Why is coronavirus killing BAME Britons? | The Stream

Ethnic minorities make up less than 20 percent of the British population but the outsized impact of coronavirus on their communities is startling. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics black people are four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than white people. Ethnic Bangladeshi and Pakistani men are 1.8 times more likely … Read more Why is coronavirus killing BAME Britons? | The Stream

Bolsonaro’s coronavirus response: A threat to Brazil’s economy | Counting the Cost

The coronavirus pandemic has not spared a single nation or economy, but the way some governments have handled the crisis has raised eyebrows. Brazil’s right-wing populist leader Jair Bolsonaro has been dismissive about the health crisis and implored people to ignore state governors who had ordered lockdowns and social distancing measures. The result: Brazil has … Read more Bolsonaro’s coronavirus response: A threat to Brazil’s economy | Counting the Cost

Elderly UK woman knits hospital to raise money for NHS

A 91-year-old woman knitted a hospital to raise money for the #UK’s National Health Service to help during #COVID-19. To pay tribute to the Nightingale Hospital created to treat COVID-19 patients in London, Margaret Seaman created the “Knittingale Hospital,” which includes wards, medical staff and patients. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Elderly UK woman knits hospital to raise money for NHS

U.K. Testing NIH Contact-Tracing App Aimed at Limiting a Second Coronavirus Wave

The Isle of Wright in the U.K. is testing a contact-tracing app developed by the country’s National Health Service aimed at stemming a second wave of coronavirus. It’s the first place where the app will be tested in the country before being rolled out more widely later in May. Epidemiologists say that about 56% of … Read more U.K. Testing NIH Contact-Tracing App Aimed at Limiting a Second Coronavirus Wave

U.K. Testing Coronavirus Tracing App on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight was chosen to test out U.K.’s National Health Service application aimed at tracking and tracing the spread of coronavirus. Watch the video to see a resident test the app on its first day in action. The app, rolled out for trial on the Isle of Wight Thursday, is central to the … Read more U.K. Testing Coronavirus Tracing App on the Isle of Wight

Banksy Honors Health Care Workers in New Artwork

Banksy is back with new artwork honoring hospital workers battling #Covid19. It will eventually be auctioned off with funds going to the U.K.’s National Health Service. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ … Read more Banksy Honors Health Care Workers in New Artwork

The Volunteers Sewing 4,000+ Scrubs for U.K. Health Care Workers

Four women from London have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by organizing a volunteer movement that has so far sewn almost 4,000 sets of scrubs for British health care workers. They decided to act when Britain’s National Health Service ran short of protective gowns and and other forms of personal protection equipment (PPE). Rather than … Read more The Volunteers Sewing 4,000+ Scrubs for U.K. Health Care Workers

War Veteran Who Raised Millions For Medics Celebrates 100th Birthday

British war veteran Tom Moore was appointed as honorary colonel after he raised £29 million ($36 million) for the U.K. National Health Service (NHS). He celebrates his 100th birthday on Thursday with his new medals, a Spitfire flypast and over 120,000 cards sent to him from around the world. Captain Moore said he’s “absolutely, totally … Read more War Veteran Who Raised Millions For Medics Celebrates 100th Birthday

Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday marked by a flypast – watch live

A flypast by a Spitfire and Hurricane over army veteran Captain Tom Moore’s house marks his 100th birthday. He raised millions for Britain’s national health service during the coronavirus crisis with a sponsored walk around his garden. UK latest coronavirus news Captain Tom Moore made colonel for 100th birthday

LIVE: Spitfires and Hurricanes flypast for Cpt Tom Moore’s birthday

Hurricane and spitfire aircrafts will do a flypast over Captain Tom Moore’s house in Bedford, as Thursday marks the WWII veteran hailed national hero’s 100th birthday. Moore has recently fundraised more than £29 million for the National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus outbreak, by walking laps of his 25-metre-long back garden. Get the latest … Read more LIVE: Spitfires and Hurricanes flypast for Cpt Tom Moore’s birthday

Watch again: Spitfires flypast for Cpt Tom Moore’s birthday

Hurricane and spitfire aircrafts will do a flypast over Captain Tom Moore’s house in Bedford, as Thursday marks the WWII veteran hailed national hero’s 100th birthday. Moore has recently fundraised more than £29 million for the National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus outbreak, by walking laps of his 25-metre-long back garden. Get the latest … Read more Watch again: Spitfires flypast for Cpt Tom Moore’s birthday

Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday – how he inspired the nation

He was only trying to do his bit, but instead Captain Tom became a national hero. The WWII veteral set out to walk around his garden 100 times to raise £1,000 for charity and achieved his aim 30,000 times over. “I think it’s an absolutely fantastic sum of money, you would never imagine sort of … Read more Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday – how he inspired the nation

U.K. Warns of Possible Coronavirus-Linked Kawasaki Disease in Kids

British health authorities warned doctors over a growing number of children with a “multi-system inflammatory state” that could be linked to the coronavirus, while reassuring people any complications related to Covid-19 for children appeared rare. The alert, posted on Twitter by the U.K. Paediatric Intensive Care Society and verified by a spokeswoman for the National … Read more U.K. Warns of Possible Coronavirus-Linked Kawasaki Disease in Kids

Paralyzed sportsman climbs ‘Qomolangma’ up stairs to get funds for NHS

Ed Jackson, a paralyzed ex-rugby player, has climbed the equivalent height of Mt. Qomolangma on his parents’ staircase. It took the 31-year old four days to climb 5,566 flights of stairs, up and down for 12 hours a day to get the 29,029-feet target. According to Reuters, he has so far managed to raise more … Read more Paralyzed sportsman climbs ‘Qomolangma’ up stairs to get funds for NHS

Wiltshire artist creates ‘Ribbon of Light’ from old discs along countryside lodge in tribute to NHS

In the UK, the Telegraph reported on an artist in Wiltshire who has created a “Ribbon of Light” out of 120,000 old CDs to celebrate the National Health Service (NHS) during the Covid-19 outbreak. This summer, the Bruce Munro Studio will be creating a shimmering ribbon of light along the ridge of Long Knoll, Wiltshire … Read more Wiltshire artist creates ‘Ribbon of Light’ from old discs along countryside lodge in tribute to NHS