Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor of cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said of the study: “It’s the best we’ve got. Children get the virus at all sorts of ages. Because people haven’t been at school, there’s no real epidemiological evidence for whether it’s a problem or not.” … [Read more...] about Do teenagers spread coronavirus more than young children?
'The money is welcome but how do we think we can actually implement what would be building works in existing units whilst remaining safe and efficient - all before any rise in either Covid or non-Covid patients which, if like last winter, may start before the end of October?' he said. … [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
From London to Bristol, Newcastle to Cardiff - where a temporary triage centre was set up in the city centre - party-goers were left worse for wear as they slumped to the ground after one tipple too many. … [Read more...] about ‘Mad Friday’ video shows town centre carnage with boozy revellers in shopping trolleys and trails of blood
Fifty years after the Warwick scandal, it’s not lefty students but Tory MPs and thinktanks and rightwing papers such as the Telegraph – always eager to find reds under the bed – who warn of the dangers of UK universities’ links to China. Their focus is on security and censorship risks and they quote evidence of Chinese pressure to prevent sensitive subjects such as Taiwan, Tibet, the Uighur Muslims, Tiananmen Square and civil rights in Hong Kong being discussed on UK campuses. … [Read more...] about Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China?
The letter points out that all secondary schools in South Bristol, which has some of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods, are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. “We are proud of our schools, our young people, our staff and our governors,” they write. “We would expect a candidate for our MP to be proud, too, and challenge other people who may have misconceptions.” One headteacher said there was no shortage of school places locally, so a free school would not be a good use of money. … [Read more...] about Factcheck: Tory manifesto claims on schools don’t add up