Angela Merkel blames German ‘perfectionism’ for virus chaos

Angela Merkel has blamed German ‘perfectionism’ for the country’s current coronavirus chaos with vaccine doses going unused and patchy lockdown rules failing to rein in the third wave.  The long-serving chancellor called for more ‘flexibility’ as she acknowledged flaws in a bureaucratic vaccine roll-out which has seen only 10 per cent of the population get … Read more

Fewer than 1% of healthcare workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 test positive for the virus

Coronavirus cases among healthcare workers declined dramatically after staff got their first vaccine dose, two new studies have found. In one study of employees at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2.6 percent of all workers who were unvaccinated tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 1.82 percent of those given their first shot, a … Read more

Michelle Mone, 49, reveals she has been battling the ‘very scary’ virus for the past two weeks

‘I am a fit person, but Covid floored me’: Michelle Mone, 49, reveals she has been battling the ‘very scary’ virus for the past two weeks The Ultimo bra boss lives on the Isle Of Man – which had come out of lockdown on February 1st with no reports of COVID-19 for seventeen consecutive days … Read more

Preliminary data shows virus claimed the lives of 41 hospital patients

UK Covid deaths fall again: Preliminary data shows virus claimed the lives of 41 hospital patients in last 24 hours – including healthy 37-year-old 35 people died in hospitals in England alone, while 6 people died in Wales 41 hospital deaths in England and Wales is down from 61 reported last Sunday  Scotland reported no … Read more

Covid UK: How ‘Oracle’ scientist battled virus himself before launching symptom-tracking app

The scientist whose Covid-tracking app established that loss of smell is a key symptom has said that 80 per cent of people who enter intensive care units with coronavirus are obese and are more likely to die. King’s College London epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector, 62, said he suffered very mild Covid while he was developing … Read more

Trump’s ‘Chinese virus’ tweet led to a rise of anti-Asian hashtags, study finds

Donald Trump‘s tweet in March 2020 that referred to coronavirus as the ‘Chinese virus’ led to a rise of anti-Asian hashtags on Twitter, a new study reveals.  US researchers examined nearly 700,000 tweets containing nearly 1.3 million hashtags, the week before and after the president’s tweet on March 16, 2020. They wanted to see whether his … Read more

Fewer than 1% of people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are reinfected with the virus

The majority of people who test positive for COVID-19 are protected from being reinfected with the virus for at least six months, a new study suggests. Researchers found that fewer than one percent of people in Denmark in 2020 caught coronavirus twice. In addition, those who were aged 65 or older were 46 percent more … Read more

Virtual Bluetooth virus spreads between SMARTPHONES to learn more about disease spread

A virtual Bluetooth virus spread between SMARTPHONES ‘could help us track Covid-19 more accurately’, study claims The technology — called ‘Safe Blues’ — provides an accurate model of Covid-19 It allows for real-time monitoring of an epidemic unlike epidemiological data   Android users run the app in the background of their phone and it works anonymously using … Read more

Covid: Vaccinated are 30% less likely to pass on virus after first dose, study suggests

Vaccinated people are 30 per cent less likely to pass on Covid after their first dose and less than half as likely to after two doses, a study has suggested.  A study of 300,000 NHS staff in Scotland found it became significantly less likely that someone living with a health worker would test positive if … Read more

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine prevents 96% of infections against original strain of the virus

BREAKING NEWS: Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine prevents 96% of infections against original strain of the virus including 86.3% of UK ‘super-covid’ cases – but is only 55.4% effective against the South Africa variant Novavax’s vaccine uses synthesized pieces of the surface protein that the coronavirus uses to invade human cells and spurs antibody production In a … Read more