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A pedestrian walks past shuttered outlets in London.(AFP/ FILE)

Ventilation key to preventing Covid-19, say top UK experts

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:02 AM IST
Experts on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have called for making ventilation in public buildings and workplaces integral to policy measures, highlighting risk in poorly ventilated spaces
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Ferguson was a member of the influential Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which has been meeting daily and contributing to the government response to the coronavirus pandemic.(Neil Ferguson /Twitter)
Ferguson was a member of the influential Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which has been meeting daily and contributing to the government response to the coronavirus pandemic.(Neil Ferguson /Twitter)

Key UK govt advisor flouts Covid-19 lockdown rules, quits

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 06:31 PM IST
A professor in Imperial College London, Ferguson was reportedly visited by a woman friend twice during the lockdown.
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Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, is chairing a new data-driven initiative convened by the Royal Society(Devi Sridhar/Twitter)
Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, is chairing a new data-driven initiative convened by the Royal Society(Devi Sridhar/Twitter)

Covid-19: Indian-origin experts on new UK data analytics panel

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Others on the 13-member group include Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society, and Lalita Ramakrishnan, professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Cambridge.
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The death rate in the first half of 2019 is 4.12%, compared to 7.29% in 2018, and against a peak death rate of 23.26% in 2014, when 218 f the 937 people who tested positive for H1N1 died.(HT file photo/Bidesh Manna)
The death rate in the first half of 2019 is 4.12%, compared to 7.29% in 2018, and against a peak death rate of 23.26% in 2014, when 218 f the 937 people who tested positive for H1N1 died.(HT file photo/Bidesh Manna)

Swine flu claims 1,082 this year

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:50 PM IST
There were 26,249 H1N1 cases and 1,082 deaths till June 30 this year, which is 70% more than the 15,266 cases reported till the end of 2018, according to IDSP data of the Union health ministry.
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