Matt Hancock claims Tier Three restrictions before lockdown weren’t tough enough

People should stay off work with the sniffles even after the Covid pandemic ends to protect their colleagues from getting sick, Matt Hancock said today. The Health Secretary pointed out that Britons’ natural instincts are to ‘soldier on’ and go to the office even when they are unwell.  But he claimed the Covid-19 crisis had … Read more Matt Hancock claims Tier Three restrictions before lockdown weren’t tough enough

Number 10 used apocalyptic Covid-19 graphs to ‘frighten’ public into lockdown, top statistician

Eminent statistician Sir David Spiegelhalter suggested Number 10 ‘frightened’ the public into complying with lockdown rules Number 10 cherry-picked ‘spurious’ coronavirus data to justify England’s second lockdown and may have intended to frightened the public, according to one of Britain’s top experts. Eminent statistician Sir David Spiegelhalter said ministers had ‘broken pretty much every code of … Read more Number 10 used apocalyptic Covid-19 graphs to ‘frighten’ public into lockdown, top statistician

Conservative MPs warn Boris Johnson against Tier 3 London lockdown

Will the lockdown end next week? Yes. Boris Johnson has confirmed today that the lockdown will end on December 2 – next Wednesday – and it is thought this will come into effect at 00.01am that day.  What will replace the lockdown?  The lockdown will be replaced by a system of regional restrictions in three … Read more Conservative MPs warn Boris Johnson against Tier 3 London lockdown

Conservative MPs warn Boris Johnson against Tier 3 London lockdown

Will the lockdown end next week? Yes. Boris Johnson has confirmed today that the lockdown will end on December 2 – next Wednesday – and it is thought this will come into effect at 00.01am that day.  What will replace the lockdown?  The lockdown will be replaced by a system of regional restrictions in three … Read more Conservative MPs warn Boris Johnson against Tier 3 London lockdown

Coronavirus vaccines are ‘game changers,’ says Karol Sikora

Professor Karol Sikora, a consultant oncologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Buckingham Medical School, hails new coronavirus vaccines [File photo] As this extraordinary year enters its final weeks, the gloom is beginning to recede. Even in the darkness of winter, there is light at the end of the tunnel – and it is … Read more Coronavirus vaccines are ‘game changers,’ says Karol Sikora

Coronavirus deaths rise again in England: ONS reveals there were 2,466 victims in most recent week

Coronavirus deaths in England continued rising into mid-November to 2,274 in the second week of the month, meaning the all-cause deaths were 19 per cent higher than usual for the time of year. Office for National Statistics data published today shows that there were 1,833 ‘excess’ deaths in the week ending November 13, with a total … Read more Coronavirus deaths rise again in England: ONS reveals there were 2,466 victims in most recent week

Home working could be giving you a sore throat by forcing you to raise or strain your voice

Working from home is giving people a sore throat, scientists claim, because they are having to continuously raise and strain their voices during Zoom meetings.   Researchers from Trinity College Dublin surveyed 1,575 people on times they have suffered from a hoarse voice or vocal tract discomfort since coronavirus lockdown. More people began working from home … Read more Home working could be giving you a sore throat by forcing you to raise or strain your voice

Coronavirus deaths rise again in England: ONS reveals there were 2,466 victims in most recent week

Covid deaths rose steadily in November to take all-cause fatalities 19% above average – but the number is well below England’s spring first wave which saw 21,000 people dying each week Coronavirus deaths in England rose by 27% in the second week of November from 1,937 the week before Covid-19 accounted for one in every … Read more Coronavirus deaths rise again in England: ONS reveals there were 2,466 victims in most recent week

Home working could be giving you a sore throat by forcing you to raise or strain your voice

Working from home is giving people a sore throat, scientists claim, and it is caused by having to continuously raise and strain voices during Zoom meetings.   Researchers from Trinity, College Dublin surveyed 1,575 people on times they have suffered from a hoarse voice or vocal tract discomfort since coronavirus lockdown. More people began working from … Read more Home working could be giving you a sore throat by forcing you to raise or strain your voice

Prince Charles praises television for providing a ‘company’ during lockdown

Prince Charles praises TV for being a ‘valuable source of company’ during the ‘trying months’ of lockdown in video message for virtual Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards Prince Charles, 72, praised television for providing ‘company’ during Covid-19  Spoke at end of virtual Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards 2020 Royal added the … Read more Prince Charles praises television for providing a ‘company’ during lockdown