Tighter England Covid measures likely next week

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus restrictions are to be further tightened in parts of England early next week with the closure of bars and restaurants a possibility, the BBC has been told. The changes will be introduced as part of a new three tier system for local lockdowns – which will grade areas according to … Read more

House anti-trust chair says breaking up Facebook-Instagram would be right move | ZDNet

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Following the 349-page report by the U.S. House of Representatives’ subcommittee on anti-trust, released yesterday afternoon, the chair of the committee, Democratic rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, on Wednesday said he thinks it would be a good idea ot separate Instagram from Facebook, according to Reuters.  Cicilline told Reuters in an interview today that … Read more

UK, France and Germany plan Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

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Navalny, a fierce critic of the Kremlin, became gravely ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow on August 20. He was treated at the Charité Hospital in Berlin and was discharged in late September. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed Tuesday that blood and urine samples taken … Read more

Locksmith helps save Utah woman who wrote ‘911’ on her hand in a silent plea for help

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Wasatch County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home by a locksmith who’d been hired to change the lock on her front door, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. Midway is about 45 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The report said the locksmith told authorities that when he finished the work and … Read more

Italy records largest daily increase in coronavirus cases in more than five months

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People dine at a restaurant in Reykjavík, Iceland, on July 19. Sigga Ella/Bloomberg/Getty Images Iceland is introducing new restrictions in the capital Reykjavík and nearby areas amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, the country’s Ministry of Health has announced. From Wednesday, any activities or services that requires close physical contact, including hair … Read more

Dozens of Mammals at Risk of COVID Infection

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than two dozen types of animals that are often in close contact with people may be at risk of coronavirus infection, a new study suggests. This could threaten some endangered species and harm certain types of farms. In addition, some animals may act as reservoirs for … Read more

Risk of Severe COVID May Hinge on Type of Asthma

Grayson agrees with Khurana that in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was much concern that asthma could be a risk factor — a reasonable suspicion, given that the coronavirus attacks the lungs. But everything that came out of the initial epidemic in China suggested that asthma was not a risk factor … Read more

Afghan soil will not be used against India, peace negotiator Dr Abdullah tells NSA Doval

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Dr Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council of National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, is on an official visit to India from October 6 to 11, 2020. His first high-level meeting was with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval where both sides discussed the Afghan peace process and the intra-Afghan talks between the Afghan government and the … Read more

Pence Should Quarantine, Not Debate, Expert Says

Oct. 7, 2020 — Vice President Mike Pence should be self-quarantining rather than attending tonight’s debate in Salt Lake City with Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, Rochelle Walensky, MD, said during a press briefing held Wednesday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Based on media reporting and TV images from last … Read more

Long queues as Americans vote early in US election


American voters have been forming long queues, as more US states start early voting for the 3 November presidential election. Most states allow people to vote ahead of election day in person. All states have mail voting – but you may need a reason. Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming kicked off early voting on … Read more