The Thai coronavirus paradox – Marginal REVOLUTION

Dr. Wiput Phoolcharoen, a public health expert at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok who is researching an outbreak of the coronavirus in Pattani in southern Thailand, noted that more than 90 percent of those who tested positive there were asymptomatic, much higher than normal. “What we are studying now is the immune system,” he said. Dr. […]

New powers and framework to help contain coronavirus (COVID-19) locally

The COVID-19 contain framework is the blueprint for how NHS Test and Trace is working in partnership with local authorities, Public Health England, the NHS, other local business and community partners and the wider public to take action against outbreaks. New regulations will come into effect tomorrow (18 July) to give local and national government […]

Steroid’s COVID-19 benefits confirmed; spotlight on immune cells

(Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative […]

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out plan for ‘significant normality’ by Christmas

Image copyright PA Media Coronavirus restrictions will ease further in England under plans for a “significant return to normality” by Christmas, Boris Johnson has announced. Under the new guidelines, people may use public transport for journeys immediately, while advice for employers will change from 1 August. Companies will have more discretion to bring staff back […]

105 people to take part in next phase of Imperial’s Covid-19 vaccine trial

More than 100 people will take part in the next phase of clinical trials to test a new coronavirus vaccine developed at Imperial College London. Work began earlier this week to vaccinate a larger number of participants to assess the optimal dosage of Imperial’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate. It follows a “successful” initial phase of the […]

Global report: coronavirus infections in India pass 1m as outbreaks flare globally | World news

India has become the third country to record more than 1m coronavirus infections, following the US and Brazil, as it reported 34,956 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national total to 1,003,832. New peaks continue to appear around the world, including an alarming rise in the Brittany region of France. Amid evidence […]

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Here is Friday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England. The figures, for the seven days to July 14, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two). The rate is expressed […]

Hancock calls for urgent review into coronavirus death data in England

Image copyright PA Media Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called for an urgent review into how coronavirus deaths have been recorded in England. It follows confirmation from Public Health England that reported deaths may have included people who tested positive months before they died. The other UK nations only include those who die within 28 […]

Symptom tracker app reveals six distinct types of COVID-19 infection

LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists analysing data from a widely-used COVID-19 symptom-tracking app have found there are six distinct types of the disease, each distinguished by a cluster of symptoms. FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which […]