Engagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push to tackle conspiracy theories.
Senior figures fear that inadequate support and equipment caused sector to plunge into crisis A failure to provide care homes with enough NHS expertise and hospital equipment has exacerbated the growing coronavirus crisis among their residents, senior care figures have warned.
Playwright and director, recently recovered from coronavirus, gives damning verdict of UK government’s crisis response David Hare has said the UK government needs to “own up to their mistakes, stop dodging and waffling and start to trust us with the truth”, while giving his own damning verdict of its handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
Governments warn of threat of second wave of cases amid local spikes in infections Several European countries a few weeks ahead of the UK on the road out of lockdown have experienced local spikes in coronavirus infections, but all have maintained an overall downward trend in new daily cases of the virus. Most governments, though, continue to warn of the real threat of a second wave of Covid-19 cases and to insist on the importance of physical distancing if the spread of the virus is not to pick up again as restrictions ease further.