'Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses). … [Read more...] about Thousands of Britons face mass coronavirus testing at GPs – as ‘worst-case’ Government report warns 500,000 may die in UK amid ‘explosion’ of infections across Europe
Even if a recession does not materialise in the near term, Trump’s approach to trade may herald the end of the era when steadily rising international trade (as a share of GDP) buttressed global peace and prosperity. Instead, the US and China may continue on the path toward economic decoupling, within the context of a broader process of de-globalisation. Covid-19 did not place the world’s two largest economies on this path but it could well hasten their journey along it. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus trigger a global recession?
She said possible reasons for the differences between men and women could be smoking, a variation of hospital treatment and hormonal differences which could impact males’ immune system response. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is killing more men – with hand washing and smoking to blame
The new advice reads: 'The FCO advises against all but essential travel to 10 small towns in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d'Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano, and one in Veneto: Vo' Euganeo which have been isolated by the Italian authorities due to an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus.' … [Read more...] about Chaos and confusion over coronavirus in UK schools: Government’s mixed advice leaves heads telling staff and pupils to stay home while others insist children come in unless they have ‘flu-like symptoms’