Tag Archives: COVID19

Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A health worker checks the patients queue during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign with AstraZeneca vaccine in Santander, Spain. Celestino Arce/NurPhoto via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5pm on… Read More »

NIRVANA Test Rapidly Identifies and Sequences COVID-19 Viral Variants

Researchers at the Salk Institute in California, working with outside collaborators, have developed a COVID-19 test that can rapidly identify and sequence the causative virus, helping to track new variants. The test, called “nanopore sequencing of isothermal rapid viral amplification for near real-time analysis,” (NIRVANA), can also simultaneously test for other viruses, such as influenza,… Read More »

Covid-19 UK: Number of Brits getting coronavirus each day drops AGAIN by 18% in a week

Britain’s daily Covid cases drop by a quarter in a week to 4,802 while deaths fall by 42% to 101 – but SAGE ‘fears third wave battering Europe could spread to the UK’ and England’s R rate rises for first time since December to 0.9 No10’s scientific advisory panel SAGE claimed England’s overall reproduction rate… Read More »

Before and after COVID-19: How the world has changed in a year, in 37 photos

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada This month marks the one year anniversary of Canada swiftly moving into lockdown after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic Author of the article: National Post Staff, The Canadian Press Article content On March 8, Canada recorded its first death from COVID-19, and just a… Read More »