Re-usable PPE that could last for whole coronavirus pandemic could solve NHS shortages

Re-usable PPE designed to ‘last the whole coronavirus pandemic’ could solve NHS shortages when it is ready next week Re-usable protective gear has the potential to replace throwaway items  ‘Parachute gown’ remains sterile and waterproof after 100 73C washes First 1,000 gowns will be delivered to Derby hospital as soon as next week  Here’s how … Read more Re-usable PPE that could last for whole coronavirus pandemic could solve NHS shortages

Charlize Theron covers up in a mask and a down jacket as she waits in line at the grocery store

Charlize Theron had to wait her turn on Friday during a trip to the grocery store. The 44-year-old Bombshell actress lined up outside of Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills while helping to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus with a respirator mask and gloves. She opted for a casual athletic ensemble for the outing, … Read more Charlize Theron covers up in a mask and a down jacket as she waits in line at the grocery store

Hundreds of Germans gather in Berlin to mark May Day despite ban on mass public gatherings

Hundreds of people gathered in a square in Berlin yesterday to mark May Day in defiance of a ban on public gatherings of more than 20. The move has exposed deep frustrations with social distancing rules in place in Germany since mid-March to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Police blocked roads around the Kreuzberg district … Read more Hundreds of Germans gather in Berlin to mark May Day despite ban on mass public gatherings

Sir Michael Palin reveals he set fire to his house and was rescued by 86-year-old neighbour

Sir Michael Palin, 75, reveals he accidentally set fire to his house while resting after heart surgery… and was pulled to safety by his 86-year-old neighbour The Monty Python legend, 76, was recuperating at home after open-heart surgery in September to repair two valves  The comedian was told to relax for three months but this … Read more Sir Michael Palin reveals he set fire to his house and was rescued by 86-year-old neighbour

NHS coronavirus tracing app will ask users for personal details despite privacy concerns

NHS coronavirus contact tracing app will ask users for personal details despite concerns about patients’ privacy People will be invited to enter the first half of their postcode and other details When someone downloads the app, it will track who they come within 6ft of This comes after more than 175 UK academics voiced concerns … Read more NHS coronavirus tracing app will ask users for personal details despite privacy concerns

UK holiday letting firms reported to competition regulator by Which? over denying Covid-19 refunds

Some of Britain’s biggest holiday lettings firms have been reported to the competition regulator after an investigation raised concerns they could be using unfair contract terms to deny customers refunds for coronavirus cancellations. They have been reported to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) by Which? after frustrated customers of companies such as Sykes Holiday … Read more UK holiday letting firms reported to competition regulator by Which? over denying Covid-19 refunds

The Body Coach Joe Wicks admitted to hospital with injured hand

Joe Wicks has revealed his injured hand has put him in hospital again after fears he had broken it again. The Body Coach fitness guru initially underwent minor surgery for his injured hand in late March, days after launching his hugely popular daily P.E lessons and had been seen sporting a cast in the classes … Read more The Body Coach Joe Wicks admitted to hospital with injured hand

Coronavirus: Drug trials could end lockdown before a vaccine

Coronavirus drug trials that finish next month could see lockdown fully lifted by mid-summer as scientists investigate more than 120 options More than 120 drugs are being investigated as a treatment for coronavirus These could provide quicker route out of the crisis than waiting for a vaccine Scientists at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital raised hopes … Read more Coronavirus: Drug trials could end lockdown before a vaccine

How cat allergies could soon be prevented by injecting pets

How cat allergies could soon be prevented by injecting pets with a drug following research into gene editing tool An American company used a gene editing tool to eliminate the production of the protein in cats which causes some people to suffer allergic reactions The protein, called Fel d 1, is found in cats’ salivary … Read more How cat allergies could soon be prevented by injecting pets

US Military scientists working on germ warfare make COVID-19 test

US military scientists are developing a new kind of blood test for coronavirus that could detect infection before symptoms begin, according to a report by The Guardian.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is collaborating with scientists at several US universities to make a screening tool to fill the gap between nasal swabs used … Read more US Military scientists working on germ warfare make COVID-19 test