At a glance
Sleepwalking into disaster
It was a big day for Johnson and there was a triumphal mood in Downing Street because the withdrawal treaty from the European Union was being signed in the late afternoon. It could have been the defining moment of his premiership — but that was before the world changed.
That afternoon his spokesman played down the looming threat from the east and reassured the nation that we were “well prepared for any new diseases”. The confident, almost nonchalant, attitude displayed that day in January would continue for more than a month.
Johnson went on to miss four further Cobra meetings on the virus.
As Britain was hit by unprecedented flooding, he completed the EU withdrawal, reshuffled his cabinet and then went away to the grace-and-favour country retreat at Chevening where he spent most of the two weeks over half-term with his pregnant fiancée, Carrie Symonds.
Read the Full article at Archive today
When it comes to health, everyone wants reliable, up-to-date information. See the latest from nhs.uk for answers to questions you may have about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Certain elements will be centered on mobile devices and tablets and aligned to the left or right on a desktop display.
COVID-19 is a new respiratory disease that is part of the coronavirus family and is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). The new coronavirus was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China at the end of December 2019 and has since spread around the world. The novel coronavirus, on the most part, induces flu-like symptoms in the person who catches the disease, while in critical cases the virus can develop into severe pneumonia. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (W.H.O) officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, with over 24 thousand deaths recorded due to the virus.
What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like, if our Leaders Buy Us Time
Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care, because the healthcare system will have collapsed.
Your immune system and HbA1c
HbA1c is a big topic of discussion throughout the diabetes community and we all know that we should be aiming to keep our HbA1c levels in range. The more controlled, the better. However, with the recent nationwide worry over the coronavirus, we thought it would be beneficial to highlight the importance of taking actions to control your HbA1c and the practical points of what a HbA1c reading means for your immune system.
HbA1c – the basics
As you may know HbA1c is an indicator of your average blood sugar levels over the last 2-3 months. A high HbA1c means you have consistently too much sugar in your blood, which can lead to regular episodes of hyperglycemia. This hyperglycemia is known to impair overall immunity in several different ways
Read the article at diabetes.co.uk