Corona Virus

Corona Virus

Death during coronavirus creates a double ache because humans need to share our grief | Death and dying

Grief is a powerful and chaotic emotion even when the world’s not ending, but in this strange, still and anxious time of coronavirus, its challenge feels impossible. My friend Paul died last week. We’d been close for 20 years. Not yet 60, he was bronzed and handsome, and he favoured cashmere sweaters in colours like …

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Physical abuse of older children soared in lockdown, says NSPCC | Society

Four times as many adolescents are physically abused compared with younger children in England, analysis of police-recorded offences shows, with incidents against 11- to 18-year-olds soaring during the coronavirus lockdown. The numbers and rates of recorded physical abuse offences against older children in England and Wales have increased since 2014-15, the NSPCC said in a …

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Coronavirus live news: Gaza in lockdown following first local cases; Hong Kong man re-infected | World news

12.18am BST00:18 In the UK, some families have abandoned balanced meals for lack of money during the coronavirus crisis, while many have faced physical and mental problems, according to a report. Researchers from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Church of England (C of E) spoke to parents who said they had been …

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The Guardian view on fair dealing: name firms bailed out by the state | Money

If the government supported businesses with £50bn of government-backed coronavirus loans then the public ought to know who the recipients are. By not releasing details of the 1.2m that accessed cheap, and guaranteed, state funding ministers are leaving the government open to accusations that it has something to hide. This charge is easier to make …

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Headteachers launch stinging criticism of education secretary | Politics

Thousands of headteachers have written to the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, accusing the government of repeatedly failing to listen or collaborate as schools prepare to reopen to millions of children across England. In what appears to be a damaging breakdown in relations, headteachers say they are facing some of the most significant challenges of their …

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Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Labor pushes to extend jobkeeper as NSW embarks on testing blitz – live news | Australia news

Their greatest concern was Melburnians leaving what is supposed to be a hard lockdown and stage 4, and arriving on the doorstep of COVID-free regional communities in my home state of Victoria. That’s the reality. They’re being waved through on major arterials on a booze bust type of operation, which doesn’t give us the confidence …

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The Guardian view on schools reopening: a question of trust | Editorial | Opinion

In the six months or so since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, the government’s handling of its impact on schools has become emblematic of its flawed, haphazard and, at times, bullying approach. In May, Boris Johnson and his hapless education secretary, Gavin Williamson, tried to browbeat primary schools into reopening en masse the following month. Teachers …

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Essential poll: Australians back strong surveillance and banning all international flights to curb Covid | Essential poll

Australians are prepared to countenance much stronger surveillance measures to ensure people diagnosed with Covid-19 remain in quarantine while they recover, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll. The survey of 1,068 respondents shows 60% of the sample would support compulsory tracking bracelets during self-isolation for people diagnosed with coronavirus. Half the sample (52%) would …

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After Covid, there’s no getting excited about budget estimates | Greg Jericho | Business

It is rare to experience a moment when the entire way the political and economic debate is reported changes, but we are in such a moment. The Parliamentary Budget Office’s updated fiscal scenarios put to rest the absurd level of attention given to the budget balance outcomes or debt levels. The pandemic has rendered such …

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Case of man reinfected with coronavirus stokes immunity fears | Coronavirus outbreak

A young man has been diagnosed with coronavirus more than four months after he recovered from a first episode of the disease, suggesting that immunity to the virus can be short-lived and raising more questions about vaccines against Covid-19. The case in Hong Kong is the first lab-confirmed reinfection. Genetic sequencing by scientists at the …

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