Covid 19


 UK lateral flow tests can spot up to 90% cases, says study 

UK lateral flow tests can spot up to 90% cases, says study 

January 21, 2021 08:50 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary Researchers at the University of Oxford spotted 90 per cent of the cases with the rapid lateral flow tes...

 England’s lockdown has failed to lower the virus transmission rate

England’s lockdown has failed to lower the virus transmission rate

January 21, 2021 06:52 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary PM Boris Johnson had imposed the third lockdown in England beginning 5 January.  A study conducted by the Imperial College shows no e...

 UK sets a new record of 1,610 Covid-19 deaths in a day 

UK sets a new record of 1,610 Covid-19 deaths in a day 

January 20, 2021 09:01 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

The daily number of deaths reported in the UK touched a new high of 1,610 on Tuesday, 19 January, even though the number of new cases dropped to 33,35...

 Sunak under pressure to extend pandemic support measures

Sunak under pressure to extend pandemic support measures

January 15, 2021 07:30 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Rishi Sunak, chancellor, British exchequer has come under pressure from various lobby groups to offer more Covid support to the UK businesses. Governm...

 Past COVID-19 infection can provide immunity for at least five months, shows study

Past COVID-19 infection can provide immunity for at least five month...

January 14, 2021 10:41 PM AEDT | By Kunal Sawhney

Summary Most number of people with prior Covid-19 infection are likely to develop protection against reinfection, says study The study is further...

 England’s crowded hospitals raised risk of dying in 2020

England’s crowded hospitals raised risk of dying in 2020

January 14, 2021 06:38 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary Research has found that packed hospitals raised the risk of death by 20 per cent Stricter lockdown restrictions needed to prevent hospital...

 Critical care staff suffers trauma and severe anxiety, says UK study

Critical care staff suffers trauma and severe anxiety, says UK study

January 13, 2021 09:46 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary A study on the healthcare workers serving the patients in the ICUs of the United Kingdom was carried out in June and July The result of th...

 British retailers call for police help to ensure people adhere to mask guidelines

British retailers call for police help to ensure people adhere to ma...

January 12, 2021 07:01 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary People are flouting rules by declining to wear face masks while shopping at the stores Retail staff is subjected to violence and abuse whi...

 UK third lockdown: Tougher restrictions likely to be implemented

UK third lockdown: Tougher restrictions likely to be implemented

January 12, 2021 03:34 AM AEDT | By Hina Chowdhary

Summary Tighter Covid-19 restrictions were reportedly considered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he met his ministers on 10 January to evalua...

 Coronavirus update: new mass vaccination sites open in England

Coronavirus update: new mass vaccination sites open in England

January 11, 2021 06:12 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary Ambulances under ‘unprecedented pressure’, says the College of Paramedics’ chief executive More GP sites and pharmacy ce...

 AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) vaccine rollout gets extended to general practitioners

AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) vaccine rollout gets extended to general prac...

January 07, 2021 06:26 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary Government aims to vaccinate all the four most vulnerable groups within the next one and a half months’ period The UK’s Na...

 Approval of AstraZeneca’s (LON: AZN) vaccine paves way for mass rollout in Mexico

Approval of AstraZeneca’s (LON: AZN) vaccine paves way for mass roll...

January 05, 2021 08:39 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary The Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University has received Emergency Use Approval (EUA) from the health regulator...

 England and Scotland: What are the new lockdown rules?

England and Scotland: What are the new lockdown rules?

January 05, 2021 06:29 PM AEDT | By Kunal Sawhney

Summary New stay at home rules to last till 15 February in England and 31 January in Scotland A complete shutdown of schools and businesses to con...

 Britain begins mass vaccination of AstraZeneca shots

Britain begins mass vaccination of AstraZeneca shots

January 04, 2021 06:56 PM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

Summary More than 500,000 doses to be available from today, being delivered at 730 established sites to begin with Vaccination sites to be increas...

 Regeneron terms Covid-19 antibody therapy data ‘encouraging’

Regeneron terms Covid-19 antibody therapy data ‘encouraging’

December 31, 2020 02:47 AM AEDT | By Kunal Sawhney

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: REGN), the New York-headquartered biotechnology firm, has said that the company has garnered “encouraging...

 Study: New variant spreads easily than before but no severe illness seen

Study: New variant spreads easily than before but no severe illness...

December 30, 2020 08:02 PM AEDT | By Kunal Sawhney

Summary The PHE had identified a new variant -VUI – 202012/01 in mid-December, when there was a rapid increase in cases A new PHE study has...

 Moderna to offer its new Covid-19 vaccine to its own employees, contractors, and board members

Moderna to offer its new Covid-19 vaccine to its own employees, cont...

December 30, 2020 07:29 PM AEDT | By Kunal Sawhney

Summary Moderna was granted emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 18 December Moderna’s vaccine has 95...

 New virus strain: EU starts to ease bans, WHO to meet

New virus strain: EU starts to ease bans, WHO to meet

December 23, 2020 10:48 PM AEDT | By Hina Chowdhary

Summary Europe began to lift travel bans that were put in place to curb the virus from 23 December The EU has insisted virus tests be carried...

 WHO calls for a meeting to discuss new coronavirus variant and its spread

WHO calls for a meeting to discuss new coronavirus variant and its s...

December 23, 2020 02:25 AM AEDT | By Team Kalkine Media

The World Health Organization (WHO) is all set to hold a meeting of its members to discuss the next steps that will help in countering the new coronav...

 Cut off: UK requests France to lift freight curbs

Cut off: UK requests France to lift freight curbs

December 22, 2020 10:04 PM AEDT | By Kunal Sawhney

Summary PM Boris Johnson has requested French President Emmanuel Macron to lift the ban on freight and passengers from the UK The measures agreed...

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