Fauci warns spread of COVID-19 ‘could get very bad’, says no guarantee of vaccine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States government’s top infectious diseases expert on Tuesday warned that daily COVID-19 cases could more than double if Americans fail to take countermeasures and cautioned against pinning hopes on a vaccine. California, Texas and several other states are reporting record increases in cases of the sometimes deadly illness caused by […]

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares up on U.S. consumer data but COVID-19 spike dampens sentiment

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Oil slips as Libyan oil production likely to ramp up (Updates prices, changes comment) By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – A global stocks index rose on Tuesday as investors continued to look for signs of an economic recovery while Treasury debt prices were […]

We need far more coronavirus tests in British prisons | Eric Allison | Society

Shortly after Covid-19 began to bring death and despair to our shores, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) started issuing daily, weekday media briefings on the impact of the disease across the penal estate in England and Wales. The briefings began by listing the numbers of prisoners and staff who had tested positive for the disease. […]