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Second wave of Covid-19 at ‘critical stage’, and change is needed – experts

Second wave of Covid-19 at ‘critical stage’, and change is needed – experts

The second wave of coronavirus in England has reached a “critical stage”, with infections doubling approximately every nine days, experts have said. Researchers say they are detecting early signs areas that previously had low rates of infection are following trends observed in the country’s worst-affected regions.     They add that there has to be …

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Government ‘to take first step in Moonshot plan’ to combat second wave

Government ‘to take first step in Moonshot plan’ to combat second wave

The Government is considering the rapid unrolling of saliva-based coronavirus kits in a bid to test up to 10% of England’s population every week, according to reports. According to the Guardian, NHS Test and Trace is stepping up its efforts to meet the targets set out in the Government’s Operation Moonshot plans announced last month. …

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New ‘Covid toes’ skin symptom discovered by scientists

New ‘Covid toes’ skin symptom discovered by scientists

People infected with coronavirus may end up developing a skin symptom known as Covid toes, scientists have said. Research by the International League of Dermatological Societies and the American Academy of Dermatology found some patients had chilblain-like inflammation on their feet, sometimes lasting for months at a time.     The condition typically develops within …

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Migrant boat deaths should be a ‘wake-up call’ for those in power – charity

Migrant boat deaths should be a ‘wake-up call’ for those in power – charity

The deaths of two children and two adults in the migrant boat tragedy should serve as a “wake-up call” for UK and French leaders, charity bosses said. A five-year-old, an eight-year-old and two adults died after the vessel sunk off the coast of Dunkirk on Tuesday, French authorities said.     More than a dozen …

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Fresh pressure to increase Covid restrictions with highest death toll since May

Fresh pressure to increase Covid restrictions with highest death toll since May

Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to impose heightened coronavirus restrictions as the UK recorded its highest daily Covid-19 death toll since May. It comes as fears were raised of the second wave being more deadly than the first.     With total deaths involving the virus reaching 61,000 across the nation, Downing Street did …

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