The team have genetically engineered a virus to look like the coronavirus - to have the same spike proteins on the outside - but be unable to cause any infection inside a person. This virus, weakened by genetic engineering, is a type of virus called an adenovirus, the same as those which cause common colds, that has been taken from chimpanzees. … [Read more...] about EU’s deal to buy AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 at a discount ‘will mean countries have to cover compensation costs if the jab causes negative side effects’
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In her private life, Barrett is reputed to be exceedingly friendly. Despite her crammed schedule, she finds the time to volunteer at her children's school. Her colleagues describe Barrett as a generous and hospitable, and church staff members rave about her way with people. "Not everyone with her level of education responds that way to people and she definitely did," said a director of youth ministry in South Bend, as quoted by the British daily The Guardian. … [Read more...] about Who is US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett?
00:00 Both US President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have landed in Cleveland, Ohio where the first presidential debate of the campaign is being held. Voters and political analysts alike will be watching closely to see how each candidate makes their case. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash in chaotic first debate
“Winter looks like being a slow burn rather than a rapid acceleration,” says Patel in regards to coronavirus admissions. “But, at the same time, non-Covid activity levels in the hospital have risen back to normal. We’ve got a backlog of elective care [referrals including for surgery] and the tertiary sector is asking us for mutual aid and specialised support. So we’ve got a quadruple-pronged assault on our services which we’re trying to manage.” … [Read more...] about ‘An operational tsunami’: preparing for a winter surge of Covid-19
The government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies said the programme needed to reach at least 80% of people within 48 hours to be effective. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 272,000 people had been reached by NHS test and trace in total, including 78% of people who had tested positive and 88% of their contacts where communication details were provided. … [Read more...] about Outsourcing firms miss 46% of Covid contacts in England’s worst-hit areas