'We calculated with an enormous amount of uncertainty that one per cent of those infected might die - with a fourfold margin of error in each direction. So a death rate of 0.25 per cent of cases would be similar to the 1957 and 1968 influenza pandemics while a four per cent rate would compare with the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic (with a death toll estimated at 40 million to 50 million). … [Read more...] about How does the coronavirus attack the human body? Scientists reveal the deadly illness kills off lung cells and can cause the immune system to go ‘haywire’
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The price of the project will be the €41m (£35m; $44m) in lost ticket fares, but that will be shouldered by the taxpayer. "Of course, just because I call it free transport doesn't mean nobody pays," said Mr Bausch, who is part of Luxembourg's green party, déi Gréng. … [Read more...] about Free transport in Luxembourg, but what’s the cost?
The World Health Organization’s director general has criticised the evacuation plans, according to China’s foreign ministry. “Tedros [Adhanom] said the WHO does not advocate for countries to evacuate their citizens from China, adding there was no need to overreact,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. “He said the WHO is confident in China’s ability to prevent and control the epidemic.” … [Read more...] about Hong Kong cuts China transport links as coronavirus toll mounts
A strikingly similar scenario appears to have killed off Heathrow’s ambitions again last week. While the airport believes the judgment only presents a small hurdle to clear, it cannot do so if the government declines to jump. For Boris Johnson, in whom those Churchillian qualities of decisive, bold leadership are daily more absent, the ruling is perfect cover. Instead of either embracing or challenging the ruling, the PM left it to his transport secretary to say that the government did not have a dog in this fight, and that Heathrow could appeal if it wanted to. … [Read more...] about A major climate victory over Heathrow was aided by apathy in Downing Street
The EU plans to publish its own proposals later this year to promote "affordable, accessible, healthier and cleaner [transport] alternatives" across the bloc. It's expected to include measures to improve access to public transport, technology to make transport systems more efficient and investment to encourage walking and cycling. … [Read more...] about How congested Brussels is planning for climate change