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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A document shows behavioural experts warning: 'We strongly recommend monitoring and rapid research into adherence rates to all key behaviours and how to improve them, noting that based on DHSC tracker only around 50 per cent of people are currently reporting self-isolating for at least seven days when symptomatic with cough or fever.' … [Read more...] about The SAGE files: Local lockdowns may prompt attacks on the police, hairdressers could be Covid-19 hotspots and strict social distancing measures cannot go away until the coronavirus can be wiped out
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Tourism in Germany comes to a halt The coronavirus crisis is impacting travelers and the tourism industry with full force. Several tour operators, including TUI, has cancelled trips, and some airlines are shutting down. Germany's federal and state governments decided that overnight stays should only be used for "necessary and explicitly not for touristic purposes". Germans are to "no longer take holiday trips at home and abroad". … [Read more...] about My Europe: The coronavirus time machine
Coronavirus: Where the state wants control over airlines The worst in the pack? Of the government-owned airlines, the Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have often raised eyebrows among rivals in many parts of the world. The latter have said the airlines in question aren't really playing fair, saying their business model is to crowd out competing airlines at any (state) cost. Before the pandemic, the three carriers had grown disproportionately for years. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Angela Merkel says Germany has ‘passed’ COVID-19 test so far
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