Healthcare


  • Coronavirus tracker: the latest figures as countries fight Covid-19 resurgence

    December 23, 2020

    The FT analyses the scale of outbreaks and the number of deaths around the world The human cost of coronavirus has continued to mount, with more than 77m cases confirmed globally and more than 1.69m people known to have died. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic in March and it has spread to more ...

  • Coronavirus mutation no reason to panic: virologist

    December 21, 2020

    The new variant of COVID-19 found in the UK may spread quickly, but that doesn’t mean it’s more dangerous. The newly developed vaccines will still work, though they may need further adjustments down the line. Following alarming reports of a highly contagious coronavirus mutation in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe has sealed itself off. According to ...

  • New coronavirus variant ‘out of control’, UK health secretary warns

    December 20, 2020

    The new strain of COVID-19 is out of control and people need to behave as if they already have the virus, especially in the new Tier 4 areas of England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned. The five-day Christmas bubble period has been reduced to just Christmas Day for England, Wales and Scotland – and scrapped ...

  • Global COVID-19 cases surpass 75 million

    December 19, 2020

    Global coronavirus infections surpassed the 75 million mark on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, as several nations around the world begin vaccinating against the virus. Britain this month became the first Western country to start immunizing with the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNtech, followed by the United States which has ...