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Clashes broke out as a huge anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square was shut down by police after crowds ignored social distancing rules.Thousands of maskless demonstrators descended on central London on Saturday for a "we do not consent" rally, despite pleas from police for people to abide by coronavirus restrictions.
Patients who take a daily dose of vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from coronavirus, according to a new study in the US.The vitamin was linked to higher levels of immune cells in the blood and much lower inflammatory markets, scientists at Boston University’s school of medicine found.
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Boris Johnson has announced that frontline workers who played a key role in the fight against coronavirus will be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours next month.The Prime Minister praised the “dedication, courage and compassion” shown by the recipients.
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Belarus police arrested dozens of women protesting in Minsk on Saturday, September 26, reports said.Demonstrators have occupied the streets of Minsk since an August 9 presidential election that saw President Alexander Lukashenko win in a landslide. The results were denounced by opposition politicians who claimed the election was rigged, and the vote was criticized abroad. Many of Lukashenko’s opponents have since been forced to flee the country.In the ensuing protests, women have taken an outsized role, facing off with riot police across the city. According to the AFP, 95 people, the majority women, were arrested during protests on Saturday in the Belarusian capital.This footage from Saturday shows protesters demonstrating in Minsk as a number of women are detained by masked security forces. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful
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The next pandemic is on its way. Coronavirus must help us prepare for it. Scientists estimate we will face a health emergency at least once every five years. Our new initiative seeks a better response . Sally Davies is a former chief medical officer for England
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The number of new coronavirus cases in the UK has soared by more than 6,000 for the fourth day running as the death toll rose by 34.The Government said that as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
It had begun to feel like the pandemic was over in Sweden, that we would be spared the resurgence in infection seen elsewhere in Europe. Then on Tuesday, a slight rise in cases and the prospect of targeted local restrictions came as an unpleasant reminder. That and being chucked out of the café near the Skåne coast where I was working last Saturday. "Do you have a cold?", the man behind the counter asked. "Because the family who was here, they said you were coughing." I offered to leave, hoping it wouldn't be necessary. But it was. "I'm sorry, corona times, but yes, that would be best." For me, this was significant chiefly because of how unusual it was. Since the pandemic hit in the middle of March, Sweden has remained so calm, and its restrictions been so gentle, that it has often felt like a crisis happening elsewhere. Looking at the raised tempers, blame, hysteria and sense of panic over in the UK, the calm here has felt surreal, and something to be grateful for. The episode also added to my first-hand evidence that Swedes are largely continuing to abide by the public health agency's recommendations - keep your distance, keep good hygiene, and stay home when you're sick (I suppose I might add, although it's not a recommendation, report on fellow customers who don't). Even as Sweden's state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell on Tuesday and Thursday outlined his agency's new strategy of highly targeted local restrictions to quickly end outbreaks, he reiterated the importance of setting restrictions on a national level that are sufficient but light enough to be kept in place for the duration.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island's armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions. This month alone, China's drills have included its jets crossing the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait and exercising near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea. Beijing regards Taiwan as a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the democratic island under its control.
A weekday afternoon in Leeds city centre and a furious speaker is telling a crowd of 40 or so onlookers that coronavirus is a scam dreamed up by a shadowy cabal of global elites seeking to control the rest of us. “This is not a conspiracy theory,” she shouts to applause. People here are anti-lockdown, anti-mask and anti-vaccine but, most of all, anti- (deep breath) the big pharma-finance-media-science-tech-industrial complex which, they say, has either created or exaggerated coronavirus in a bid to make the rich richer, remove the freedoms of the rest of us and create a single over-arching world government.
An officer in riot gear repeatedly slammed their plastic shield up and down while they and other officers worked to subdue men on the ground during protests in Los Angeles, California, on September 25 over the police killing of Breonna Taylor.This video shows the confrontation on Sunset Boulevard. According to reports, the sheriff’s department responded to the protests.Video from another angle showed deputies inspecting a flat-bed truck with a number of people in the back. As the people started to flee the truck, officers tackled or knocked some to the ground. One officer is seen striking a downed protester with a shield. Later the officer is seen chopping forcefully with the shield towards the person on the ground.This video shows the confrontation from a nearby parked car. Afterwards, officers line up next to the car with an assortment of non-lethal weapons, pointing down the street.The video ends abruptly as an officer turns their attention on the uploader, shining a light into her car, banging on the window and shouting “get out of here.”Friday night saw the third night of protests across the US in response to a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers under investigation for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.Former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison was, however, charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. His bond was set at $15,000. Hankison was fired from the police force on June 23 for his role in the shooting of Taylor.Sargent Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, two other officers who fired their weapons while trying to serve a search warrant on Taylor’s apartment in the early hours of March 13, were not charged.Protests were being held in other cities including New York City and Boston. Credit: cammylala via Storyful