‘Covid graphs were wrong and death toll will not surpass first wave’

Although the central forecasts remain unchanged, forecasting 750 deaths a day and 4,290 hospital admissions by December 8, the upper end of the range has been revised down. Instead of 1,500 deaths, it suggests an upper figure of 1,010, while the top range for daily hospital admissions falls from around 9,000 to 6,190. The changes […]

The lesson I learnt from my mum’s death could save lives

I was 26 years old, standing in my mother’s small kitchen in Bristol, when she told me and my brother, Keir, that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was 54 and absolutely not ready to die. ‘You’re not to worry,’ she told us. ‘I’m going to beat this.’ Back...

Coronavirus death rate in coastal towns lower than inland areas

But experts said one explanation could be that more people in coastal locations are shielding, meaning they are better protected, adding that the figures showed seaside towns had little to fear from the recent influx of visitors. Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor...