But the realisation that asymptomatic people can spread an infection is not completely surprising. For starters, there is the famous early 20th century case of “Typhoid Mary”, a cook who infected 53 people in various households in the US with typhoid fever despite displaying no symptoms herself. In fact, all bacterial, viral and parasitic infections – ranging from malaria to HIV – have a certain proportion of asymptomatic carriers. Research has even shown that at any one time, all of us are infected with between eight and 12 viruses, without showing any symptoms. … [Read more...] about Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?
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Mark Bishop, Director of Customer and Cause at the Trust, said: "It was absolutely heartbreaking to have to cancel our Easter egg hunts this year and not be able to welcome the tens of thousands of people who we usually see. … [Read more...] about The National Trust asks for ideas on what to do with 38,000 Cadbury’s Easter eggs
Some of you said Jane should research family history and annotate the snaps — which is precisely what I suggested! My idea was to sort out the best ones, make notes and put the lot in an album — doing the same for her father’s war history. But what about the rest? … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: Can I stop my nasty wife ruling every part of my life?
Richard told Sky News on Saturday morning: “Nazanin telephoned the prosecutor’s office and no news, got told to call back again next week. Clearly there’s no decision so we’ll be back in touch again next week with the prosecutor’s office to see if there’s any news.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UK LIVE: Fears over second wave of Covid-19 deaths as lockdown measures set to ease and deaths hit 38,376
On April 2, the hospital rang to say he didn't have long left and I could come to see him. I raced there but can only have been in the room for 30 seconds before he passed away. I do hope he knows I was with him. Outside, I heard nurses crying. As a nurse myself, I know how much pressure there were under. To lose one patient on a ward is hard but Dad was the fourth in a very short time. It must have been awful for them. … [Read more...] about Yellow hearts to remember our loved ones: Grieving families say campaign set up in memory of a grandmother who died of COVID-19 reminds people their lost relatives are ‘more than a statistic’