A source told The Sun: "There have been meetings with officials but they’re clear that, as far as they are concerned, there is a serious risk in the area, especially where large numbers are gathered — and this is a huge set." … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise ‘flees Italy over coronavirus fears’ on Mission Impossible film set
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As it turns out, this virus is a time machine. But we shouldn't forget that the past is never innocent — at any time, a political Frankenstein could emerge promising us a new world made up of our nostalgia for yesterday, vowing to make us happy once again. Ideologies once looked to the future for legitimacy; now, more and more, they are relying on the past. It's the easiest path to legitimacy, like signing a blank check. … [Read more...] about My Europe: The coronavirus time machine
How do asymptomatic people spread the virus? Infectious disease doctor Peter Collignon said speaking, shouting and singing were all ways someone with no symptoms could spread the virus. “Touching inside the nose and then touching surfaces is another way,” he said. There are many diseases where people can be asymptomatic. Influenza is one of them, typhoid another, as the now infamous case of “Typhoid Mary”, who despite showing no symptoms spread the disease to more than 500 people in the US, shows. … [Read more...] about Asymptomatic coronavirus: how common is it and can its spread be contained?
The Unesco world heritage site has experienced a 28% rise in tourism in the past two years, with the mayor, Dirk De Fauw, doubting the city’s ability to cope with mounting numbers of tourists. “We have to control the influx more if we don’t want Bruges to become a complete Disneyland here,” he says. … [Read more...] about Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?
New York has been hit hardest by coronavirus, and many experts now believe the virus was in New York City by January or February, but its spread was subtle, and didn't trigger noticeable increases in similar illnesses until early March, the CDC's graph shows … [Read more...] about Coronavirus was spreading ‘cryptically’ in the US by early February, CDC data reveals