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134,437. So what? Jair Bolsonaro
137,024. If Donald Trump has his way, the complications from COVID-19 which are well beyond what they should be, it’s estimated that 200 million people have died probably by the time I finish this talk. (Biden & Covid-19) Joe Biden, rally 20 September Philadelphia, cited The Federalist
136,149. There’s still so much we don’t know about Covid19. All we know for certain is that it’s a virus that affects the respiratory system that the Chinese manufactured in a lab in a desperate final attempt to kill Prince Phillip. Frankie Boyle’s New World Order s4e1, BBC 2020
136,150. To help in the fight against Covid the government wants people to get their weight down. It’s a two-stage approach: Stage 1: more cycle lanes. Stage 2: more austerity famine. Frankie Boyle’s New World Order s4e2
136,112. As Covid cases rise it’s good to see the government taking social distancing seriously by making sure anyone who’s feeling ill is getting a test 300 miles away from their family. Frankie Boyle’s New World Order s4e4, BBC 2020
136,203. A test and trace app has been launched in England. Unfortunately, the elderly will have to be shown how to download the App by a young person. And the proximity will make it inevitable that they get Covid and die. (Covid & Old Age) Frankie Boyle’s New World Order s4e5, BBC 2020
136,306. Covid-19 will eventually bring the people of Britain closer together in our mass graves. (Covid-19 & Grave) Frankie Boyle’s New World Order s4e7, BBC 2020
134,435. Go to the banya. Two or three times a week will do you good … When you come out of the sauna, not only wash your hands, but also your insides with 100 millilitres [of vodka]. Alexander Lukashenko, leader Belarus
134,436. Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion. (Coronavirus & Pandemic) Donald Trump
133,761. Just over 100 days ago a deadly virus took an unprepared world by storm. But as the world scrambled to react to this growing emergency, an astonishing global scientific effort began: to understand the nature of this new enemy and how to fight it. (Covid-19 & Virus & Pandemic) Horizon: Coronavirus, BBC 2020
133,762. We’re facing one of the greatest medical and scientific challenges in history. (Covid-19 & Virus & Pandemic) ibid.
133,763. This is a completely new strain … All viruses have to hijack the cells of other organs ... Viruses infect all life forms … Where do these new strains emerge from and why? (Covid-19 & Virus & Pandemic) ibid.
133,764. Scientists had mapped the virus’s gene and discovered it shares 96% of its genetic code with a virus found in bats. (Covid-19 &Virus & Pandemic) ibid.
133,765. South Korea: mass testing rather than lockdown to suppress the spread. (Covid-19 & Virus & Pandemic) ibid.
134,124. Four months ago the world was stopped in its tracks by a deadly virus. Science is now centre-stage changing the lives of millions. But the science often seems confusing. Early predictions were wide of the mark. Wonder drugs have failed to deliver and immunity passports are yet to materialise. Horizon: Coronavirus II
134,125. There were three papers published in early 2019 predicting exactly that. ibid.
134,126. It’s thought Coronaviruses have been infecting animals for millions of years. ibid.
134,127. Scientists still don’t know how many a-symptomatic people there are. ibid.
138,334. The Coronavirus has now been with us for over a year. During that time our knowledge of the virus and the disease it causes has increased dramatically. Horizon: Coronavirus: What We Know Now, BBC 2021
138,335. The Coronavirus has also moved on though: it’s changing shape; it’s becoming harder to pin down. So far we’ve seen new variants emerging around the globe. ibid.
138,336. Variants will emerge that can escape the vaccine. ibid.
132,774. Are we in danger from a deadly virus? It’s killing abroad but will it take hold in Britain? Are we prepared? And how can we stop it? (Coronavirus & China) Tonight: Dead Virus: Is Britain Prepared? ITV 2020
132,775. This is Wuhan: a Chinese city of eleven million people. In happier times a bustling metropolis. But now in the grip of a lethal illness. It’s called Coronavirus, and it has left a city bigger than London locked down. The streets are down, hospital jammed with the sick and in some cases the dying. (Coronavirus & China) ibid.
132,776. Thousands of people have now contracted the Coronavirus in China. At least 170 have died. The authorities there are desperately trying to contain it. (Coronavirus & China) ibid.
132,938. The UK braced for more Coronavirus cases. The reality of life in quarantine. How do we all keep ourselves safe? And how close are we to a vaccine? (Coronavirus & Epidemic & Pandemic) Tonight: What Next for Britain?
132,939. Across the globe almost 60,000 infected, more than 1,300 deaths and rising, the overwhelming majority of those in China. (Coronavirus & Epidemic & Pandemic) ibid.
133,171. Britain’s first death linked to Coronavirus. Are we now on the verge of a mass epidemic? The PM says Britain will cope; medics say we shouldn’t panic. But some are preparing for the worst. Will rises cases him jobs and the economy? And, what do we need to know? (Coronavirus & Epidemic & Pandemic) Tonight: Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
133,172. Covid-19: 115 cases have now been identified across the UK, and that number will inevitably rise. (Coronavirus & Epidemic & Pandemic) ibid.
133,173. Italy: Over 100 dead and over 3,000 infected. (Coronavirus & Epidemic & Pandemic) ibid.
133,343. How can we protect older people from the Coronavirus? We have the latest advice and hear from families who are deeply concerned. Will thousands of pensioners face months of isolation? And can our health service and social care system cope? (Coronavirus & Old Age) Tonight: Coronavirus: Protecting the Elderly
133,344. Coronavirus has spread across the globe causing destruction to all our lives in ways we have never seen before. (Coronavirus & Old Age) ibid.
133,345. The first evidence that older people were more likely to die from Covid-19 came from China. (Coronavirus & Old Age) ibid.
133,395. Britain in lockdown. The doctors battling against the virus. Pushed to breaking point. And have we been too slow to react. These are unprecedented times. It’s hard to believe what’s happening. Tonight: Coronavirus: Protecting the Elderly
133,396. Britain and a quarter of the world’s population is now in lockdown. ibid.
133,567. America’s war with the Coronavirus. How a global health crisis is threatening to overwhelm the world’s superpower. How vulnerabilities in American society are now being exposed by this pandemic. And is President Trump’s controversial leadership helping or hindering the spread of the virus? Tonight: Trump and the Virus: America in Crisis
133,568. The number of Americans testing positive is soaring. More than any other country on Earth. ibid.
133,772. The prime minister is still in hospital. The nation is still in lockdown and under pressure. Is testing the key to ending isolation? And how much longer will lockdown last? Tonight: Lockdown, How Long Can It Last?
133,773. Boris John was taken to Intensive Care, battling Coronavirus. His treatment highlighting the mounting pressure being faced by the NHS. ibid.
133,774. People are worried not just about the tragic cost in lives but also about how they will cope financially. ibid.
133,853. Inside the supermarkets keeping Britain fed in the pandemic. A supply chain in trouble: milk down the drain, and the risk of fresh food rotting in the ground. (Shop & Coronavirus) Tonight: Supermarkets & Supply Chains
133,854. A cold shoulder for truckers keeping the nation fed. (Shop & Coronavirus) ibid.
134,162. The race for a cure: how Britain’s scientists are battling to defeat the deadly Coronavirus. The first human trials for a vaccine against Covid-19 are now underway. (Coronavirus & Vaccine) Tonight: The Race for a Cure: Making Britain Safe
134,245. Coronavirus cons – the tricks to watch out for. The fraudsters conning universal credit. And how to protect yourself against scammers. (Coronavirus & Fraud & Con) Tonight: Scammers: Hunting the Lockdown Criminals
134,246. With millions of us in lockdown, we are using technology more than ever before … but this could mean we are increasingly at risk of bring targeted by scammers. (Coronavirus & Fraud & Con) ibid.
134,247. It’s the elderly and the vulnerable who are most at risk. (Coronavirus & Fraud & Con) ibid.
136,291. Coronavirus the second wave. As infections rocket, can the NHS cope? A nation divided as new restrictions are imposed. But is a new national lockdown on its way? Tonight: Britain’s Lockdowns: What’s Next?
136,292. Millions of us are living under different restrictions and there is fear, confusion and anger. ibid.
136,293. Covid-19: a million dead globally, more than 40,000 in the UK and all the signs of a serious second wave. ibid.
137,672. When will you get the vaccine? The race to beat the sharp rise in new infections. We go behind the scenes of the UK’s largest ever vaccine roll-out. And the army of vaccine volunteers making sure the most vulnerable get their jabs … Covid infections and death rates are now higher than last year. (Covid-19 & Vaccine) Tonight: Vaccine: When Will I Get It? ITV 2021
137,795. Voices from inside our locked-down care homes. The cost of being locked down for your own protection. And the fear and anger at still being unable to hug young ones … With over 80,000 killed by the pandemic in Britain, over a quarter died in our care homes. (Covid-19 & Care) Tonight: Care Homes: The Long Year Alone
137,796. At its peak, up to 500 residents were dying every day. (Covid-19 & Care) ibid.
138,046. The country’s now in full lockdown. But can the instant testing of millions of people help solve this latest Covid crisis? The tests give instant results to try and fight out who’s carrying the virus and who is infecting others … But critics these instant tests are mission too many cases and giving infectious people a false sense of security. Tonight: Covid Testing: What’s the Truth?