Givaudan confirms guidance as Covid-19 impact remains limited

Fragrance and flavour maker Givaudan said it was on track to meet its 2020 guidance after net profit rose 9% and like-for-like sales grew 4% in the first half as consumers kept buying snacks and soap during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reuters Givaudan’s business with flavours for foods and fragrances for household products proved relatively resistant […]

Covid-19 news: Coronavirus not “done by Christmas”, says charity boss

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Shoppers wearing face coverings on Oxford Street, London.Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 21 July Humanity will be living with the coronavirus for “many years,” says health charity chief “Things will not be done […]

Coronavirus: Virus here to stay, and lockdown tea and biscuits

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday evening. We’ll have another update for you on Wednesday morning. 1. Virus won’t be gone by Christmas… or for years Image copyright Getty Images We must be realistic about the fact that coronavirus is here for the long term, leading scientists […]

‘Flying blind’: US failure to report vital coronavirus data is hobbling response | World news

The United States is failing to report vital information on Covid-19 that could help track the spread of the disease and prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans, according to the first comprehensive review of the nation’s coronavirus data. The report, Tracking Covid-19 in the United States, paints a bleak picture of the […]

California COVID-19 cases top 400,000, soon to overtake New York as worst-hit state

(Reuters) – California on Tuesday became the second U.S. state after New York to report more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases, according to a Reuters tally of county data. The most populous U.S. state has a total of 400,166 COVID-19 cases, putting it on the verge of surpassing New York – the original epicenter of the […]

UK must ramp up coronavirus efforts to avoid second wave, scientists warn | Science

Britain must ramp up its capacity to spot and contain coronavirus outbreaks if it is to avoid a potentially devastating second wave of infections this winter, senior scientists have warned. The next two months are “critical” for building a more effective test-and-trace system and ensuring that local outbreak teams are ready to handle the resurgence […]

Coronavirus: NHS nurses told ‘lives would be made hell’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Unison says they have raised a grievance for 36 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust staff Hospital nurses were told their “lives would be made hell” if they complained over conditions on a coronavirus ward, a union has claimed. Unison has raised a group grievance for 36 employees, most of […]

Swedish epidemiology boss says questioned COVID-19 strategy seems to be working

FILE PHOTO: State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency of Sweden talks to journalists after a news conference updating on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, in Stockholm, Sweden, June 23, 2020. Magnus Andersson/ TT News Agency/via REUTERS. STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s top epidemiologist said on Tuesday a rapid decline in new critical COVID-19 […]