Planet Normal: Professor Karol Sikora on why the true Covid-19 death toll may be lower than we think

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It’s what feels like week number 582 of lockdown, and it’s trip number three to Planet Normal. This week, Telegraph columnists, Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan blast off into a lively debate on what they’d like to do to a statue of Gavin Wiliamson and whether theme parks could possibly be safer than schools.

Plus renowned oncologist, Professor Karol Sikora weighs in on why he wants the nation to “unwash” their brains of fear, and he submits to the ultimate black hole: a war of words with Piers Morgan.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • France’s Macron Announces Gradual Easing of Lockdown
  • Berejiklian has been ‘best by a long shot’ yet she’s in the media’s ‘firing line’
  • COVID surge? Get Thanksgiving to go
  • AsiaWorld-Expo to be put to use as Hong Kong’s temporary hospital again
  • SA COVID patients to be placed in hospital amid fears over Peppers Hotel outbreak | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • France’s Macron Announces Gradual Easing of Lockdown
  • Economy is ‘building momentum’ into the end of 2020
  • City of Toronto orders closure of barbecue restaurant that defied COVID-19 lockdown order
  • In This Story: Piers Morgan

    Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan is an English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality. He is currently a co-presenter of the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain from Monday to Wednesday each week.

    Piers Morgan has taken a hard stance on Covid-19, and vociferously believes the UK Government and people have not taken the pandemic seriously enough.

    3 Recent Items: Piers Morgan

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