“But I think at the moment that is unlikely. If we do see more widespread infection we need to do all that we can to delay that onset so that at a point where it gets to greater pressures that the NHS is through the winter period and more able to deal with extra cases that may arise.” … [Read more...] about Schools not being advised to shut over coronavirus, says PHE
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“In light of the significant infection risks, we will ask that national sporting or cultural events that will attract large crowds be either cancelled, postponed or downsized for the next two weeks,” Abe told a cabinet task force meeting on the outbreak. … [Read more...] about Dozens allowed off Japanese novel coronavirus infested cruise show ‘symptoms’: minister
How big are the developmental and cognitive effects? The term researchers use is “huge” — the equivalent of having lost a year of education. Reducing Chinese pollution to the EPA standard, they found, would improve the country’s test scores by 13 percent and its verbal scores by 8 percent —potential boosts in productivity that should alarm anyone concerned about the country’s rapid economic and geopolitical ascent. (Simple temperature rise has a robust and negative impact on test-taking, too: scores go down when it’s hotter out.) Air pollution has been linked to worse memory, attention and vocabulary, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. A higher pollution level in the year a baby is born has been shown to reduce earnings and labor force participation at age 30, and the relationship of pollution to premature births and low birth-weight of babies is so strong that the simple introduction of E-ZPass in American cities reduced them by 10.8 percent … [Read more...] about Trump’s Climate Denial Isn’t Just a War on Our Coastlines. It’s a War on Our Brains.