Thousands call for Bicester Village to close over Covid-19 infection concerns

Almost five thousand people have signed a petition calling for Bicester Village to close, or implement better social distancing measures, following concerns the busy streets will cause a spike in Covid-19 infections. The upmarket Oxfordshire shopping outlet, which is home to 160 boutique shops, reopened on Monday, but video shared online shows people struggling to […]

Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases

schwit1 shares a report from The New York Times: As poor countries around the world struggle to beat back the coronavirus, they are unintentionally contributing to fresh explosions of illness and death from other diseases — ones that are readily prevented by vaccines. This spring, after the World Health Organization and UNICEF warned that the […]

Electronics and extractivism during the COVID-19 pandemic

A landmark report was published in June 2020 highlighting the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on communities affected by mining. The report – Voices From the Ground: How the Global Mining Industry is Profiting from the COVID-19 Pandemic – was jointly produced by Earthworks (USA), Institute for Policy Studies – Global Economy […]

Coronavirus: Prince Charles’s sense of smell and taste still not back

Image copyright PA Media Prince Charles has still not fully regained his sense of smell and taste after having coronavirus in March, he revealed on a visit to NHS staff. The prince discussed his personal experience with the virus as he met workers at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital – at a 2m distance. He was […]

The Covid-19 track and trace app has not been automatically downloaded onto people’s phones

We’ve seen a claim circulating on Facebook that the NHS Covid-19 “track and trace” app has been automatically downloaded onto people’s Android phones under the name “COVID-19 exposure notifications”. The claim that the app has been automatically downloaded is incorrect. What has been added to both Android and Apple phones is the Exposure Notification API. […]

Coronavirus: Under-20s half as likely to catch COVID-19, according to study | Science & Tech News

Under-20s are half as likely to catch COVID-19 as over-20s, making school closures less effective at stopping the spread of the virus, a new scientific study has found. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that susceptibility to the coronavirus was low for younger people, before increasing around the age of […]

Coronavirus: Report on BAME Covid-19 deaths sparks call for action

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The report examined why black and Asian people faced the greatest risks from coronavirus Doctors have called for the recommendations of a report into the impact of Covid-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic people to be implemented immediately. The British Medical Association said it was “critical” to carry […]

COVID-19 Personal Injury Claims | Coronavirus Personal Injury Claims

However, since the beginning of lockdown, Unite has been inundated with reports of workplaces failing to operate the very basic requirements of social distancing and neglecting to provide clean facilities to ensure frequent handwashing. Critically, the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) isn’t being provided in all necessary workplaces. If you, or a loved one, has […]