And in practice, the first assumption falls apart. According to one study in China, 80% of coronavirus transmissions occurred at home, where multi-generational living complicates attempts at shielding. Elderly people living with family members under one roof are especially at risk as countries move to reopen their economies. This risk shouldn’t be understated. In the US, 13 million Americans over 65 live in multigenerational households. Some don’t have the space for their own room. For this group, shielding isn’t really an option. … [Read more...] about The problem with ‘shielding’ people from coronavirus? It’s almost impossible
The White House sought support from business leaders and lawmakers ahead of unveiling its new guidelines, and Trump spoke earlier on Thursday with congressional lawmakers in both parties. The White House also announced a set of senators who would participate on the president’s “Task Force to Reopen America”. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump defers to governors in guidelines for reopening US amid pandemic
'Key measures including seating arrangements and building access points are being very carefully planned as we phase people carefully and gradually back into the office over time. Business managers are working through this plan methodically with supervisors and internal partners. … [Read more...] about Will the City of London EVER go back to the office? Major banks continue working from home with no concrete plans to return despite lockdown easing
'Surgisphere [the company that manages the database of patients used to inform the study] have since stated this was an error of classification of one hospital from Asia. This indicates the need for further error checking throughout the database.' … [Read more...] about More than 120 top scientists criticise a series of FLAWS in study that found Trump-backed hydroxychloroquine drug raised the risk of death to Covid-19 patients and halted global trials
Teach your daughter to be brave, to take chances and realise that she might fail, to reach high towards the stars which confound us with their beauty and strangeness, to believe in herself and also in things beyond herself, to be playful, to create — and to jump for joy at the miracle of being alive. … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: Can I stop my nasty wife ruling every part of my life?