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Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
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France orders new lockdown, Germany imposes toughest virus rules in months
Macron seeks ‘brutal brake on infections’, while Merkel unveils one-month partial shutdown; Spain, Italy, Britain, Greece and Portugal report record new coronavirus cases.
Young influencers get billions of views peddling junk food to kids, study says
Young ‘influencers’ are being used to peddle unhealthy junk food to other kids via YouTube – racking up a ‘staggering’ one billion views, warns a new study.
Coronavirus means less sex – for Chinese, Americans, British and now Turkish
Survey in Turkey suggests people are having sex less often – consistent with findings elsewhere – and are concerned about spreading Covid-19, researchers say.
Study indicates that 82% of patients with COVID-19 have a lack of vitamin D
The researchers observed that 82.2% of the 216 covid-19 patients at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital had vitamin D deficiency, and that men had lower levels than women.
Hospital capacity running out in multiple European countries
Ambulances 'driving in circles' in the Hague, unable to discharge patients. Belgium asks NL to take in some patients, but Dutch hospitals are already airlifting patients to Germany, as they have no room.
'We need a miracle': Czech PM says more restrictions are looming
The Czech infection rate is the highest on the planet except for tiny Andorra, and the spread of the virus among doctors and medical workers is worsening the strain on hospitals.
US appeals against China’s WTO trade war tariff victory
The United States has chosen to appeal China’s WTO tariff victory ‘into the void’, with the appellate body defunct since Washington refused to appoint new judges.
Merkel says Germany faces ‘difficult months ahead’ in Covid fight
Chancellor says country is on verge of losing control as Europe death toll passes 250k
'I was born for that': Hillary Clinton says she'd handle Covid-19 better, but Trump & Russian media 'stole' election from her
Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is claiming Trump “basically stole the election" from her four years after her loss, a statement that is earning her plenty of ridicule on social media.
Sanitary products non-essential? Wrong! Welsh government replies to shoppers after they share their shock on Twitter
People in Wales have been left confused and angry as shops and supermarkets interpret the government’s new lockdown rules banning the sale of ‘non-essential’ items.
‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas
The British minister of health has rebuffed claims that a UK vaccine could be widely distributed in 2020, adding that his “central expectation” is for roll-out in the first half of 2021.
Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach
Many patients of a large psychotherapy clinic in Finland have been contacted individually by a blackmailer, after their data was stolen.
Time to Reset Expectations for World Economy With Virus Untamed
Investors banking on a coronavirus vaccine to save the world economy in 2021 need to temper their ambitions as scientists increasingly warn of a long and difficult road ahead.
Biden Accuses Trump Of Waving "White Flag Of Defeat" Over Pandemic
"It was a candid acknowledgement of what President Trump's strategy has clearly been from the beginning of this crisis: to wave the white flag of defeat and hope that by ignoring it, the virus would simply go away. It hasn't, and it won'...
Covid-19, Britain’s strategy
We deserve to know what Sage is saying
At the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis it was easy to see why the Prime Minister was so keen to be seen to ‘follow the science’. He had a pandemic plan, designed by past governments, to be guided by the medical facts and expert judgment...
Trump Hasn’t Met With Virus Task Force in Months, Fauci Says
It’s been “several months” since President Donald Trump met with the White House coronavirus task force, said Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, who’s faced repeated criticism from the president.
Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes in intensive care with COVID-19
Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes tested positive for coronavirus after attending an EU summit with her counterparts last week. She led a caretaker government before stepping down as PM earlier this month.
In WHO overhaul push, EU urges changes to handling of pandemics
The European Union wants the World Health Organization to become more transparent about how states report emerging health crises, a draft proposal on reforming the U.N. agency says, following criticism of China's initial handling of the ...
Some Countries On "Dangerous Track" In Pandemic: World Health Organization
World Health Organization Director-General said too many countries are now seeing an exponential increase in coronavirus infections.
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