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Coronavirus: Hinckley care home staff did not always wear masks

Coronavirus: Hinckley care home staff 'did not always wear masks'. Coronavirus pandemic GOOGLE - The Limes care home in Hinckley, Leicestershire, was rated inadequate and put into special measures by the Care Quality Commission. A care home where some staff did not wear face masks or wash their hands when in contact with residents has been placed in special measures. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it inspected The Limes in Hinckley, Leicestershire, in June after being contacted by whistleblowers. It found less than [...]

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases ‘carry same amount of virus’

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'. Coronavirus pandemic GETTY IMAGES People with symptomless Covid-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested. South Korea was able to identify and isolate asymptomatic cases through mass testing as early as the start of March. There is mounting evidence these cases represent a considerable proportion of coronavirus infections. But the researchers weren't able to say how much these people actually passed the virus on. People with a positive [...]

Coronavirus: Type 1 diabetes fears in children amid drop in diagnoses

Coronavirus: Type 1 diabetes fears in children amid drop in diagnoses. Coronavirus pandemic Parents have been urged to be alert to type 1 diabetes after the number of children presenting with symptoms fell by almost a third during the pandemic. Between the end of March and middle of June, official figures show 33 children were diagnosed in Wales, compared to 48 during the same period last year. If left untreated, children can develop life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis. One mother said she felt "so lucky" her [...]

Coronavirus: What does the science actually say about face coverings?

Coronavirus: What does the science actually say about face coverings? As face coverings become mandatory in shops in England, we look at whether they are effective against COVID-19. People must wear face coverings in shops in England from today, the government has said. But until now scientists have criticised ministers for their mixed messaging about wearing face masks during the pandemic, so what does the science actually say? Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously said Britons should be wearing face coverings in shops because they [...]

Six types of COVID-19 identified by scientists in ‘major’ breakthrough for treatment

Coronavirus: Six types of COVID-19 identified by scientists in 'major' breakthrough for treatment. Symptoms not widely linked to the virus-like confusion and abdominal pain - are found to be hallmarks of its most severe forms. Researchers say the findings will have 'a profound impact on our understanding of the extent and impact of COVID-19'. Scientists have identified six distinct types of COVID-19 - each with a specific collection of symptoms - in a breakthrough that could help doctors predict which patients are [...]