France says Covid crisis ‘worsening’, aims to avoid lockdown

French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned Friday the country was seeing a “clear worsening” of the coronavirus pandemic, but said he would aim to avoid a new nationwide lockdown that would further hammer the economy. Nearly 10,000 new cases were recorded on Thursday, a record since wide-scale testing began, but Castex said a recent increase in COVID-19 hospitalisations was particularly […]

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There’s another health crisis looming – what happens when the poker machines switch back on?

When the COVID-19 restrictions came into force more than two months ago, it meant lights out for the country’s 200,000 poker machines. Now, the pokies are slowly turning on again across the country. This week, NSW became the first state to allow venues to reopen, with certain rules mandating patrons keep 1.5 metres apart. While the health risks certainly need […]

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The doctor postponed his retirement to help in the Corona-crisis – now he died of Covid-19

They called him “our Jay-Z”. With 62 years of the popular New York doctor James Mahoney wanted to actually go in pension. But then, the Coronavirus came from. Mahoney decided to move his pension. Now he died on the Covid-19. Since the beginning of his career, Mahoney has worked almost 40 years at the University hospital in Brooklyn, and later […]

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Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals crisis has tested our GPs as never before

Diary of a GP on the front line: Coronavirus victims coughing all over the surgery, patients demanding sick notes, and the trials of diagnosing care home residents by iPad… Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals the crisis has tested our GPs as never before Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID How is the pandemic affecting general practice, the […]

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‘In a crisis like this, an antiviral drug could buy us some time’

Francesco Stellacci, a professor in EPFL’s School of Engineering, discusses his research in the field of nanomedicine and how it could help us get past the coronavirus crisis. As the COVID-19 outbreak rages on, researchers are in a race against the clock to find some way to combat the coronavirus. Francesco Stellacci, the professor who heads the Supramolecular Nano-Materials and […]

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