UK experts call for coronavirus inquiry to prevent deadly second wave | Politics

Leading medics and scientists have called on Boris Johnson to order a public inquiry to prepare Britain for a second wave of the coronavirus this winter, warning that many more will die unless the country improves its response. The 27 experts, of which more than half are professors in virology, public health, epidemiology and other […]

Recovering Covid-19 patients given devices to help dips in oxygen levels

Those recovering from Covid-19 are to be given devices which can help spot dips in their blood oxygen-levels while they recover at home. The NHS is trialling the use of oximeters, combined with an app, which will make it easier to spot whether people need to be re-admitted to hospital. The new oximeter service is being tested with more […]

Less than 10% of people in Britain are immune to coronavirus. There’s no room for mistakes | Rupert Beale | Opinion

The lockdown approach to combating Covid-19 has been undeniably effective. The surge in cases was stopped, the NHS was not overwhelmed, and many deaths were prevented. At the Francis Crick Institute, we could see the dramatic effect on cases, as we’ve been testing for Sars-CoV-2 to support our local hospitals. When we ran our first […]

Coronavirus: Kate Garraway opens up on husband’s battle with ‘evil virus’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKate Garraway gave an emotional interview to Good Morning Britain TV presenter Kate Garraway has said it is “a miracle” her husband is still alive after his “extraordinary battle” with the “evil” coronavirus. Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Garraway confirmed her partner Derek Draper was put […]

IBTM Americas postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

Reed Exhibitions Mexico, organiser of IBTM Americas, has announced that IBTM Americas 2020 has been postponed due the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the effects that would ‘significantly impact the quality of the event’ include international travel restrictions. Instead of a live event, IBTM Americas will be offering a series of virtual […]

One new case of coronavirus in Hywel Dda health board area

ONE new case of coronavirus has been identified in the Hywel Dda health board area as of today, June 5, the latest figures from Public Health Wales show. Sixty-two people have now died of the virus across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. No new cases of the coronavirus were identified in Pembrokeshire nor Ceredigion, with just […]

Coronavirus: Government under fire for cheap loans to big firms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption German chemicals company BASF borrowed more than £1bn The government has been criticised for handing out more than £16bn in cheap loans to well-known firms such as John Lewis and Tottenham Hotspur. Of that, £1bn was lent to a German chemicals giant, while the UK’s biggest airlines have borrowed […]