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Toothbrushing habits linked with spread of COVID-19 infections, research finds

Toothbrushing habits linked with spread of COVID-19 infections, research finds

The latest study showed that sharing a toothbrush, toothpaste, the same container for the brush and not changing the brush after the viral process, are all possible routes of cross-contamination of coronavirus. The investigation monitored hundreds of families over the course of 15 days and found over half (55%) of COVID-positive people who share a …

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John Swinney, Mark Ruskell and Murdo Fraser Welcome COVID Vaccine Progress

LISTEN: John Swinney, Mark Ruskell and Murdo Fraser give their reaction to the news that a vaccine shows a promising potential A breakthrough in the pursuit of a vaccine for the Coronavirus announced that a late stage vaccine is ‘90% effective in preventing COVID-19’. Following the announcement from the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer and BioNTech, local …

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Panto Dame Calls on Highland Perthshire to Join in Song

LISTEN: Barrie Hunter explain how to get involved in Perth Theatre’s panto performance Perth’s Panto Dame, Barrie Hunter, and mastermind behind this year’s panto performance is asking people in Highland Perthshire to record themselves singing to end his pantomime this year. The first 50 people to participate can claim a free ticket to the virtual …

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Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its word of the year for 2020

Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its word of the year for 2020

    Collins’ lexicographers registered over a quarter of a million usages of “lockdown” during 2020, against only 4,000 the previous year. According to the dictionary, lockdown is defined as “the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to public spaces”. It came into common parlance as Government’s around the world responded …

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Covid-19 breakthrough: Vaccine is ‘more than 90% effective’

Covid-19 breakthrough: Vaccine is ‘more than 90% effective’

A major breakthrough has been announced in the search for a coronavirus vaccine, with the jab from Pfizer found to be more than 90% effective. The pharmaceutical giant and its partner BioNTech said interim results showed their jab could prevent people developing Covid-19. Dr Albert Bourla, Pfizer chairman and chief executive, said: “Today is a …

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Welsh firebreak lockdown ends as country adopts new national measures

Welsh firebreak lockdown ends as country adopts new national measures

  Wales’s new national measures to combat coronavirus have come into force following the end of the country’s 17-day firebreak lockdown. Groups of up to four people can now meet up in cafes, pubs and restaurants while shops, gyms, hairdressers and places of worship will also reopen. Supermarkets can again sell non-essential items while people …

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