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Covid spreading faster in England than ‘worst-case scenario’, documents show

Covid spreading faster in England than ‘worst-case scenario’, documents show

Health
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The celebrities striking the right note by spreading comfort and joy

The celebrities striking the right note by spreading comfort and joy

Entertainment
With tours, TV shows and film shoots shut down, the coronavirus pandemic has left celebrities with little to do but go on social media and show us, more than ever, what they are really like.At one end of the scale are the self-important, earnest, out-of-touch - and increasingly irrelevant.At the other are the compassionate, creative and life-enhancing.The stars who have actually connected with fans during this crisis are those who have provided positivity, escapism, humour and a human touch.Many have been posting regular videos and even hastily-created home-made shows from lockdown. Here are some of the best: John Krasinski's good newsIn mid-March, the release of film sequel A Quiet Place Part II...
Coronavirus: China accuses US of causing panic and ‘spreading fear’

Coronavirus: China accuses US of causing panic and ‘spreading fear’

World
The Chinese government has accused the United States of causing "panic" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak.It follows the US decision to declare a public health emergency and deny entry to foreign nationals who had visited China in the past two weeks. There are more than 17,000 confirmed cases of the virus in China. Some 361 people have died in the mainland alone. Outside China, there are more than 150 confirmed cases of the virus - and one death, in the Philippines.US bars foreigners who recently visited ChinaCoronavirus: A visual guide to the outbreakWhat else did China say?In a news briefing on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the US actions "could only create and spread fear" instead o...
Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe’s hospitals

Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe’s hospitals

Health
Superbugs resistant to emergency antibiotics are spreading in hospitals, a Europe-wide study shows. Drugs called carbapenems are used when an infection cannot be treated with anything else. The spread of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae was "extremely concerning", researchers from the Sanger Institute said.And they warned other bugs could become resistant too - because of the unique way bacteria have sex. What is Klebsiella pneumoniae?It can live completely naturally in the intestines without causing problems for healthy people.However, when the body is unwell, it can infect the lungs to cause pneumonia, and the blood, cuts in the skin and the lining of the brain to cause meningitis. Is it becoming a problem? Antibiotic resistance has led to...