One of the main talking points during the UK’s outbreak has been its unequal impact on different parts of society, including a disproportionate effect on women.
William Marcus Wilson believed he was standing his ground when he fired at a pickup truck he says was trying to run his car off the road as he drove home with his girlfriend one night last month. But Wilson, 21, who goes by Marc, is a Black man from a small city in Georgia, and the girlfriend in the car with him was white, and, according to his family and attorneys, that fact has complicated matters. Wilson, charged with murder in the death of a teenaged girl who was riding in the truck, has been in jail since June 17. “This is bigger than Marc,” said his aunt SaJuana Williams — meaning it raises the question of whether the principle of “Stand Your Ground” applies to Black men being threatened by white people.
It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities. The virus has infected almost every resident and killed eight, accounting for almost a quarter of Montana's 34 confirmed deaths. While Montana's rates of confirmed infections and deaths are much lower than other parts of the country, the outbreak at Canyon Creek Memory Care illustrates that even the most simple and common-sense preventive measures have sometimes gone unused during the pandemic, allowing the virus to sweep through elderly care facilities with devastating results.
Sir Desmond Swayne, 63, said he and a number of his constituents were "outraged and reluctant" to wear the coverings.
The report also predicted a 'reasonable' worst-case scenario of between 24,500 and 251,000 virus-related deaths.
Four policies have been set out by the Academy of Medical Sciences, which said 120,000 people could die in winter in the worst case scenario.
The reality star's 18-year-old son - who has underlying medical conditions - has been admitted to intensive care with breathing difficulties.
Wearing face masks in shops will be mandatory in England from 24 July, with people facing fines of up to £100 if they fail to do so.
The theme park will close as Hong Kong announced the reintroduction of social distancing measures.
The TV presenter's husband has been critically ill after contracting coronavirus in March and she been unable to see him in person due to quarantine rules.
With the first COVID-19 wave tailing off, scientists have urged Boris Johnson to act in the next six weeks to guard against a second wave in the winter.
A rare and life-threatening condition seen in some children and young adults after exposure to the novel coronavirus is being reported in older adults now as well. Doctors at New York University, in a report on Saturday in the Lancet medical journal, reported a similar case in a 45-year-old man. Doctors at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn reported last month in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine a case in a 36-year-old woman.
According to analysis by Reuters, infections climbed by a million in the last five days, the quickest climb for a million new cases since the beginning of the worldwide pandemic.
The government will limit group gatherings to four people – from 50 – a measure last seen during its second wave of coronavirus in March.
The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. "Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one," WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from the U.N. agency's headquarters in Geneva. Tedros, whose leadership has been criticised by U.S. President Donald Trump, said that of 230,000 new cases on Sunday, 80% were from 10 nations, and 50% from just two countries.
Sunbathers have been told to move on from the iconic beach by municipal police officers because it is now open only for people wanting to exercise.