coronavirus immunity

How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

Covid-19 immunity could only last a few months following infection, after a study revealed a decline in protective antibodies. Research by Imperial College London estimated just 4.4% of adults had some form of immunity against Covid-19 in September, when cases began to increase again. This is compared with 6% found to have antibodies between June 20 … Continue reading How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

EU nations disagree on the right response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small indication of success, Spain's government said it won't extend a state of emergency in the Madrid region when it expires Saturday, but will look to more local measures. But as a … Continue reading EU nations disagree on the right response to virus spikes

Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

Black people and those from South Asian ethnic backgrounds have higher risks of death from COVID-19 compared to those with White ethnic background, according to new data from the UK Office for National Statistics released on Friday. For men in England and Wales, those with a Black African background had the highest COVID-19 death rate, … Continue reading Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

UK unemployment rate highest in 3 years

Over 1.5 million Brits were unemployed from June to August, according to official figures. Meanwhile, 227,000 people were made redundant across the three summer months.The lingering coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdowns hit UK jobs particularly hard between June and August, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has acknowledged. Cash-strapped businesses had to make tough decisions … Continue reading UK unemployment rate highest in 3 years

Ibrahimovic cured of COVID-19

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given the all-clear to end his quarantine period and return to action after testing negative for coronavirus, the Serie A club announced on Friday. Milan confirmed in a statement that the Swedish striker had “tested negative” twice in a row, as stipulated in the protocol to be able … Continue reading Ibrahimovic cured of COVID-19

What’s not right about China’s response to COVID-19?

For Beijing, its successful coronavirus response was a shining example in the global pandemic fight. But for many of the world’s most advanced economies, the prevailing view has been that China handled the outbreak poorly, hardening attitudes towards the country that were already souring. The Pew Research Centre on Tuesday published surveys from 14 countries … Continue reading What’s not right about China’s response to COVID-19?

Manchester City’s Mahrez and Laporte test positive to COVID-19

Manchester City’s duo of Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for coronavirus. The club announced this on Monday morning. It said both players are asymptomatic and observing isolation at home. The club, in a statement, said: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19. “Both … Continue reading Manchester City’s Mahrez and Laporte test positive to COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS: Why American scientists think sewage testing is valuable

Days after he crossed the country to start college, Ryan Schmutz received a text message from Utah State University: COVID-19 had been detected at his dorm. Within 10 minutes, he dropped the crepes he was making and was whisked away by bus to a testing site. “We didn’t even know they were testing,” said Schmutz, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS: Why American scientists think sewage testing is valuable

Expect new airplane cabins the next time you fly

Headrest canopies and fabric barriers between seats could start appearing in airplane cabins as the embattled industry tries to ward off the coronavirus. Airlines desperate for governments to lift travel restrictions and passengers to return are looking at ways to reassure the public that their health won’t be compromised on a flight. New-look seats and … Continue reading Expect new airplane cabins the next time you fly

Search continues for US sailor missing in North Arabian Sea

The Navy is searching the North Arabian Sea for a missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. Man overboard was called after the sailor was not located during a search aboard the carrier, according to a Navy spokesperson. "The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) are currently conducting search and rescue … Continue reading Search continues for US sailor missing in North Arabian Sea