How close are we to a coronavirus vaccine? Latest news on UK and US trials

How close are we to a coronavirus vaccine? Latest news on UK and US trials

The findings, led by the National Institutes of Health, have not been peer-reviewed or published, but Professor Robin Shattock, Professor of Mucosal Infection and Immunity, Imperial College London, called the early results “encouraging”. He added: “This is a promising start, but efficacy data will be key followed by an ability to scale in a manner […]
coronavirus latest news social care homes deaths lockdown

coronavirus latest news social care homes deaths lockdown

Donald Trump has said that new guidelines about reopening states after lockdowns due to coronavirus will be shared with governors on Thursday, calling it a “very big day”, Ben Riley-Smith writes. The US president said during a White House press briefing that the...
Coronavirus positive: good news round-up

Coronavirus positive: good news round-up

A cohort of telecoms firms have come together to provide faster broadband in care homes with slow internet connections. Internet and mobile companies, including EE, Sky, Vodafone and BT, are working with NHS England to improve connectivity in homes with limited or no...
Survey reveals half of people have seen coronavirus fake news online

Survey reveals half of people have seen coronavirus fake news online

WhatsApp is facing calls to halt the spread of dangerous messages impersonating officials and health workers, as Ofcom has found half of people have seen Coronavirus fake news online. A leading academic said the Government should have powers to break encryption so it...
Coronavirus fake news ‘could cost lives’, Culture Secretary warns

Coronavirus fake news ‘could cost lives’, Culture Secretary warns

Fake news about coronavirus spreading on social media “could cost lives”, the Culture Secretary has warned as Facebook posts have been uncovered telling people they can protect themselves by gargling water. Oliver Dowden said a new Number 10 ‘Rapid Response Unit’ had...