China’s President is admitting shortfalls in the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Xi Jinping is promising to fix problems and loopholes in the health system. The epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, reported a sharp increase in new cases. But the World Health Organization says that’s because doctors are using a broader definition to diagnose … Read more Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story
On a global scale, truly just how lethal is the current outbreak of Coronavirus? With the death toll now topping one-thousand, it has now killed more than the SARS flu of 2003. That we know. But is it really more contagious? We are still unsure of the science, partly because the virus is so new, partly … Read more Can it be contained? Coronavirus tests faith in China’s crisis management
This strain of Coronavirus, now named COVID-19, is twice as infectious as flu and without a vaccine makes it very hard to contain. Sky’s science correspondent Thomas Moore has been looking at why it poses such a risk to people and what the experts are doing to stop it. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for … Read more Coronavirus: How many people are at risk?
ITV News has seen inside the French lab where a vaccine for the coronavirus is being developed. The flu-like virus that has broken out in China has researchers worldwide scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time. Scientists from Australia to France, along with a … Read more Inside the lab working to find a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus | ITV News
Medical face masks are often used during flu season or a virus outbreak — and photos of people wearing them have come to be a defining symbol during a health scare. Most people wear surgical masks, while health workers wear stronger masks that are individually fitted. Experts say masks can be effective in preventing the … Read more Do face masks work? An expert explains.
The Chinese city of Wuhan, the source of an outbreak of a new flu-like virus, is closing its transport networks and has advised citizens not to leave the city as the death toll rose steeply overnight. Hospitals in Wuhan are reportedly dealing with huge numbers of sick patients, raising fears the new coronavirus is spreading … Read more Chinese city goes into lockdown as coronavirus death toll doubles | ABC News
An Australian man who is being tested for a deadly new strain of coronavirus has been released from home isolation in Brisbane. He is, however still under supervision for any signs of the illness after returning from China with flu-like symptoms. There are growing concerns the outbreak could turn into a global epidemic. Chinese authorities … Read more Brisbane man released from isolation as global coronavirus epidemic fears grow | ABC News
A bout of the flu may mean that Luca Modric misses out in tonight’s UEFA Champions League Group A match between FC Twente and Tottenham. Spurs, who are already certain of a place in the knock-out phase of the tournament, are looking for a win to secure the top spot in the group, ahead of … Read more Football: Modric May Miss FC Twente v Tottenham Hotspur
South Africa has sent home two of its players from the current Autumn International tour of the Six Nations, as Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson both tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine. Methylhexaneamine is a stimulant that has been known to be present in nasal decongestants, but has also been included on the World … Read more Rugby Union: South Africans Test Positive for Methylhexaneamine