Covid: Chris Whitty urges people to continue to self-isolate if positive

England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has urged people to continue to self-isolate if they test positive for the coronavirus in the coming weeks. From Thursday, people with a positive test will no longer need to self-isolate under law, but will still be advised to stay at home. After 1 April, people with Covid symptoms… Continue reading Covid: Chris Whitty urges people to continue to self-isolate if positive

WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

“An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled,” warns the World Health Organization’s head. Source link

Covid: Teen in hospital with virus urges others to get vaccinated

Maisy Evans, 17, is in hospital and is so short of breath she can barely talk. Source link

Covid-19: Daughter of Oxfordshire man urges caution

David Allum, 58, died after complications from Covid-19 despite receiving both vaccine doses. Source link

Covid: Carrie Johnson urges pregnant women to get vaccinated

In Saturday’s Instagram post, accompanied by a selfie in which she is wearing a sticker showing she has had her vaccine, Mrs Johnson said nearly 200,000 pregnant women in the UK and US had now had a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine “without safety concerns”. Source link

19 July: England Covid restrictions ease as PM urges caution

There will be no limit on how many people can meet, nightclubs can reopen and large events resume. Source link

Covid: Be cautious as England lockdown ends, urges Whitty

It comes as the UK recorded nearly 50,000 new cases on Thursday – the highest number since January. Source link

Covid-19: PM urges caution as 19 July unlocking set to go ahead

Boris Johnson warns that Covid cases, currently at 30,000 a day, will rise as restrictions end. Source link

WHO virologist urges US to share Covid origins info

Marion Koopmans, a virologist who was on the WHO field visit to Wuhan to investigate the origins of Covid-19, has said that it is unlikely the virus came from a lab. This comes after the US President Joe Biden has decided to further investigate Covid’s origins, putting a strain on US-China relations. Ms Koopmans said… Continue reading WHO virologist urges US to share Covid origins info

US urges 'transparent' WHO inquiry into Covid origins

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and US President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, has maintained he believes the virus was passed from animals to humans, though he conceded this month he was no longer confident Covid-19 had developed naturally. Source link