British holidaymakers in Spain are at risk from deadly ‘West Nile’ virus

British holidaymakers in Spain are at risk from deadly ‘West Nile’ virus spread by mosquitos, experts say as outbreak kills two in Seville and puts eight in intensive care Outbreak of West Nile virus claimed the lives of two people in Seville, Spain Virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, also put eight in hospital intensive … Read more

How councils are closing roads but creating cycle lanes all under guise of saving us from virus 

Roads narrowed so that pavements can be widened. Streets reduced from two lanes to one. Extra cycle lanes. Town-centre parking spaces suspended. Major diversions. Under the guise of protecting us from Covid, councils all across the country have introduced a host of tough restrictions on motorists. Of course, everything necessary must be done to prevent … Read more

Airbnb bans house parties worldwide, citing virus mandates

Airbnb is banning house parties worldwide as it tries to clean up its reputation and comply with coronavirus-related limits on gatherings. The San Francisco home sharing company will limit occupancy in its rental homes to 16 people. It may offer exceptions for boutique hotels or other event venues.  Airbnb has always prohibited unauthorized parties, and … Read more

Husband, 90, dies of covid after visiting his dying wife who was stricken with the virus

A doting husband has died from COVID-19 less than three weeks after he visited his wife of 30 years in the hospital one last time before she succumbed to the virus.  Sam Reck, 90, passed away on August 1 at Florida‘s Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center – in the same room where his wife JoAnn … Read more

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients shed as much of the virus as those with symptoms

COVID-19 patients with and without symptoms are equally contagious: Asymptomatic people have just as much virus in their noses, mouths and lungs as those who cough and run fevers, study finds Researchers looked at 303 patients isolated at a treatment center in Cheonan, South Korea The viral loads of asymptomatic coronavirus patients were very similar to … Read more

Fitness instructor is learning to walk again after catching deadly virus in Vietnam

Fitness instructor is learning how to walk again after being given a five per cent chance of survival when catching deadly virus in Vietnam Mekala Osborne, 22, is learning how to walk again after contracting a virus  Mekala contracted a forest virus while visiting Vietnam in September last year  She was critically ill with pneumonia … Read more

Travel stocks face new virus peril – but you could snap up a cheap survivor from jaws of disaster

When it comes to the travel industry, it feels like everything’s a gamble – from booking a holiday in what might be the next quarantine hotspot to investing in an airline that may or may not go bankrupt at any moment. If you’re willing to take a chance on booking a two-week break in Alicante, … Read more