“Tobacco is also a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes which put people with these conditions at higher risk for developing severe illness when affected by COVID-19. … [Read more...] about WHO dismisses claims that ‘smoking reduces risk of COVID-19’ and urges smokers to quit
But while it is known that the coronavirus uses ACE2 to break into cells, there is as yet no proven link between higher expression of the genes and the severity of COVID-19 infection, Dr Faiz said. … [Read more...] about Smoking, vaping and second-hand smoke may increase Covid-19 risk, studies warn
Amazon, which has a market value of $1.6tn (£1.2tn) and whose largest shareholder is its founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, said it was investing “hundreds of millions of dollars” in its own coronavirus testing programme. It plans to conduct 50,000 tests a day across 650 sites by November. … [Read more...] about Almost 20,000 Amazon workers in US test positive for Covid-19
No mixing of households indoors, whether at home or other indoor settings No socialising in a group of more than six people outside, including gardens and public spaces Restaurants and pubs that can operate as restaurants are allowed to stay open, but they can only serve booze with substantial meals Hospitality venues must close at 11pm, with last orders at 10pm. However, they can continue to offer delivery, click and collect or drive-thru after this time Entertainment venues such as casinos and cinemas can open Outdoor and indoor events are permitted, but limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors Places of worship remain open Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue Organised indoor sport and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with other households … [Read more...] about Are shops, gyms, hairdressers and cafes open in Tier 2?
And despite reassurances last year from Lady Green, there are still concerns about Arcadia’s pension fund deficit of some £300million, given the history with BHS. But it is not just his business affairs that have come to grief — Sir Philip has had trouble in his personal life, too. … [Read more...] about Sir Philip Green lounges on his superyacht off Monaco this week as his high street fashion empire Arcadia hit the rocks… now, it’s revealed he is already ditching his billionaire baubles but is he sunk for good?