Coronavirus - live updates: UK and US trial potential treatments as Ireland sets out roadmap to lift lockdown
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Coronavirus – live updates: UK and US trial potential treatments as Ireland sets out roadmap to lift lockdown

A potential coronavirus treatment using plasma from recovered patients is being trialled at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, with transfusions beginning in “the coming weeks”. The potential treatment, known as convalescent plasma, is hoped to help patients whose bodies are not producing enough antibodies to fight Covid-19. If proven effective, NHS Blood and Transplant […]

Coronavirus restrictions are beginning to lift. Is it too early? We ask four health experts
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Coronavirus restrictions are beginning to lift. Is it too early? We ask four health experts

As state governments begin to slowly wind back coronavirus restrictions, many Australians are breathing a small sigh of relief. So far, Australia has had fewer than 100 deaths related to COVID-19, and new case numbers remain small. Both Queensland and Western Australia have announced they will scale back some social distancing rules, and from Friday, […]

Coronavirus Live Updates: Some Governors Look to Lift Restrictions, Despite Lags in Testing
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Some Governors Look to Lift Restrictions, Despite Lags in Testing

Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Idaho and other states look to lift orders. Facing mounting economic damage and with encouragement from President Trump, governors of some states have started to announce plans for businesses to tiptoe back into operation on May 1, even as cases surge in some parts of the country. Public health experts are warning […]

Coronavirus live updates: Trump to issue guidelines on reopening the economy as Germany moves to lift some restrictions
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Coronavirus live updates: Trump to issue guidelines on reopening the economy as Germany moves to lift some restrictions

More than 1,000 WestJet pilots received layoff notifications Wednesday night as coronavirus-related travel restrictions continue to cripple the aviation industry. In a statement emailed to The Washington Post, a spokesperson for WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, confirmed that 1,700 pilots would be laid off in the coming months, calling the drastic move “a last resort.” “The […]