Month: July 2020

More evidence that young children seldom pass on the Covid-19 virus. But another study appears to show this is not true for children older than ten.

20 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Scientists think they have discovered at least one significant reason why children are less likely to transmit Covid-19 and are also less likely to experience the disease anything like as severely as the average adult. Children produce fewer ‘nasal ACE2 receptors, which serve as the entry point for the virus into cells’, according to an […]

Inside the prison camp of the Isis brides.

17 July 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin in Camp Roj, Syria. Fearful for her future as Kurdish forces hold her in the barbed-wire surrounded compound, like so many others all she really wants is to come home.  ______________________________________________________ You don’t have access to this premium article. To view please purchase a premium subscription by clicking on a subscription link below. […]

Shamima Begum wins an appeal to return to Britain for an attempt to win back her citizenship. I went to her detention camp in northern Syria, the first journalist to discover that her third baby was dying. Is Britain to blame for the baby’s death, and for Shamima Begum’s plight?

16 July 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. On Friday March 8 2019 I was in Kurdistan, having just crossed the Tigris River from Syria. We had just been inside the Roj Camp yesterday at lunch-time the previous day. There, Kurdish military forces were (and still are) holding hundreds of women who had been married to jihadi ISIS fighters or […]

Masks mean people get a lower dose of the virus. And evidence is growing that this ‘lower dose’ means they should get it less severely, says an expert at a major US university.

15 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Masks protect other people from your own germs, which is especially important to keep unknowingly infected people from spreading the coronavirus. But now, there’s mounting evidence that masks also protect you. If you’re unlucky enough to encounter an infectious person, wearing any kind of face covering will reduce the amount of virus that your body […]

A massive American government study has proved what has been reporting for months. Children under the age of nine are eight times less likely to catch Covid-19 than adults. And only a very tiny number of children have died.

14 July 2020 By Paul Martin

A huge government study ( A ) – published on July 10 – of more than 1.3 million cases of Covid in the U.S. from January to the end of May found that there were infections in children under age 10 were only 1.5 percent of all infections. People aged between 20 and 29 (inclusive), who make […]