From today, everyone in England is being urged to take two rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests a week, to help keep track of the virus. Only people in England will be able to get the tests, with devolved governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales making their own decisions on mass-testing. Sky News looks at how the frequent testing will work. What are lateral flow tests? The government wants lateral flow tests to be used to identify asymptomatic people, as one in three people with COVID-19 has no symptoms. Advertisement They use similar technology to a pregnancy test and can produce a result within about 30 minutes. Lateral flow tests are a type of antigen testing. They look for antigens - proteins on the surface of the virus to detect if a person has COVID-19 . More on Covid-19 COVID-19: Last two rounds of Premier League fixtures only open to home fans COVID-19: Depression in adults has more than doubled since … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How do lateral flow tests work and how will England’s twice-weekly programme be operating?
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A MUM has gone viral after sharing her teething hack online, with an alarming number of parents wanting to try it themselves at home. But experts warn against the unsafe idea and say it's a potential choking hazard, and urge parents not to try it with their young kids. The TikTok user uses a yoghurt pouch to create small, frozen drops that her baby can suck on, and says that the cold temperature will help sooth aching gums. But the size of the drops is what's concerning as they can easily become lodged in your little one's airways - so it's been advised not to try it at home. According to the Raising Children network in Australia, anything smaller than a D-size battery should be kept well out of reach of young children, Kidspot reports - and similar advice is given here in the UK. Dr Richard Daniels, NHS Paediatric Registrar and clinical adviser for the paediatric health app Juno Health says "we'd advise not to risk it" and explained the potential harm it could … [Read more...] about Mum’s teething hack for her baby goes viral – but experts warn parents NOT to try as it’s a choking hazard
AFTER the gloriously farcical botched non-launch of the European Super League, I was miserably certain the idea would be back to haunt us sooner rather than later. I’m not so sure now. It’s the Manchester United fans behind Sunday’s rumpus at Old Trafford who have given me pause for thought. Maybe, just maybe, we fans won’t let corporations do as they please with our clubs any more. I’m not condoning the kind of public disorder we saw on Sunday and, in any case, there’s a limit to what sheer naughtiness can achieve. In the end, if the Glazers don’t want to sell, there is nothing anyone — least of all ordinary fans — can do to force them. That’s capitalism. Some will look upon Sunday’s protesters with pity, rather than any kind of admiration. The Glazers, for example, doubtless see the protesters as poor, naive souls who comically think they can change the natural order of things by standing on a football pitch with a can of lager in one hand and a flare in … [Read more...] about Manchester United fans kicking off at Old Trafford could be more than a match for the money men
SHE is known to her legions of fans as the body-confident former reality star who is not afraid to show some skin. But while her biggest challenge used to be choosing which slinky dress to wear to an Essex hotspot, these days Kate Ferdinand is instead learning to love her new post-baby body. The former Towie regular, who is married to ex-England footie star Rio, has candidly revealed how “overwhelmed” she was adjusting to her figure following the birth of their son Cree shortly before Christmas . Kate, 29, won huge praise from her fans when just 11 days after Cree’s birth she shared a warts-and-all picture with the tot on Instagram . Wearing a pair of less-than-glamorous big black pants she also talked about how difficult she was finding being a new mum. And in an exclusive interview from the family home in Kent, Kate says she felt she had to speak out. She also admits it is “crazy” looking back on her days on ITVBe reality show The Only Way Is Essex, which … [Read more...] about Kate Ferdinand says she felt ‘abnormal’ and struggled with her postpartum body following the birth of her baby son Cree
Jamie Dimon has spoken. The chief executive of JP Morgan Chase, one of Wall Street's most influential figures, told employees of America's biggest bank earlier this week that he expects to see them back in the office by early July. He reinforced that yesterday by saying he will no longer hold meetings via Zoom. Mr Dimon, who was speaking at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Summit, has been back in the office since June last year. He told the Journal's editor-in-chief, Matt Murray, there was now a need for his employees to return to work. Advertisement He added: "The American public knows 100 million people go to work every day, 65,000 people go to our branches every day. "Firemen, police, sanitation, hospitals, retail, pharmacies, banks, groceries - it's 40 million of them that go to work. More from Business Peloton recalls treadmills after injuries and child death Liberty Steel appoints team to accelerate shake-up at troubled … [Read more...] about Wall Street bankers ordered back to their desks – as the City mulls hybrid future