Health and care workers, who are often from minority ethnic populations, should have access to necessary protective personal equipment (PPE), Dr Katikireddi and his authors stress – especially as recent research reveals they are more likely to have trouble accessing it. … [Read more...] about Black people in England are 3.4 times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 than people from white British backgrounds, study shows
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After removal they were first placed in 'passive storage' - this meant being kept in sealed polyethylene bags for small objects including wooden parts, leather and textiles to preserve their moisture while larger pieces were put in unsealed water tanks. … [Read more...] about King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose gets a £25,000 cash injection from Historic England to stop the iconic warship from falling into disrepair as income from visitors dries up during lockdown
‘They are never right with numbers but we definitely didn’t see 14 coming,’ she said yesterday. She had to bottle feed some of the pups through the night for the first three weeks as their mother could not provide milk for them all. Their father, six-year-old Scooby, is golden and six of the puppies share his colour while eight are black. Seven are male and seven female. … [Read more...] about Labradorable! Giant litter of 14 black and gold puppies is thought to be England’s largest set of Labrador siblings yet
“We are not entirely sure what the effect of relaxing the social measures will be, and so we need to have that safety net of the test, trace and isolate system. And, as we know, it’s not yet fully operational, so I think that is where the risk lies. … [Read more...] about England ‘risks Covid-19 surge’ without test-and-trace safety net
South Korea has monitored credit card transactions, CCTV footage and mobile phone locations Singapore has used police investigations and detective work to piece together where people have been Norway has seen only one in five people actively use its contact tracing app. Privacy concerns were raised, with users' data stored on a central database Austria was the first country to roll out a decentralised app. Operated by the Red Cross, users have the option of manually controlling when matches take place Iceland saw 40% of the population download its app - one of the highest rates anywhere - but says manual tracing has proved just as important LOCKDOWN UPDATE: What's changing, where? EXERCISE: What are the guidelines on getting out? THE R NUMBER: What it means and why it matters AIR TRAVELLERS: The new quarantine rules LOOK-UP TOOL: How many cases in your area? … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How will contact tracing work in England?