How the pandemic is forcing poverty-stricken parents to make desperate choices

“What’s happening is not surprising,” says Erica Hall, child rights expert at WorldVision. “And it’s coming out of the desperation of families, but it’s also because their protection systems have been shut down – the schools are closed, the courts are shut, the police are not as visible.” As well as removing the safety nets for […]

Millions download NHS tracing app despite ‘teething problems’

More than 10 million people downloaded the NHS Covid-19 app in its first three days, the Government has said, despite a raft of problems which saw users sent infection warnings that vanished without further information. The Department of Health said that six million...

Hopes for nasal spray that gave ’96pc infection cover’ in ferrets

Weekly use of a nasal spray could give 96 per cent protection from coronavirus, new research from Public Health England (PHE) shows. The new preventive treatment could move to human trials within months following successful results on ferrets. The spray was originally...