Covid-19 UK: Number of Britons getting tell-tale coronavirus symptoms has HALVED in a week

The number of Britons getting tell-tale Covid symptoms has more than halved in a week, as the UK continues to bounce back from the depths of the pandemic in winter. The Covid Symptom Study, run by ZOE and King’s College London, estimated there were around 1,924 people becoming ill every day from March 20 to April … Read more

Covid infections have more than halved in a month and dropped in EVERY age group

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

Hotel quarantine costs will be halved for thousands of foreign workers flown into Australia to work

Hotel quarantine costs will be HALVED for thousands of foreign workers flown in to work on farms with Australia’s borders closed to backpackers NSW Government is subsidising half of the quarantine costs to boost agriculture  It comes due to a shortage of overseas workers due to international travel bans Subsidy will reduce the cost of … Read more

Halle Berry’s child support payments to ex Gabriel Aubry have HALVED to $8k

Halle Berry has halved her support payments to ex Gabriel Aubry to $8,000 after renegotiating the terms of their custody agreement in court. The actress, 54, and the model, 44, who share 13-year-old daughter Nahla, began dating in 2006 and welcomed their child two years later.  The new terms come after Halle branded child support payments ‘extortion’ in … Read more

Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales have nearly HALVED in a fortnight to 2,000

Weekly Covid deaths have almost halved in a fortnight and dropped to their lowest levels since before the second wave took off in the autumn, official figures revealed today. Office for National Statistics (ONS) data showed 2,105 fatalities were linked to the virus in England and Wales over the seven days to March 5 — … Read more

Covid’s shocking impact on the NHS: Routine care halved as 4.6m patients languish on waiting lists

Covid’s shocking impact on the NHS: Routine care is halved and cancer surgery is at a 10-year low as 4.6m patients languish on waiting lists Cancer surgery plummeted to its lowest level in ten years – with operations to remove tumours down 23 per cent compared to the same time in 2020  Just 139,378 patients … Read more

Britain’s Covid R rate is still at lowest ever level and outbreak has HALVED in size in a fortnight

Britain’s coronavirus R rate is still at its lowest ever level and England’s outbreak has almost halved in a fortnight, official figures revealed today, but there are signs the speed of the decline may have started to slow.  The rate – which measures the spread of the virus – remains below the crucial level of one, Sage … Read more

‘Seismic noise’ halved during lockdown, study shows

Ground vibrations caused by traffic and industrial work halved globally during the coronavirus lockdown, a study shows. Social distancing, fewer cars on roads and drops in tourism and travel resulted in the ‘longest and most pronounced quiet period’ of seismic noise in recorded history.  Seismic noise refers to vibrations in the ground, caused by traffic or … Read more

Senior doctors call for gap between first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to be HALVED

Senior doctors have called for the gap between the first and second doses of Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine to be halved to six weeks.  The British Medical Association (BMA) has recommended to cut the waiting time, warning in a letter that the strategy is ‘difficult to justify’ and the UK is ‘internationally isolated’. It emerged on … Read more

Risk of dying from Covid-19 in British hospitals has HALVED since the peak of the crisis in spring

The risk of dying from Covid-19 in British hospitals has halved since the peak of the crisis in spring, according to research submitted to Number 10‘s scientists.  SAGE – the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies – heard how the mortality rate fell from 35 per cent in early April to 15 per cent by … Read more