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I’m an intensive care doctor. Covid patients are younger this time | Coronavirus | The Guardian

by health and nutrition advice journalist
“We’re once again seeing increasing numbers of Covid patients coming in through A&E. This is translating into admissions to critical care. Nearly half of the beds in our critical care unit are now dedicated to Covid-19 patients. The feeling on the ground is we’re very much at the start of the next wave and that it’s likely to be less of a tsunami, but more protracted. The patients are younger this time. I’ve been looking after patients aged between 27 and 82 in critical care, but most are in their 30s, 40s and 50s. And the vast majority are either […]

Global coronavirus death toll reaches 4 million

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The official global Covid-19 death toll has topped 4 million, about equal to the population of Los Angeles, according to data from Johns Hopkins University released late Wednesday. World Health Organization and public health experts have suggested the number, which comes nearly a year-and-a-half after the virus was declared a worldwide pandemic, is still an underestimate of the actual count because of underreported or missed deaths worldwide. The U.S. still leads the world with the highest reported death toll at more than 600,000, followed by Brazil and India. More than six months after vaccines became available, reported Covid-19 deaths worldwide […]

Spectators to face Olympic ban as Tokyo declares coronavirus emergency

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TOKYO — Organizers of the Olympic Games have agreed to hold events in Tokyo without spectators under a Covid-19 state of emergency, Japan’s Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa said on Thursday. The ban on spectators is the latest blow to the troubled Olympics, already delayed by a year because of the pandemic and plagued by a series of setbacks, including massive budget overruns. Medical experts have said for weeks that having no spectators at the Games would be the least risky option amid widespread public concern that the influx of tens of thousands of athletes and officials will fuel a fresh […]

Data predicts 2m UK summer Covid cases with 10m isolating | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Two million people could contract Covid this summer, potentially meaning up to 10 million must isolate in just six weeks, Guardian analysis shows, prompting warnings over risks to health and disruption to the economy. The figures come as Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said England was entering “uncharted territory” in its wholesale scrapping of lockdown rules from 19 July. New infections could easily rise above 100,000 a day over the summer, he said, more than at any point in the pandemic. Q&A Covid cases by numbers Show 28,773: current daily UK infection rate 50,000: government estimate of daily infection numbers […]

CDC Investigating Death of Teen Who Died After Second Coronavirus Shot

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the death of a 13-year-old Michigan boy who died suddenly in his sleep two days after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. Jacob Clynick received his second coronavirus shot on June 13, days after graduating from the eighth grade. His aunt, Tammy Burages, said he experienced typical symptoms, such as a fever and general fatigue. But on June 15, he complained of a stomachache, went to bed, and never woke up. “He passed away in the middle of the night at home,” Burages said. Now, there is an […]

Highly infectious Delta variant spreading rapidly, now California’s dominant coronavirus strain

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The highly infectious Delta has become California’s most identified variant of the coronavirus, a troubling development that underscores its danger to unvaccinated populations. New data released by the California Department of Public Health say 35.6% of coronavirus variants analyzed in June have been identified as Delta, which was first identified in India. That’s a dramatic increase from May, when Delta accounted for just 5.6% of analyzed coronavirus cases in California and was the state’s fourth most identified variant. Delta is now more widespread than the previous dominant strain, Alpha, which was first identified in the United Kingdom and accounted for […]

Boris Johnson says most Covid rules likely to end in England on 19 July | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Boris Johnson has told the public in England that from 19 July they must use their own judgment to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 infections, wiping hundreds of regulations on mask-wearing, social distancing, gatherings and home working and heralding a return to normality. The prime minister will also announce plans for those who have been double vaccinated to avoid quarantine rules on return from amber-list countries or when contacted by test and trace, with more details later in the week. He said: “We must be honest with ourselves that if we can’t reopen our society in the next few weeks, […]

Coronavirus: PM Trudeau to receive second COVID-19 vaccine dose on Friday | CTV News

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be receiving his second COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, according to his office.His wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, has an appointment scheduled for her second shot on Thursday afternoon. This content was originally published here.

UK pupils use orange juice to fake ‘positive’ Covid test results | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Schoolchildren have discovered that applying orange juice to a Covid lateral flow test can generate a fake “positive” result. The phenomenon – which has been verified through an experiment by the Guardian – is not a result of the juice containing the virus. Rather it appears to be linked to its acidity, which essentially breaks the test. The effect has allegedly also been seen with a number of other foods and drinks including ketchup and Coca-Cola. One UK science teacher said they were shown the orange juice effect by their students. “They say it’s a great way to get two […]

Covid: Sage scientist fears England could repeat ‘mistakes of last summer’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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A scientific adviser to the government’s Covid-19 response has expressed fears England could be in danger of repeating “the mistakes of last summer”. Prof Stephen Reicher, from the University of St Andrews and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) subcommittee on behavioural science, said the government may have to reimpose restrictions if the reopening leads to a surge in infections. He told Times Radio: “My fear is that we’re on line to repeat the mistakes of last summer – if you remember, the prime minister told us it was our patriotic duty to go to the […]