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Coronavirus: new measures for masks to be considered in Wales

Coronavirus: new measures for masks to be considered in Wales

Coronavirus: new measures for masks to be considered in Wales

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#OnlineEvents – Laura Whitmore gets Love Island fans excited for special virtual quiz night #LoveIsland

Laura Whitmore gets Love Island fans excited for special virtual quiz (Picture: ITV / Backgrid / PA)Love Island fans are in for a treat as Laura …

Laura Whitmore gets Love Island fans excited for special virtual quiz night

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Get better sleep to strengthen your immune system

By Glenn Paradise, Dep Slepwear We all know that sleep is important to our health. We get a good night’s sleep and we feel good the next day. 279 …

Get better sleep to strengthen your immune system

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Benefits of Meditation

I believe one of the main benefits of meditation, even if only a few minutes a day, is to allow us to create a pause between a stimulus and our …

Benefits of Meditation

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#PositiveNews Ireland – Major energy boost as seven offshore wind farms are fast tracked…

Major energy boost as seven offshore wind farms fast-tracked

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/major-energy-boost-as-seven-offshore-wind-farms-fast-tracked-0phbtd9xd

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Arise Sir Tom Moore…

Arise Sir Tom Moore: latest honour for veteran who raised £33m

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/arise-sir-tom-moore-latest-honour-for-veteran-who-raised-33m-gbjjqd06c

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Captain Tom Moore’s charity single with Michael Ball at the top of the charts

Captain Tom Moore is sitting at the top of the iTunes chart with You will never walk alone (Photo: PA)Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball landed at …

Captain Tom Moore’s charity single with Michael Ball at the top of the charts

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Mum shares tricks for saving money on grocery shopping during coronavirus lockdown

Morgan Prangnell, who’s a mum to an eight-year-old, shares how she saves money on her grocery shopping (Picture: Morgan Prangnell)Found yourself …

Mum shares tricks for saving money on grocery shopping during coronavirus lockdown

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Jeremy Clarkson fears returning to normal life after coronavirus lockdown: ‘I’m not sure I want that’

Jeremy Clarkson is ‘scared’ about returning to his normal life after lockdown ends (Picture: Rex)Jeremy Clarkson is ‘scared’ about returning to …

Jeremy Clarkson fears returning to normal life after coronavirus lockdown: ‘I’m not sure I want that’

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The Lockdown Choice

The Lockdown Choice – A Coronavirus Poem

When in Lockdown over Coronavirus,

we need to search down deep inside us.

We need to decide to live in so much fear,

Or learn to let that fear disappear!

Those in fear will panic and moan,

over eat, stay unhealthy and stay stuck all alone.

Whilst those that are optimistic, happy & positive,

will learn new things, stay healthy and choose to still live.

You can’t manage things beyond your control,

But you can choose your response, so make positive your goal!

Avoid negative people and negative press,

And anything else that will add to your stress.

Be thankful for the extra time and leisure,

And for doing more things that gives you some pleasure.

The Lockdown won’t last for too long,

Then life will continue, the show will go on.

Hopefully you will heed my advice,

Decide to enjoy Lockdown and make it quite nice.

Written by Mike Armstrong on 16/4/20.

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CoronavirusPoem

#LockdownChoice

#ABL – Always Be Learning and Keep working on you!

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

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East Londoner becomes a lockdown sensation with poem about talking boobs

Holly read the poem on an Instagram Live with Canadian poet Rupi Kaur (Picture: Holly McComish)When an East London trainee actress wrote a poem about…

East Londoner becomes a lockdown sensation with poem about talking boobs

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Joe Wicks tipped for Sports Personality of the Year 2020 after YouTube workout success

Joe Wicks has been tipped for Sports Personality of the Year 2020 after the roaring success of his online PE classes. The 33-year-old television …

Joe Wicks tipped for Sports Personality of the Year 2020 after YouTube workout success

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A Coronavirus Poem to help inspire & motivate those in lockdown – #PositiveCoronavirusNews #KickCoronasAss

Coronavirus Poem

So Coronavirus is here, it’s made us all Lockdown.

Lots of us are unhappy, it’s even made us frown!

But as the storm clouds linger, a new dawn is awaiting.

A time for fun and laughter and no more self isolating.

Let’s cheers on all the NHS and others on the front line.

Let clap and cheer on Thursday evenings and show them all a good time.

When Entrepreneurs pull together they can get a lot achieved.

Making Ventilators, Facemasks and lots of PPE.

So now’s a time to stay positive, and don’t let Covid Win,

Let’s stop the virus spreading, it’s time to all stay in.

Don’t get down for too long, as storms will always pass.

Keep motivated and positive an let’s kick Corona’s Ass.

Mike Armstrong #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#PositiveCoronavirusNews #KickCoronasAss

Written By Mike Armstrong On 12/04/2020

Copyright MikeArmstrong 2020

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Cancer survivor, 72, who beat coronavirus is met by cheers as he leaves hospital after two weeks on a ventilator

A LUNG cancer survivor who beat the coronavirus after spending two weeks on a ventilator received a round of applause upon leaving the hospital …

Cancer survivor, 72, who beat coronavirus is met by cheers as he leaves hospital after two weeks on a ventilator

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Britain’s Got Talent 2020 preview: Amanda Holden left sobbing over choir Sign With Us and you will be too

Amanda Holden reduced tears over sign language choir and, honestly, same (Picture: Rex)Amanda Holden is left sobbing by a choir who coming singing …

Britain’s Got Talent 2020 preview: Amanda Holden left sobbing over choir Sign With Us and you will be too

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Italian gran, 104, who survived Spanish flu pandemic becomes world’s oldest person to overcome coronavirus

A WOMAN of 104 has become the world’s oldest person to survive coronavirus. Italian Ada Zanusso is on the mend after fighting off the killer bug. …

Italian gran, 104, who survived Spanish flu pandemic becomes world’s oldest person to overcome coronavirus

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COVID-19’s oldest known survivor: A World War II veteran who also survived the 1918 flu – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

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COVID-19’s oldest known survivor: A World War II veteran who also survived the 1918 flu

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Positive Coronavirus News from Harvard no less – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Robert H. Shmerling, MD

In the midst of the fear, worry, and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, each day seems to bring news that’s worse than the day before.

The cause for concern is justified. But, as in most major disasters, tragedies, and public health threats, there are reasons for hope, and even optimism. They may be hard to see, even if you’re a “cup-half-full” or “it could always be worse” type of person. But they are there. Here are a few.

The good news about the coronavirus pandemic

  • Most people with COVID-19 recover.Estimates now suggest that 99% of people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 will recover. Some people have no symptoms at all. And while thousands of people have died, the overall death rate is about 1% (or perhaps even lower), far less than MERS (about 34%), SARS(about 11%), or Ebola (90%), though higher than the average seasonal flu(0.1%).The loss of life related to this illness is terrible and far more cases are expected, but based on the fatality rates alone, it could be far worse.
  • Children seem to be infected less often and have milder disease. According to the CDC, the vast majority of infections so far have afflicted adults. And when kids are infected, they tend to have milder disease. For kids and their parents, that’s good news. However, it’s important to note that children can develop infection. A recent study from China early in the outbreak demonstrated that a small number of kids, especially infants and toddlers, can develop serious infection. As is true generally, it’s likely that kids can spread infection in the absence of symptoms, though how often this happens is unclear. It’s perplexing, though fortunate, that this new coronavirus does not behave the way so many other illnesses do, in which the elderly and the young are particularly vulnerable.
  • The number of new cases is falling where the outbreak began. During his speech declaring the new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, the director-general of the WHO pointed out that “China and the Republic of Korea have significantly declining epidemics.” In fact, Wuhan province (site of the very first cases) has just reported no new local cases for the first time since the outbreak began. The only new cases were “imported” from travelers arriving there. While actual numbers are hard to verify, and the methods these countries used to contain infection, such as aggressive diagnostic testing and strict isolation measures, are unlikely to be practical or acceptable everywhere, if the number of new cases in China is truly declining, that’s a good thing and suggests that efforts to contain the spread of this infection can be successful.
  • The internet exists. We currently have ways to practice social distancing that preserve at least some social and medical connections. People in isolation or quarantine can ask for help, visit friends, “see” family and doctors virtually, and provide updates on their condition.
  • Our response to future pandemics should improve. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in healthcare systems throughout the world that provide an opportunity to improve them. For example, a faster global response, better and quicker distribution of testing kits, and more coordinated and coherent public messaging should be expected the next time around. (No guarantees, of course.)
  • Many people and organizations have stepped up to improve the situation. In the US, for example:
    • Some major health insurers have promised to cover care and testingrelated to COVID-19.
    • A number of celebrities and professional athletes have donated significant resources to help those taking a financial hit by the pandemic, such as the workers at the stadiums where athletes play.
    • Newly approved legislation provides paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for some American workers, free testing for people without insurance, and added funding to states for Medicaid.
    • There are innumerable stories of people helping each other out — here’s one I particularly like.

The bottom line

Make no mistake: the new coronavirus epidemic is a big problem that’s expected to become bigger in the weeks and months to come. For those who are infected as well as those trying to avoid infection, these are trying times. But amid all the doom and gloom, there are some positive stories, positive messages and reasons to remain hopeful.

At a time when the citizenry of this country is so politically divided, we can also hope that this threat brings us together in ways that help us to better recognize commonalities: we’re all human, we get sick, and we worry about loved ones. As social creatures, we try to help one another when bad things happen. If that happens, it would be good news that could not have been foreseen before the pandemic.

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling

For more on this see the full Harvard Publication Here –

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-not-good-but-the-news-is-not-all-bad-2020031919247

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Positive Coronavirus News from Harvard no less – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Robert H. Shmerling, MD

In the midst of the fear, worry, and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, each day seems to bring news that’s worse than the day before.

The cause for concern is justified. But, as in most major disasters, tragedies, and public health threats, there are reasons for hope, and even optimism. They may be hard to see, even if you’re a “cup-half-full” or “it could always be worse” type of person. But they are there. Here are a few.

The good news about the coronavirus pandemic

  • Most people with COVID-19 recover.Estimates now suggest that 99% of people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 will recover. Some people have no symptoms at all. And while thousands of people have died, the overall death rate is about 1% (or perhaps even lower), far less than MERS (about 34%), SARS(about 11%), or Ebola (90%), though higher than the average seasonal flu(0.1%).The loss of life related to this illness is terrible and far more cases are expected, but based on the fatality rates alone, it could be far worse.
  • Children seem to be infected less often and have milder disease. According to the CDC, the vast majority of infections so far have afflicted adults. And when kids are infected, they tend to have milder disease. For kids and their parents, that’s good news. However, it’s important to note that children can develop infection. A recent study from China early in the outbreak demonstrated that a small number of kids, especially infants and toddlers, can develop serious infection. As is true generally, it’s likely that kids can spread infection in the absence of symptoms, though how often this happens is unclear. It’s perplexing, though fortunate, that this new coronavirus does not behave the way so many other illnesses do, in which the elderly and the young are particularly vulnerable.
  • The number of new cases is falling where the outbreak began. During his speech declaring the new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, the director-general of the WHO pointed out that “China and the Republic of Korea have significantly declining epidemics.” In fact, Wuhan province (site of the very first cases) has just reported no new local cases for the first time since the outbreak began. The only new cases were “imported” from travelers arriving there. While actual numbers are hard to verify, and the methods these countries used to contain infection, such as aggressive diagnostic testing and strict isolation measures, are unlikely to be practical or acceptable everywhere, if the number of new cases in China is truly declining, that’s a good thing and suggests that efforts to contain the spread of this infection can be successful.
  • The internet exists. We currently have ways to practice social distancing that preserve at least some social and medical connections. People in isolation or quarantine can ask for help, visit friends, “see” family and doctors virtually, and provide updates on their condition.
  • Our response to future pandemics should improve. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in healthcare systems throughout the world that provide an opportunity to improve them. For example, a faster global response, better and quicker distribution of testing kits, and more coordinated and coherent public messaging should be expected the next time around. (No guarantees, of course.)
  • Many people and organizations have stepped up to improve the situation. In the US, for example:
    • Some major health insurers have promised to cover care and testingrelated to COVID-19.
    • A number of celebrities and professional athletes have donated significant resources to help those taking a financial hit by the pandemic, such as the workers at the stadiums where athletes play.
    • Newly approved legislation provides paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for some American workers, free testing for people without insurance, and added funding to states for Medicaid.
    • There are innumerable stories of people helping each other out — here’s one I particularly like.

The bottom line

Make no mistake: the new coronavirus epidemic is a big problem that’s expected to become bigger in the weeks and months to come. For those who are infected as well as those trying to avoid infection, these are trying times. But amid all the doom and gloom, there are some positive stories, positive messages and reasons to remain hopeful.

At a time when the citizenry of this country is so politically divided, we can also hope that this threat brings us together in ways that help us to better recognize commonalities: we’re all human, we get sick, and we worry about loved ones. As social creatures, we try to help one another when bad things happen. If that happens, it would be good news that could not have been foreseen before the pandemic.

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling

For more on this see the full Harvard Publication Here –

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-not-good-but-the-news-is-not-all-bad-2020031919247

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Hardest day of lockdown yet with temperatures set to hit 20C

A police officer talks to a group of sunbathers on Brighton beach yesterday (Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP)Today could be the most challenging …

Hardest day of lockdown yet with temperatures set to hit 20C

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Latest Coronavirus News from the BBC

 

 
 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s pledge to ensure 100,000 people a day are tested for coronavirus by the end of the month might have sounded significant but it has raised questions about how the government will meet the target. Labour says details are scant. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth wants to know how many of the 100,000 would be blood tests, and what role testing would play in the government’s lockdown “exit strategy”.

Academics warn testing is not a “magic bullet” and caution against creating a “false sense of security” with talk of “immunity certificates” when the science is unproven. Health correspondent Nick Triggle assesses the government’s performance against its pledges on testing, protective equipment for NHS staff and provision of ventilators for seriously ill patients.

Meanwhile, the battle to preserve the health of the economy continues, with the government revamping its emergency loans scheme to make it easier for struggling businesses to access funds and bailing out the bus industry to keep routes open. 

For a second week, the nation honoured its key workers with applause on Thursday evening. One of them, Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary, writes for us about the pressure NHS staff feel now they are dealing with multiple patient deaths.

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

If you’re confused about the kind of shopping classed as “essential”, you’re not alone, as reporter Cherry Wilson discovers. In our latest explainers, we examine what it means – in practical terms – to be furloughed, and answer your questions about the outbreak, on subjects such as whether you can walk the dog or what policies exist on birthing partners.

Remember, there’s lots of information and advice on our dedicated page.

 
 

 
 

 

Russia’s latest gesture in the coronavirus crisis came in the form of medical supplies arriving in New York – part of an operation dubbed “from Russia with love” by the Kremlin. In late March a similar cargo was flown to Italy – the worst-hit country in the crisis – along with 100 Russian military medics.

Russian media speak of widespread gratitude for this generosity, but how much of that is fact, how much fiction? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the US had paid for the Russian supplies, and that “we have to work together to defeat #COVID19”. The Russian foreign ministry says the US paid for half of the supplies, and the other half was donated by Russia.

 
 
 

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Coronavirus testing continues to dominate front pages. Every NHS worker forced to self-isolate has been promised a test by the end of April, notes the Times. Mr Hancock has staked the government’s reputation on the commitment to test 100,000 people per day by then, which is four times more than health chiefs previously said was possible, according to the Daily Telegraph. However, the Guardian warns the so-called “immunity passports” and antibody tests the government is relying on remain unproven. And the Sun pictures an empty testing site in Surrey, while reporting that swabs are being sent to Germany for analysis. Things have gone from “bad to wurst”, suggests its headline.

 
 
   
   
 

 
 

Peer into the past via newly discovered “forbidden footage” of the UK’s World War Two codebreakers relaxing. Cameras were banned from the site of their secret operations in Buckinghamshire, and the film was anonymously donated to the Bletchley Park Trust. You can test your knowledge of events over the past seven days with our quiz of the week’s news  or – if sport is your thing – visit at 20:00 GMTto take part in the inaugural Quarantine Quiz. If you simply fancy wrapping yourself in the warm fuzz of nostalgia, delve into the BBC Archive to relive the time Blue Peter’s Shep the dog met R2D2, of Star Wars fame, 42 years ago today.

 
 
 

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Tricks to make your broadband faster at home – and the ones that definitely won’t work

With more families staying at home at work and children not going to school because of the continuing pandemic, the speed of the Internet and mobile …

Tricks to make your broadband faster at home – and the ones that definitely won’t work

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British PM Johnson has coronavirus, self-isolates in Downing Street

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said…

British PM Johnson has coronavirus, self-isolates in Downing Street

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‘I’m very sorry’: the Mercedes driver filmed taking all the rubber gloves from the petrol pump apologizes for being ‘selfish and irresponsible’

A filmed Mercedes driver taking all the rubber gloves from a petrol pump in Salford apologized for his “selfish and irresponsible actions” by saying …

‘I’m very sorry’: the Mercedes driver filmed taking all the rubber gloves from the petrol pump apologizes for being ‘selfish and irresponsible’

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