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Britain announces 118 coronavirus deaths – a 30% drop since last Sunday

Britain announces 118 coronavirus deaths – a 30% drop since last Sunday – taking total to 36,793 as Boris prepares to decide if lockdown should be eased further Boris Johnson made revealed the low death count at this evening’s Downing Street briefing  He is preparing to make a decision on whether to loosen the lockdown… Read More »

Coronavirus vaccine safe in early trial; hydroxychloroquine may increase death risk

(Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Coronavirus vaccine appears safe in first-in-human trial A coronavirus vaccine developed by CanSino Biologics Inc appears to be safe and induced… Read More »

Coronavirus: ‘Tackle harmful lockdown drinking,’ BMJ editorial warns

Tackling harmful drinking during the lockdown will be “an integral part of the nation’s recovery”, an editorial in the BMJ says. With supermarket sales of alcohol having risen, it warns cases of alcoholic liver disease could increase too. And the writers fear drinking could be fuelling a rise in calls to domestic violence charities. They… Read More »