate Covid-19 have a much higher viral load. … [Read more...] about Do teenagers spread coronavirus more than young children?
England as a whole has remained the same at 0.8 to 1.0, but the R rose in Scotland (0.6 and 1.0), Wales (0.7 and 1.0), Northern Ireland (0.8 and 1.8), London (0.8 and 1.1), the North East and Yorkshire (0.8 and 1.0), and in the Midlands (0.8 and 1.0). The East of England is the only region in the entire UK where scientists can say with certainty that the R is below one. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces £300million funding for NHS hospitals to adapt to Covid-19 rules in preparation for winter as he pleads with Britons NOT to avoid A&E departments
The coronavirus pandemic already threatens the continued flow of Chinese students to the UK, with possibly ruinous consequences for some top universities. But if relations between the UK and China worsen, China could order a boycott of higher education in the UK, as it has already done in Taiwan and threatened in Australia. The Tories, who like to think of themselves as the guardians of national security and independence, could find their marketisation policies blowing up in their faces. … [Read more...] about Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China?
Wiltshire says schools will still be able to employ self-employed music teachers directly, with a new “music hub” taking the lead in overseeing provision. But the service’s supporters argue that provision will decline, with the move especially hard on lower- and middle-income families and rural schools. We do wonder if the same level of service can be provided under the new regime. … [Read more...] about Factcheck: Tory manifesto claims on schools don’t add up
Paul McKinlay, head of major component told BBC Wales: "If we didn't act, the viability and future of Airbus would be at stake. It's set at the right level, we believe, for when - we really hope - that recovery starts to come in two to three years, that we're ready for that brighter future." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: 1,730 Airbus jobs to go at Broughton and Filton