Doubling Michigan’s vaccine supply could prevent 1,200 deaths, model suggests

Biden administration officials are refusing to boost the vaccine supply sent to Michigan, which is now in a vicious fourth wave of coronavirus infections and deaths.  Doubling the number of doses sent to the Great Lakes state weekly could prevent up to 1,200 COVID-19 deaths, one University of California, Berkeley model suggests. But when asked … Read more

Vietnamese man, 18, faces extradition to Belgium over Essex lorry migrant deaths

Vietnamese teenager, 18, accused of being key ‘organiser’ in people smuggling ring that saw 39 migrants suffocate in Essex lorry trailer loses appeal against extradition to Belgium on charges of running a ‘safe house’ Ngo Sy Tai, 18, lost an appeal against extradition to face charges in Belgium  He is accused of being an organiser … Read more

Deaths are falling quickest in over-80s in England and Wales, ONS statistics show

Over-80s Covid deaths have fallen by more than 90 per cent since the peak of the second wave in England and Wales, official figures revealed today in another promising sign the vaccines roll-out is beating the virus. Office for National Statistics data showed 379 fatalities were linked to the virus in this age group in … Read more

Covid vaccines are ‘breaking the link’ between cases and deaths

Coronavirus cases have more than halved in a month and fallen in every age group a major surveillance study revealed last night – as experts said reopening schools has had little impact on the epidemic. Imperial College London epidemiologists estimated 0.2 per cent of England’s population, or one in 500, were infected between March 11 … Read more

US overdose deaths in 2020 likely topped 90,000 

Overdose deaths likely claimed the lives of nearly 90,000 Americans left isolated and broke amid the pandemic, new data suggests.  Between September 2019 and August 2020, there were 88,295 ‘predicted’ overdose deaths – a rough estimate based on early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  That’s a record-high for that period, … Read more

Britain’s daily Covid deaths fall by two-thirds in a week – while cases plunge by 40%

Britain’s daily coronavirus deaths have fallen by two-thirds in a week while cases have plunged by another 40 per cent, official figures revealed today. Department of Health bosses recorded another 2,379 positive Covid tests, with the rolling seven-day average for infections now at the lowest levels since mid-September. And 20 victims were added to the … Read more

US Covid deaths fall to their lowest level since OCTOBER but daily cases increase to 80,00

New cases of coronavirus in the U.S. rose for the third week in a row even as vaccinations continue to ramp up across the country.  Infections rose five percent to more than 450,000 last week, according to a analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. On Monday, health officials recorded 79,075 – the fourth … Read more

Covid deaths fall to lowest in SIX months as UK records 10 fatalities and 3,423 new infections 

Covid deaths fall to lowest in SIX months as UK records 10 fatalities and another 3,423 new infections Covid deaths have fallen to lowest numbers in six months, with 10 fatalities  As of 9am today there had been a further 3,423 lab-confirmed cases in the UK The total number of confirmed cases in the UK … Read more

Average daily Covid deaths in the US fall below 1,000 for the first time in nearly five MONTHS

The seven-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 deaths fell below 1,000 for the first time in nearly five months on Wednesday, a analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows.  It comes after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr Rochelle Walensky said Monday she was ‘scared’ and had ‘a feeling of impending … Read more