West Virginia man who died at 95 becomes oldest organ donor ever in the US


Cecil Lockhart of Welch, West Virginia, 95 (pictured), became the oldest organ donor ever in the U.S. after he passed away on May 4 and his liver was transplanted into a woman in her 60s A 95-year-old man has made history as the oldest organ donor ever in the U.S. Cecil Lockhart of Welch, West […]

Don’t hug too much, keep them short and wear a MASK, cautious SAGE scientist warns


Don’t hug too often, keep embraces short and avoid face-to-face contact, is the message from No10’s cautious scientific advisers ahead of the next major relaxation of Covid rules.   Boris Johnson will announce England’s next steps out of lockdown at a 5pm Downing Street press conference today, where he is expected to confirm that friends and […]

Health Minister Nadine Dorries says she’s AGAINST forcing care home staff to have Covid vaccines


Health minister Nadine Dorries today said she would not support plans to force care home staff to be vaccinated against coronavirus.  The Government last month launched a consultation into whether mandatory jabs for carers would work and be ethical, with a final decision expected by July. Ms Dorries’ boss, Matt Hancock, has publicly endorsed the proposal, arguing […]

Boris Johnson will confirm hugs from Monday at 5pm briefing


Britain’s Covid alert level was downgraded to three today because of the success of the vaccination roll-out and dwindling case numbers. Health chiefs say infections, hospital admissions and deaths have ‘fallen consistently’ over the past few months, with social distancing measures and the huge inoculation drive to thank. The move to downgrade the alert level […]

Coronavirus: Life in UK will ‘feel a lot more normal by the summer’, says SAGE adviser Neil Ferguson


MPs, businesses and pubs and restaurants are calling for lockdown to end sooner after just five Covid death were recorded over the past two days. Even ‘Professor Lockdown’ is now optimistic that vaccines will squash the UK’s third wave of coronavirus and life in Britain will ‘feel a lot more normal by the summer’. Neil […]

CDC investigates death of Michigan woman who died from blood clot 11 days after receiving J&J


The family of a Michigan woman says she died ‘as the result of complications after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.’ Anne VanGeest, 35, a mother-of-four from Easton Township, was given the one-shot immunization on April 8, reported WOOD TV. Five days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. […]

THIRD of Britain saw ZERO Covid deaths last month


Around 22million people are living in areas across the UK where there have been no coronavirus deaths so far in April, official figures revealed today.  Data from the Government’s Covid dashboard suggests the threat of the virus has almost been eradicated in a third of the country, despite everyone still being subjected to harsh lockdown […]

Coronavirus: Indian variant cases in the UK rise to 400 and there are now three types


The proportion of UK Covid cases caused by the Indian variant spiked eight-fold in a fortnight at the start of April, MailOnline can reveal. Four hundred cases of the strain – linked to an explosion of cases in India – have now been detected in Britain since it was first spotted in February. While it accounted […]

Coronavirus: Symptom study shows Covid cases in England fall again to just 757 infections per day


The number of people developing Covid in England has dropped to another record low in the last week with just over 750 people now falling ill each day.  Researchers behind the country’s largest symptom tracking study estimate the daily number of people getting sick is down 13 per cent from 870 to 757, after falling […]

Covid India: Second wave ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’


India’s Covid second wave is being driven by a ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’ strain of virus that has pushed hospitals ‘beyond crisis point’ in just a matter of weeks, a top medic has warned. Dr Zarir Udwadia, a physician in hard-hit Mumbai and a government advisor, said India is now ‘in […]

How deadly is India’s Covid variant and is it REALLY behind explosion of cases?


India‘s coronavirus variant may not be fully to blame for the country’s devastating second wave, according to scientists who say a ‘perfect storm’ of Covid complacency, a disregard for social distancing and lack of preparedness by the Government has fuelled the crisis.  Doctors on the frontline claim the B.1.617 strain is responsible for the raging second […]

How do you get over losing the partner you’ve spent nearly all your life with?


Few moments in life are as profoundly lonely as the day after the funeral of a loved one.  And if the loss is of a lifelong companion – one’s ‘strength and stay’, as the Queen so elegantly described her husband of 73 years, the Duke of Edinburgh – then it marks the point at which […]

Covid Canada: Outbreak of Brazilian variant defies even strict quarantine hotels


An explosion of cases of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in Canada shows how even strict quarantine hotels cannot completely block troubling strains from crossing borders, experts warned today.  Scientists told MailOnline it was ‘inevitable’ when dealing with highly infectious new variants that they find a way to ‘leak’ out of the isolation scheme – which is […]

Covid US: Mortality rate rose 15.9% in 2020 due to pandemic, says CDC report


COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed in a new report published on Wednesday. Researchers determined that the virus was responsible for 91.5 deaths out of every 100,000 people with only heart disease and cancer killing more people last year. They also found […]

Mother-of-four, 27, dies of cervical cancer after check-ups were halted by Covid pandemic


Mother-of-four, 27, dies of cervical cancer after check-ups were halted by Covid pandemic and she was misdiagnosed with an early menopause Mother Lizzy Evans, 27, from Bagillt, Wales, was diagnosed with cervical cancer Began her grueling treatment soon after giving birth and was given the all clear But less than year later, Mrs Evans began […]

Black women are up to four times more likely to die of COVID-19 compared to white men


Two new studies have revealed the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on death rates in certain U.S. communities and during its early days. In one study, researchers from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that black women died of COVID-19 at far higher rates in Georgia and Michigan than white men did. Another […]

Captain Tom Moore, 100-year-old UK fundraising hero, honored at funeral


Veteran Moore received a firing salute from 14 soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment and a flypast from a World War II-era plane. His Union Flag-draped coffin was carried by soldiers from the regiment into the crematorium in Bedford, eastern England, past empty pews due to coronavirus restrictions. The soldiers then marched out and left his […]

A family is trying to get ‘orbisculate’ into the dictionary to honor their dad who died of Covid-19


“I was trying to tell people about my dad and how he was really funny, creative and very original and always could see the humor and the bright side of the situation. I kept on coming back to the word orbisculate as a way to sort of capture that,” Hilary Krieger, Neil’s daughter, told CNN. […]

Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: ‘We’re in it for the long haul’


In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined […]

Massacre in the mountains: How an Ethiopian festival turned into a killing spree


The corpses, some dressed in white church robes drenched in blood, were scattered in arid fields, scrubby farmlands and a dry riverbed. Others had been shot on their doorsteps with their hands bound with belts. Among the dead were priests, old men, women, entire families and a group of more than 20 Sunday school children, […]

The week in 43 photos


Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

Myanmar military warns protesters could suffer ‘loss of life’ ahead of planned mass strike


“It is found that protesters have raised their incitement towards riot and anarchy mob on the day of 22 February. Protesters are now inciting the people, especially emotional teenagers and youths, to a confrontation path where they will suffer the loss of life,” the State Administration Council — the name for the military junta now […]

Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Mandalay leaving at least two dead, say reports


Stringers for CNN confirm that live rounds and tear gas were used to disperse people at an anti-coup protest in the city. In video seen by CNN, a large crowd of people can be seen running away from police and taking cover. In other footage, a person can be seen being stretchered away by medics. […]

Kur do t’i kthehet botës normaliteti, parashikimi i 700 epidemiologëve për atë që e pret


Nga Margot Sanger-Katz, Claire Cain Miller and Quoctrung Bui, New York Times. Edhe me vaksinat kundër koronavirusit që janë pothuajse gati, shumë epidemiologë s’ presin që jeta e tyre të kthehet në normalitetin që ka qenë para-pandemisë derisa shumica e amerikanëve të vaksinohen. Pavarësisht se në shumë vende janë lehtësuar masat, përsëri njerëzit tregohen shumë […]

Global virus toll passes 1.5 million as nations plan for vaccine


As the world tires of economically crippling restrictions, attention has turned to the race for a vaccine The world passed the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as several nations planned to deliver much hoped-for vaccines early next year to break the cycle of lockdowns and restrictions. US President-elect Joe Biden said […]

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94


France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said. Although Giscard d’Estaing only served a single term as president from 1974 to 1981, his death marks the […]

New study highlights ‘exceptional challenges’ of bereavement during COVID-19 pandemic


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The interim findings of a survey of people bereaved in the UK since March have laid bare the difficulties and distress experienced by those who have lost a loved one this year. The first UK-wide survey exploring bereavement experiences and support was carried out by Cardiff University and the University of […]

Body of slain Iranian nuclear scientist taken to Muslim shrine


Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 11:42 The body of Iran’s assassinated top nuclear scientist has been taken to the first of several revered Shiite Muslim shrines ahead of his burial set for Monday, state media reported.  Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US “mercenary” and killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh when assailants […]

Lamtumira e Maradonës, kortezhi i varrimit arrin në varreza


Ditët po kalojnë dhe koha që Maradona të varroset po afrohet. Trupi i tij sot qëndroi në pallatin presidencial, teksa mijëra tifozë erdhën për ta parë për herë të fundit arkivolin e mbyllur me njeriun që më 1986 ngriti në qiell gjithë vendin, duke ia siguruar kampionatin botëror, përcjell GazetaBlic. Tashmë me një ceremoni të […]

In a league of his own: The genius and controversy of Diego Maradona, football’s golden child


Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 23:00 What becomes a legend most? Flawed geniuses abound in the annals of history but how many drew the same kind of devotion as Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona? What made the short-in-size but larger-than-life soccer wizard a one-of-a-kind icon? As Argentina and the football-loving world grieve their pibe de oro, we ask […]

3 ditë zie dhe një milionë persona në funeral, Argjentina përcjell sot legjendën Maradona


Ditën e djeshme u nda nga jeta legjenda e futbollit botëror dhe atij argjentinas, Diego Armando Maradona. Gjeniu i futbollit u shua në moshën 60-vjeçare në shtëpinë e tij për shkak të një arresti kardiak. E përditshmja argjentinase Clarin dha azhurnime të mëtejshme mbi çështjen e Maradona . Trupi i Diegos do t’i nënshtrohet një […]

Shqiptarët shpenzojnë miliona në Turqi për shërim nga COVID-19


Nga fillimi i pandemisë së COVID-19, nga aeroporti i Rinasit kanë fluturuar 565 chartera ambulancë drejt Turqisë dhe më pak drejt Italisë, duke u kushtuar pacientëve shqiptarë mbi 6.7 milionë euro për udhëtime dhe 12 milionë euro të tjera për kurimin në spitalet private.   Bilal A*, 54 vjeç, zbuloi se kishte COVID-19 pas një […]

India’s total number of coronavirus cases crosses 9 million


Health workers and relatives stand by the funeral pyre of a COVID-19 victim in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. India’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began has crossed 9 million. Nevertheless the country’s new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases […]

Virus wave must be fought without vaccines: WHO


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization’s emergencies director warned Wednesday that vaccines would not arrive in time to defeat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO’s Michael Ryan said vaccines should not be seen as a “unicorn” magic solution—and countries battling a resurgence of the virus would once again have to […]

Syria’s veteran foreign minister Walid Muallem dies at 79


Issued on: 16/11/2020 – 17:17 Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, a stalwart of Bashar al-Assad’s regime who held his job through a decade of conflict and several reshuffles, died Monday at the age of 79.  The veteran diplomat was hit with US and European sanctions early on in the conflict that has torn Syria apart […]

Coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000 in hard-hit Massachusetts


Priscilla Flint-Banks holds a photograph of her 87-year-old mother, Ruby Mae Kinney, who died during April of COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Once a coronavirus hot spot, Massachusetts was seen as a model for infection control this summer as coronavirus cases and deaths dwindled. Now, experts are warning the […]

France celebrates de Gaulle’s deep legacy on 50th anniversary of his death


Issued on: 09/11/2020 – 19:06 Fifty years ago Charles de Gaulle, France’s greatest leader since Napoleon, died suddenly in his armchair at the humble home where he had retired to live the quiet life he had always craved. French President Emmanuel Macron made the well-worn pilgrimage to the northeastern village of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises on Monday to […]

Support group aims to break silence on miscarriages in France


Issued on: 09/11/2020 – 18:27 In France, an estimated 200,000 miscarriages take place each year. Despite being the most common reason women visit emergency gynaecology services, silence reigns when it comes to discussing miscarriage while medical staff sometimes lack the time and training to direct women towards psychological support. FRANCE 24 observed a support group, ran by the […]

The ‘psychic wear-and-tear’ of the second lockdown could be brutal


Issued on: 02/11/2020 – 15:55 Anxiety, isolation, winter and the prospect of the holiday season separated from loved ones could further weaken the general mental health situation, warns an expert as France goes into a second lockdown. With public morale already flagging from the combined onslaught of the health crisis, economic recession and the approaching […]

French hunker down for second Covid-19 lockdown: This is what’s new


On Friday, France readied itself for its second lockdown in just seven months in a nationwide effort to curb the country’s renewed surge in Covid-19 cases. But with lessons learned from the first lockdown, the government has made some significant changes to its confinement rules. FRANCE 24 guides you through what you need to know. […]

French buy up toilet paper and pasta ahead of second lockdown


Issued on: 29/10/2020 – 21:09 Stores and businesses across France were filled Thursday by people racing to get supplies – and maybe a last-minute haircut – ahead of a new coronavirus lockdown coming into effect at midnight. Essentials like pasta and toilet paper were in high demand, as were printer ink and electronics for working […]

Divided Belgium turns into Europe’s worst virus hot spot


In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 file photo, medical staff work in the intensive care ward for COVID-19 patients at the CHR Citadelle hospital in Liege, Belgium. Small, yet so divided, Belgium is hit hard again by the pandemic, and now has some of the worst results to show in Europe during the resurgence of […]

Italy’s Lombardy region orders new anti-virus measures


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The Italian region of Lombardy, the first European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, has ordered all bars to shut at midnight from Saturday as it battles a second wave of the disease. All amateur sporting events have also been put on hold in the wealthy northern region where the first cases […]

My Quest for Sadness – The New York Times


I live with a disease that have doctors calling me a ticking time bomb and, even with this understanding, I mostly like my life. “It’s like the best mental health disorder you could possibly have!” my friend Joanne pointed out. She wasn’t wrong. Never feeling sad, however, isn’t always a good thing. I often substitute […]

Hispanics are paying the price for being ‘essential’ during the pandemic


djvstock/iStock, Getty Images Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maria de Lourdes Alvarado has had to pick up extra or overtime shifts whenever she can, like millions of other essential workers outside of the health care field who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in their communities. And also like them, Alvarado is bearing […]

US poet Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature


Issued on: 08/10/2020 – 13:24 American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. The Nobel prizes are named after dynamite inventor and wealthy businessman Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901 for […]

French Parliament votes to return stolen artefacts to Benin and Senegal


Issued on: 07/10/2020 – 02:21 French lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously voted to return prized artefacts to Benin and Senegal more than a century after they were looted by colonial forces and hauled back to Paris to be displayed in museums. The pieces include a royal throne and statues taken by the French army during a […]

After Meat Workers Die of Covid-19, Families Fight for Compensation


After Saul Sanchez tested positive for the coronavirus at a hospital in Greeley, Colo., he spoke to his daughter on the phone and asked her to relay a message to his supervisors at work. “Please call JBS and let them know I’m in the hospital,” his daughter Beatriz Rangel remembered him as saying. “Let them […]

In Spain, troops tackle track-and-trace


More than 2,000 troops from Spain’s armed forces have been drafted for track-and-trace duties “Hi, this is the army: you’re going to have to quarantine.” This is the message a Spaniard might now hear over the phone from the country’s military personnel freshly recruited to track and trace those exposed to the virus in the […]

‘promising’ news on Covid-19, the ‘French Oscars’ face down a scandal and France’s prettiest streets


FRANCE 24 spoke with the director-general of the Pasteur Institute in the northern French city of Lille about the discovery of a “promising” potential new treatment against coronavirus. Also this week, women’s rights groups protested against film director Roman Polanski’s continued role at the César Academy – also known as the French Oscars – and we […]

Activist who seized African artwork from Paris museum defends ‘political act’ at French trial


Issued on: 01/10/2020 – 07:28Modified: 01/10/2020 – 07:45 Is dislodging African artwork from a European museum a political statement, or a criminal act? That’s the question a French court weighed Wednesday in an emotionally charged trial centered around a Congolese activist campaigning to take back art he says was plundered by colonizers. “It belongs to […]

Five activists go on trial for seizing African artwork from Paris museum


Issued on: 30/09/2020 – 11:22 Five activists go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for trying to seize an African funeral staff from France’s pre-eminent indigenous art museum, hoping to increase pressure on the government to restitute items they say were stolen. Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza, a 41-year-old Congolese activist, led the operation at the Quai […]

Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Hike in Opioid Deaths


BARRE, Vermont — On the first Friday in June, Jefrey Cameron, 29, left his home around midnight to buy heroin. He had been struggling with addiction for seven years but had seemingly turned a corner, holding down a job that he loved at Basil’s Pizzeria, driving his teenage sister to the mall to go shopping […]

Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million


by Adam Geller and Rishabh R. Jain In this Sept. 17, 2020 photo provided by Kapil Chaudhary shows pictures of Joginder Chaudhary and his mother Premlata Chaudhary sitting on a table during a Hindu mourning ceremony held at the family home in Jhantala, Madhya Pradesh, India. fter the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late […]