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Coronavirus From Outer Space?

It seems to be generally believed that the new coronavirus came from a Wuhan animal market or a Wuhan laboratory. But there’s also the possibility that it came from outer space. Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology … Continue reading

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The Atomised Society of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The new coronavirus epidemic is having a noteworthy effect: more and more people in cities like Wuhan are simply staying at home. In part this is because the civil authorities are telling them to stay home, and even locking them … Continue reading

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Highly Infectious, Not Very Lethal

Still focused on the Diamond Princess, because it’s a microcosm of the new coronavirus outbreak, isolated from all the others. We should get a fairly good idea of just how infectious it is, and just how lethal. The passengers and … Continue reading

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Mounting Chaos In China

This is the right spirit: Driver hits 111mph on M58 then pulls over on hard shoulder for a cigarette Give that man a medal.  He’s clearly made of the right stuff. I did much the same thing on my way … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Just A Nasty Dose of Flu?

How serious is the new coronavirus epidemic? A sense of anxiety is growing in Wuhan as the Chinese city goes into lockdown in an effort to control the spread of a new virus which has left 17 dead. The authorities … Continue reading

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A Global Epidemic of Childhood Inactivity

Did you know? ‘Global epidemic’ of childhood inactivity Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis. The World Health Organization says children’s health is being damaged as … Continue reading

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The Playthings of the Gods

Hat tip to Rose for this: Air pollution is being blamed for soaring numbers of non-smokers who are developing lung cancer. Doctors at leading cancer centres in London warned that high levels of pollution are causing a spike in cases of lung cancer. … Continue reading

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