Coronavirus: WHO suspends study of Trump’s anti-COVID drug hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Coronavirus: WHO suspends study of Trump's anti-COVID drug hydroxychloroquine over safety fears. The US president has been an enthusiastic cheerleader for the drug and last week said he was taking it himself. The drug has been linked to heart problems The World Health Organisation it is removing hydroxychloroquine from its global study of potential COVID-19 treatments while it carries out a review of its safety. Last week President Trump said he was taking the anti-malarial drug, which he has promoted as providing possible protection from coronavirus, [...]

Coronavirus: How to stay safe when flying

An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist explain: how to stay safe when flying. While there is no way to make air travel 100% safe, there are ways to make it safer. REUTERS/David W Cerny Two experts walk you through how to minimise the risk of air travel. They advise you to adopt a method called a 'Heirarchy of Control' that is often used by healthcare professional. Additionally, using simple hygiene tips and arming yourself with specific knowledge about your airport and flight could keep [...]

UK volunteering soars during coronavirus crisis

UK volunteering soars during coronavirus crisis. Ten million have helped in their community – most plan to continue after lockdown ends Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Volunteers help restock a community food bank in Carrbrook Village, Greater Manchester. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images Ten million UK adults have been volunteering in their community during the coronavirus crisis, and most say they will carry on after the lockdown ends, according to new research. The study also found that Britons have been extending a financial helping [...]

Coronavirus: ‘Wash hands at least six times a day’

Coronavirus: 'Wash hands at least six times a day'. Washing your hands at least six to 10 times a day makes catching infections such as coronavirus much less likely, a study by UK researchers suggests. It looked at data, from 2006-09, on viruses structurally very similar to the deadly pandemic strain circulating now. Coronaviruses are a family of virus that most usually causes mild illness, such as the common cold. And all of them, including the pandemic one, can be killed by soap [...]

Coronavirus: Baffling observations from the front line

Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line. When you talk to intensive care doctors across the UK, exhausted after weeks of dealing with the ravages of Covid-19, the phrase that emerges time after time is, "We've never seen anything like this before." They knew a new disease was coming, and they were expecting resources to be stretched by an unknown respiratory infection which had first appeared in China at the end of last year. And as the number of cases increased, doctors [...]