Month: <span>May 2020</span>

UK has second-highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe, new figures show
Post

UK has second-highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe, new figures show

Issued on: 29/04/2020 – 18:43Modified: 29/04/2020 – 18:43

The United Kingdom now has Europe's second-highest official death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures on Wednesday that cover fatalities in all settings, including in nursing homes.

Advertising

Read more

Some 26,097 people died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus as of April 28 at 1600 GMT, Public Health England (PHE) said. That means the United Kingdom has had more COVID-19 deaths than France and Spain have reported.

"These more complete data will give us a fuller and more up to date picture of deaths in England and will inform the government's approach as we continue to protect the public," Yvonne Doyle, medical director at PHE, said.

Although international comparisRead More – Source

[contf]
[contfnew]

france24
[contfnewc]
[contfnewc]

Worth the risk? Sweden bets on herd immunity
Post

Worth the risk? Sweden bets on herd immunity

Issued on: 30/04/2020 – 20:58Modified: 30/04/2020 – 20:58

THE DEBATE © FRANCE 24
Just how big a gamble did Sweden take when it bucked the trend in Scandinavia and opted never to lock down the country? Its death toll now far exceeds that of its less populated neighbours, with the virus most notably tearing through nursing homes. The payoff, argue the Swedes, is that more than an estimated one quarter of the population is now immune to the coronavirus. Herd immunity was never an option in France, where hospitals were quickly overrun with patients. In past pandemics, citizens never considered confinement as an option. What can history teach us about the present crisis?

Our guRead More – Source

[contf]
[contfnew]

france24
[contfnewc]
[contfnewc]