Coronavirus bereaved families group vows to get answers as Scottish inquiry launched

Support us and go ad-free People who have lost loved ones from coronavirus (Covid-19) have pledged to deliver for others in the same situation, as a public inquiry was announced in Scotland. Inquiry Speaking at a press conference after the decision was made public on Tuesday 24 August, Alan Wightman – who leads the Scottish …
Continue reading Coronavirus bereaved families group vows to get answers as Scottish inquiry launched

We must not take our eye off the ball as coronavirus could roar back, expert warns

Support us and go ad-free The UK must not take its “eye off the ball” with coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccinations, an expert has said as he warned the virus could come “roaring back”. “Strategic” Dr Chris Smith, consultant virologist and lecturer at Cambridge University, said a decision on booster jabs should not be “rash, (or) rushed”, …
Continue reading We must not take our eye off the ball as coronavirus could roar back, expert warns

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Banning Mask & Vaccine Mandates

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for the coronavirus, just one day after he attended a packed indoor Republican event in Dallas, where he and most attendees were unmasked. Abbott, who said he was not showing symptoms of COVID-19, imposed a statewide ban on vaccine and mask mandates last month, though a judge later …
Continue reading Texas Governor Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Banning Mask & Vaccine Mandates

Fresh coronavirus cases found at Napier Barracks, months after major outbreak

Support us and go ad-free Cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have once again been identified at a military barracks being used to house asylum seekers, several months after a major outbreak at the camp. Unfit habitation The Home Office said a “small number” of infections have been found at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, Kent. Nearly 200 …
Continue reading Fresh coronavirus cases found at Napier Barracks, months after major outbreak

Bereaved criticise Sajid Javid for suggesting people have ‘cowered’ from coronavirus

Support us and go ad-free On 24 July, health secretary Sajid Javid suggested that the nation needs to not “cower” from coronavirus (Covid-19). Those who have lost loved ones to the virus have criticised Javid’s remarks as “deeply insensitive”. Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice joined opposition MPs in branding the Cabinet minister’s remark insulting to …
Continue reading Bereaved criticise Sajid Javid for suggesting people have ‘cowered’ from coronavirus

Hospitals in England see 30% more coronavirus admissions in a week

Support us and go ad-free The number of people in hospital with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England has risen to its highest level in four months, data shows. Latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday 23 July. That’s the highest level since 22 March. This …
Continue reading Hospitals in England see 30% more coronavirus admissions in a week

Coronavirus patients in England hospitals rise 30% in a week

Support us and go ad-free The number of people in hospital with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England has risen to its highest level in four months, data shows. Latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday 23 July. That’s the highest level since 22 March. This …
Continue reading Coronavirus patients in England hospitals rise 30% in a week

‘Pingdemic’? The truth is coronavirus infections are rising across the UK

Support us and go ad-free The number of people with coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to rise across the UK, with around one in 75 people in England infected, new figures have suggested. It comes as elements of the media continue to blame staff absences on the so-called ‘pingdemic’. It’s not a pingdemic, it’s a pandemic, and …
Continue reading ‘Pingdemic’? The truth is coronavirus infections are rising across the UK

Coronavirus case rates at record high in one in six local areas of England

Support us and go ad-free Around one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases since comparable records began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced in the UK. The list includes almost all local authority areas in north-east England, close to a half in south-west …
Continue reading Coronavirus case rates at record high in one in six local areas of England