SARS-CoV-2 is 1,000 TIMES better at infecting human cells than its closest relative found in bats

SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, evolved after several different coronaviruses merged into one, a study has found.  Scientists came to the conclusion while trying to understand the evolutionary history of the coronavirus in a bid to help make a vaccine.  High-resolution images reveal the spike on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 is 97 per cent … Read more SARS-CoV-2 is 1,000 TIMES better at infecting human cells than its closest relative found in bats

Cancer treatment waiting times hit an all-time high during coronavirus crisis

Cancer treatment waiting times hit an all-time high during coronavirus crisis with fewer than HALF of patients referred from screening services getting therapy within two months Hundreds of people have had to wait more than eight weeks to start treatment Charities say hospitals’ cancer units are now under more pressure than ever  The NHS and … Read more Cancer treatment waiting times hit an all-time high during coronavirus crisis

Officers dismissed George Floyd telling them he couldn’t breathe more than TWENTY times

As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn’t breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck dismissed his pleas, saying ‘it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,’ according to transcripts of body camera video recordings made public … Read more Officers dismissed George Floyd telling them he couldn’t breathe more than TWENTY times

Grizzly bears that live near humans are 7.5 TIMES more likely to die young than those in the wild 

Grizzly bears that live near humans are 7.5 TIMES more likely to die young than those in the wild, with only one in 30 making it to 14-years-old A study tracked 2,669 grizzly bears in British Columbia between 1979 and 2019 Grizzly bears that lived near towns and cities were more likely to die young … Read more Grizzly bears that live near humans are 7.5 TIMES more likely to die young than those in the wild 

BAME people are up to ‘FOUR TIMES more likely to have Covid-19’

Black and Asian Britons are up to four times more likely to have had already fought off the coronavirus, official data today suggested. A government-run Covid-19 surveillance scheme, which has tested 36,000 people across England, revealed 4.5 per cent of white people had developed antibodies — substances created by the immune system in response to … Read more BAME people are up to ‘FOUR TIMES more likely to have Covid-19’