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Study: Children less likely to catch, spread COVID-19

Study: Children less likely to catch, spread COVID-19

Health
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Children and young people are less likely to catch COVID-19 and spread the virus to others compared to adults, an analysis published Thursday by PLOS Computational Biology found. The mathematical modeling of virus transmission within households found that people age 20 and younger were 43% "as susceptible" to COVID-19 compared to those older than 20, the data showed. Advertisement The data also showed that people 20 and younger have viral loads -- the amount of coronavirus in their bodies -- estimated at 63% lower than what adults carry, which affects the likelihood they are to spread COVID-19 to others. This may explain why children are more likely than adults to receive a negative test result, despite being infected with the virus, and why fewer children than adults are...
Salah transfer rumours, plus Arsenal vs Chelsea and Man United could catch Liverpool with win at Leicester in Boxing Day fixtures, while Man City hampered by COVID

Salah transfer rumours, plus Arsenal vs Chelsea and Man United could catch Liverpool with win at Leicester in Boxing Day fixtures, while Man City hampered by COVID

Sports
There’s a cracker of a Boxing Day offering for you on talkSPORT. Premier League football has come thick and fast this season it continues during another hectic festive schedule this winter. Premier League fixtures on Boxing Day 2020 Leicester City v Manchester United – 12:30pm – LIVE on talkSPORT Aston Villa v Crystal Palace – 3pm Fulham v Southampton – 3pm Arsenal v Chelsea – 5:30pm – LIVE on talkSPORT Manchester City v Newcastle United – 8pm – LIVE on talkSPORT Sheffield United v Everton – 8pm – LIVE on talkSPORT 2 talkSPORT is your number one destination for all the action over the coming days and up first, it’s Boxing Day. Including Arsenal v Chelsea and Leicester v Manchester United, there is plenty to get your football fix at the sta...
Mid-range phones catch Indians’ fancy now, fashion and lifestyle not so much

Mid-range phones catch Indians’ fancy now, fashion and lifestyle not so much

Finance
NEW DELHI: Sales of mid-range mobile phones priced over Rs 15,000 on ecommerce platforms doubled in the May-August period from pre-Covid-19 levels on account of new launches, while fashion and lifestyle products slumped 53% in August, according to market research firm Nielsen. In the fashion category, products priced at less than Rs 500 accounted for 40% of the orders, down from Rs 1,000 earlier, as shoppers cut spending, Nielsen said. There was a 26% increase in sales of electronics and home appliances through ecommerce channels in the months from May to August, as the economy opened up, compared with the pre-Covid-19 period of December to February. Overall ecommerce sales in August stood at 71% of the pre-Covid-19 level, Nielsen said. Consumers were cautious and generally scouted for dea...
View: Hijacking bankers to catch swindlers is a terrible, terrible idea

View: Hijacking bankers to catch swindlers is a terrible, terrible idea

Finance
By Andy Mukherjee Corporate chicanery appears in multiple forms and with unfailing regularity: think Enron Corp. or Wirecard AG. What bedevils capitalism in India is the propensity of some investors to cheat all other stakeholders. In good times, “promoters” — as controlling shareholders are known in local law — puff up project costs and award contracts to related parties, draining profits away from the company. The extraordinary effort that entrepreneurs put in to beat the country’s legendary red tape provides, at least in some minds, a justification for helping themselves to an outsize share of the spoils. A highly opaque system of election financing gives politicians a stake in perpetuating the status quo. In bad times, promoters leave creditors with hardly any value to extract from fa...
Survey: Many parents worry children will catch COVID-19 at school

Survey: Many parents worry children will catch COVID-19 at school

Health
July 28 (UPI) -- More than 40% of parents worry their children will catch COVID-19 at school this fall and pass the virus on to more vulnerable family members, a survey released Wednesday by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found. Just under 40% fear their youngsters will fall behind academically and socially if online learning remains the norm when the school year starts, the researchers who conducted the survey said. Advertisement "It's no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has created many concerns and uncertainties about the upcoming school year," Parker Huston, one of the researchers who headed up the survey project, told UPI. "Each area of the country is managing different local and regional expectations and regulations, so there is not a single correct answer to how schools can bes...