Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy

Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy. The solutions were sold as a way to treat sufferers of Covid-19 Suppliers have been selling bleach as a remedy for coronavirus during the pandemic, a BBC investigation found. Secret recordings of two sellers revealed potentially dangerous mixtures were being touted as a way to treat people with Covid-19. One claimed her sales had increased following comments made by US President Donald Trump about the potential use of disinfectant as a treatment. She told the BBC her "health-related [...]

Covid: Australia hopes to roll out almost 85 million vaccine doses

Covid: Australia hopes to roll out almost 85 million vaccine doses GETTY IMAGES Australia says it will secure almost 85 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine if two promising trials prove successful. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country had struck two deals that would allow free doses to be rolled out in 2021 if they were approved for use. Mr Morrison estimated the cost to be A$1.7bn (£0.9bn; $1.24bn). Australia's 25 million people could begin receiving doses from January but there were "no [...]

Coronavirus: We should expect more animal-to-human disease outbreaks, Oxford vaccine scientist warns

Coronavirus: We should expect more animal-to-human disease outbreaks, Oxford vaccine scientist warns Professor Sarah Gilberts says human activity is driving the rising threat of viruses and that the risk is unlikely to diminish. Future outbreaks are an increasing threat, a leading scientist has warned We should expect more animal-to-human disease outbreaks to emerge in future, a leading scientist has warned. Professor Sarah Gilbert, who is heading the development of Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine, says human activity is driving the rising threat of viruses and that [...]

Cancer patient left inoperable after Covid-19 delay

Cancer patient left inoperable after Covid-19 delay. AMANDA ROGERS Adrian Rogers and his wife Amanda were left devastated after delays to his bowel cancer treatment meant his tumours became inoperable A bowel cancer patient whose operation was cancelled due to Covid-19 has said "people will have died" from delays. Adrian Rogers, 46, was due to have an operation in April, but after treatment delays his cancer became inoperable. The scaffolder from Retford, Nottinghamshire, said the government could have done more to ensure beds were [...]

US allows emergency use of blood plasma treatment for coronavirus patients

US allows emergency use of blood plasma treatment for coronavirus patients REUTERS The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency authorisation to use plasma to treat Covid patients. The technique uses antibody-rich blood plasma from people who've recovered from the disease and has already been applied to 70,000 people in the US - in trials or for the gravely ill. The FDA says initial trials indicate it is safe, although more are needed to prove effectiveness. Several experts have questioned the robustness [...]