Republican Rep. Steve Scalise deleted a controversial video that used doctored footage of a disabled activist to attack Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
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Affluent millennials and holidaymakers are driving the second wave of coronavirus, the latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests. The ONS investigated the characteristics and behaviours of those who tested positive for Covid-19 in England between July 23 and September 10. It found that cases were rising fastest in wealthy under-35s who had socially-distanced contact with at least six people in the previous week. While cases have remained largely static in the least deprived areas – with an infection rate of about 0.1 per cent – they have doubled in the wealthiest parts of regions. The rise in those areas has been largely driven by the under-35s, whose infection rate has more than quadrupled since the end of July (the graphic below illustrates coronavirus cases by age group).
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong and Death in Paradise star Ben Miller have joined with Graham Linehan and supporters of the LGB Alliance in signing an open letter purporting to ‘stand in solidarity’ with JK Rowling.
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The British government is mulling tougher restrictions in England to tackle a swiftly accelerating second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak, possibly outlawing more inter-household socialising, a junior health minister said on Monday. "We don't want to bring on new restrictions but of course we keep a constant eye on what is going on with the COVID rate," Junior Health Minister Helen Whately told Sky News. The Times newspaper said ministers were preparing to enforce a total social lockdown across much of northern England and potentially London.
It had been reported that bars in Parliament would not have to close early.
Weekly use of a nasal spray could give 96 per cent protection from coronavirus, new research from Public Health England (PHE) shows. The new preventive treatment could move to human trials within months following successful results on ferrets. The spray was originally developed to boost natural human immunity to common colds and the flu, but has been retested to see if it would also work for coronavirus. It is produced by Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory and works by preventing the virus from replicating in the respiratory tract. "We've been amazed with just how effective our treatment has been," said Dr Christophe Demaison, managing director of Ena Respiratory. "By boosting the natural immune response of the ferrets with our treatment, we've seen a rapid eradication of the virus. If humans respond in a similar way, the benefits of treatment are two-fold. Individuals exposed to the virus would most likely rapidly eliminate it, with the treatment ensuring that the disease does not progress beyond mild symptoms. This is particularly relevant to vulnerable members of the community. "In addition, the rapidity of this response means that the infected individuals are unlikely to pass it on, meaning a swift halt to community transmission." The study was led by Prof Miles Carroll, PHE's deputy director, and is posted on the biomedical prepublication research site, medRxiv. The results show that by boosting the immune response, the spray dramatically decreased the chance of infection, even when the ferrets were deliberately infected with the virus. The company is seeking additional funding to accelerate the nasal spray's clinical development and global distribution. The drug's official name is INNA-051 and it is a synthetic small molecule which can be self-administered once or twice a week.
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Northumbria Police said four people were arrested for breaching COVID-19 regulations after a protest in Newcastle, while two men were fined.
Greek police are searching for whoever was responsible for daubing red paint on a giant Greek flag on Kastellorizo, the tiny Aegean island that is at the centre of the crisis between Athens and Ankara. The paint – the colour of the Turkish flag – was splashed all over the blue and white flag, which is etched into a hillside on the island, facing the Turkish coast. A drone that was launched around the same time as the attack took aerial photos of the desecrated flag and there were reports that it played the Turkish national anthem through a loudspeaker. Athens has demanded that Turkey also investigate the incident, saying it was an insult to Greek national honour. “The police and the army are investigating and we are waiting for them to tell us what they have found out,” Michael Amygdalos, the deputy mayor of Kastellorizo, told The Telegraph on Monday. There were earlier reports that the paint had been dropped by the drone, but that was incorrect, he said.
Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone. Any move by the United States to scale down its diplomatic presence in a country where it has up to 5,000 troops would be widely seen in the region as an escalation of its confrontation with Iran, which Washington blames for missile and bomb attacks. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to close the embassy in a phone call a week ago to President Barham Salih, two Iraqi government sources said.
Chrissy Teigen found herself having to switch hospital rooms after mistakenly publishing the ward's telephone number on the internet.The 34-year-old, who is expecting her third child with husband John Legend, was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles just hours after she complained of being “bored” stuck at home.
Britain's Brexit supremo, Michael Gove, said on Monday that the clauses of the Internal Market Bill that undercut the Withdrawal Treaty would remain, despite a demand from the European Union that London scrap them. "We want to make sure that the Withdrawal Agreement is implemented in full," Gove told reporters after talks in Brussels with European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic.
English people in Scotland are being made to feel like “strangers in their own homes” as a result of rising nationalist bigotry, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has warned. Willie Rennie, in his speech to his party’s virtual conference on Sunday, said that the pandemic was being used by some to “spread hate” and said he felt “uncomfortable” with “the growing anti-English sentiment in Scotland”. He highlighted border protests in the summer in which masked demonstrators waved banners urging motorists crossing the border into Scotland to stay away.
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It's like what Fleabag said: hair is everything. "It's the difference between a good day and a bad day," she lamented, and we have a feeling she'd back us when we say that's precisely why you'll want to brush up on the coolest hairstyle trends of the year. They may not be "everything," but they will be everywhere - and you can easily recreate them yourself, in the comfort of your own home. So what can you expect? "2020 has been seeing a lot of experimentation," said LA-based celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps. "We are pushing style boundaries and changing our hair in more meaningful ways. People are not afraid to do something drastic or even out of the norm. It's really about having fun and letting your hair show how you feel. Whether this is a permanent change through color or cut or even just wigs or extensions, we are going to see hair that is bold and strong." "Strong," it seems, is the big buzz word this year. Hairstylist and global creative director for Redken Guido Palau agrees: "We're seeing hair with stronger styles. Nods to different time periods are coming back and they're very exciting. When you look at models, they very rarely have one signature look anymore - they're all trying different looks. This is so important in fashion, where you're seeing inclusivity for all looks and styles by celebrating each person's individual beauty." From retro hairstyles to sorta-woke-up-like-this looks, we asked a handful of pros to dish on the hairstyle trends to try this year (after your Amazon Prime binge-watch, of course).