Coronavirus UK: Care home deaths jump ten-fold in a week

The deepening crisis unfolding in Britain’s care homes amid the coronavirus crisis was laid bare today as families revealed their harrowing stories of loved ones being abandoned to die.   Grieving relatives told MailOnline how elderly family members were not admitted to hospital and refused visits by GPs, who have been accused of being ‘ageist’ and … Read more

Coronavirus: Old and obese ‘at more risk’ than cancer patients

Old and obese people are more likely to be hospitalised with the coronavirus than cancer or lung disease patients, research suggests. Two New York University studies looking at 8,000 patients found being over 65 or having a BMI above 30 were the biggest risk factors for COVID-19 admissions.  In one paper, researchers found almost half (46 … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Could bruises on your FEET be a symptom?

Bruising and lesions on the feet could be a sign of coronavirus, doctors in Spain suspect. Patients with either purple chickenpox or chilblain-like marks on their toes have tested positive for the killer infection. ‘Numerous cases’ have been reported in Spain as well as Italy and France, as the disease continues to rage across Europe. … Read more

UK’s coronavirus death toll could be 15% higher than official figures show

The true scale of Britain’s devastating coronavirus crisis was today laid bare by data suggesting there are potentially thousands of hidden victims.  Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the true number of people who have died of COVID-19 could be 52 per cent higher than official figures. Daily updates from the Department of … Read more

Why is the UK’s coronavirus death rate more than double Ireland’s?

What is the coronavirus?  A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside their host and use them to reproduce itself and disrupt the body’s normal functions. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word ‘corona’, which means crown, because they are encased by a … Read more

Pharmaceutical firm to donate two million tablets of malaria drug to world’s largest COVID-19 trial 

A pharmaceutical firm will donate two million antimalarials to the world’s largest COVID-19 medication trial following Donald Trump‘s praise of the drug. Accord Healthcare Ltd, a global medicine distributor, will supply hydroxychloroquine to 40,000 frontline healthcare workers in the COPCOV study.  They will take a hydroxychloroquine tablet daily and be followed for a five-month period to … Read more

Himalayas visible in parts of India for first time in 30 years after Covid-19 sees pollution fall

The Himalayas have become visible from parts of India for the first time in 30 years.  Pollution levels across much of the country – infamous for its dirty air – have dropped sharply amid the country’s lockdown as it tackles coronavirus.  Locals from the Jalandhar district in Punjab, nearly 125 miles away from the Himalayas, flocked … Read more