Explainer: When will COVID-19 vaccines be generally available in the U.S.?

By Carl O’Donnell, Michael Erman (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday disagreed about when a COVID-19 vaccine would become widely available. Trump has said one could initially be available by the Nov. 3 election, while the CDC director said vaccines were […]

Sefton’s Public Health Director stresses coronavirus test are only for people with symptoms

With a recent survey of the country’s coronavirus testing sites showing a quarter of people turning up for tests did not have symptoms, Sefton’s Director of Public Health Margaret Jones has reminded residents they should only book a test of they have symptoms. Mrs Jones said: “Testing is a crucial tool in helping prevent the […]

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock tests positive for Covid-19

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has tested positive for Covid-19, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced. Warnock, 71, did not take charge of Boro’s 2-0 Carabao Cup second-round defeat at home to Barnsley on Tuesday night and will now spend time self-isolating. “The club can confirm that our manager Neil Warnock has returned a positive […]

Another Herefordshire high school confirms coronavirus case

A SECOND high school in Herefordshire has confirmed a pupil has tested positive for coronavirus. A year 8 pupil at Queen Elizabeth High School in Bromyard has tested positive, with the headteacher telling pupils to go to school as usual unless they are told to self-isolate. In a letter to parents, head Martin Farmer said he […]

Coronavirus: Restrictions expected in north-east England

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images Almost two million people in north-east England are expected to face restrictions as coronavirus cases rise. Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham council areas are in discussions to get the measures. These may include pubs closing earlier and restrictions on households mixing. It […]

Secret Spa launches at-home Covid-19 swab and antibody tests

At-home beauty services have boomed in recent months, with many of us looking for an alternative to travelling out to a salon. But as our lives continue to change, so too have our beauty and wellness demands, with traditional grooming services being replaced by health-oriented treatments. Quick to react, on-demand beauty booking platform Secret Spa […]

Coronavirus: Trial urges people to call 111 before going to A&E

Image copyright Getty Images People requiring A&E will be urged to book an appointment through NHS 111 under a trial in parts of England. The aim is to direct patients to the most clinically-appropriate service and to help reduce pressure on emergency departments as staff battle winter pressures, such as coronavirus and flu. The pilots […]

Britain’s COVID testing buckles, pressuring government

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government acknowledged problems in its COVID-19 testing system on Thursday as soaring demand met with worsening turnaround times and availability during a spike in infections. Only 14% of test results in England came back in 24 hours last week, a sharp fall from 32% the week before, data showed. Prime Minister […]