Coronavirus: How New Zealand went ‘hard and early’ to beat Covid-19

Image copyright Getty Images In late June, two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New Zealand. When many countries are registering thousands of cases a day, two seems little to worry about. But until that point, New Zealand had gone 24 days without a single case, so these – linked to quarantine breaches – were […]

New York studies look at COVID-19 outcomes and immune function among people with HIV

People living with HIV spent a similar amount of time in hospital as HIV-negative COVID-19 patients and had a comparable death rate during the height of the outbreak in New York City, but they were more likely to be put on ventilators, according to a study presented at the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual) […]

Coronavirus: The British-Pakistani doctors saving lives in both countries

Image caption Dr Akhtar connects via video link from his home in Essex From his laptop at his home just outside London, Dr Tahir Akhtar is helping treat a coronavirus patient in Lahore, Pakistan. Via a video link, a doctor there shows Dr Akhtar around the intensive care unit at the city’s Jinnah Hospital. Dr […]

China’s Kazakhstan embassy warns citizens of pneumonia deadlier than COVID-19

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s embassy in Kazakhstan has warned its citizens to take precautions against an outbreak of pneumonia in the country that it says is more lethal than COVID-19. It said in a statement on its official WeChat account late on Thursday that there had been a “significant increase” in cases in the cities […]

Coronavirus: Dementia patients ‘deteriorating’ without family visits

Image copyright Getty Images Relatives of care home residents with dementia should be treated as key workers, leading charities say. In a letter to the health secretary, they write that the care given by family members is “essential” to residents’ mental and physical health. They argue the current limits on visitors have had “damaging consequences”. […]

Covid-19 Recovery Service set up to help survivors of virus

A leading charity has established a community support service for survivors of coronavirus. The Covid-19 Recovery Service, set up by NI Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS), will help people deal with physical and psychological problems caused by the illness and help build up their lung and general health. It will initially provide the service by […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 9, 2020

For Immediate Release: July 09, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: Today, a U.S. District Court in Florida granted a motion for default judgment and a permanent injunction against the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, Jonathan Grenon, […]

UK Prime Minister – WATCH LIVE: Coronavirus press conference (9 July 2020)

Hello Good afternoon and welcome to The Downing Street press conference for months. Now, our lives have been on hold when the call came in March. We press pause on many of the things that brighten our lives meals with friends trips to the cinema theater. We have to close our gyms and swimming pools […]

WHO warns the coronavirus is ‘getting worse,’ continues to accelerate

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following an emergency talks over the new SARS-like virus spreading in China and other nations in Geneva on January 22, 2020. Pierre Albouy | AFP | Getty Images More than six months after the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, the “once-in-a-century pandemic” continues […]