Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month – but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show. In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government’s test-and-trace programme. That is nearly three times as many as in the previous… Read More »

WHO says 2 million coronavirus deaths is ‘not impossible’ as world approaches 1 million

As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, the World Health Organization said Friday that it’s “not impossible” that number could double if countries don’t uniformly work to suppress the virus’ spread. “It’s certainly unimaginable, but it’s not impossible, because if we look at losing 1 million people in nine months… Read More »

Should front-line medical workers get the coronavirus vaccine first? Not necessarily

Health workers treating patients with the coronavirus may be at the top of the line to get a vaccine once one is approved. But that’s not necessarily the obvious move.  The National Vaccine Advisory Committee met Wednesday for the first of a two-day public meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine developments and a distribution plan… Read More »

University of Missouri expels two students, suspends three for violating coronavirus rules

University of Missouri, Columbia Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images The University of Missouri has expelled two students and suspended three for “willful and knowing actions” that violated the school’s coronavirus rules, threatening campus safety, according to an  official. Bill Stackman, the university’s vice chancellor for student affairs, said in a letter to students and staff Tuesday that… Read More »

Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned. NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members. It comes… Read More »