Category: Corona and Covid

Wearing a medical mask under a cloth mask is the best way (apart from a vaccine) to cut Covid, a study in USA says.

19 April 2021 By Paul Martin

A disposable medical mask under a cloth face covering significantly reduces the flow of respiratory droplets from the nose and mouth. And that could limit the spread of Covid-19, says a study published Friday by JAMA Internal Medicine. So-called “double masking” — or wearing two coverings over the nose and mouth — improves fitted filtration efficiency, […]

The former United States CIA chief claims that the virus causing the Covid pandemic worldwide most likely originated in a top Chinese laboratory.

6 April 2021 By Paul Martin

Mike Pompeo, the former United States CIA director has reiterated his conclusion that the virus causing the Covid pandemic worldwide most likely originated in a top Chinese laboratory. In an interview shown on Fox News, Pompeo said “significant evidence” remained that the coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory. He cast doubt on the World Health Organization‘s assessment […]

A ‘Dunkirk approach’ is needed to roll out millions of second vaccine doses in the UK, says a pharmacist chief. As Britain did in World War Two, he wants to launch a ‘Thousand Little Ships’.

11 March 2021 By Paul Martin

By PAUL MARTIN Pharmacists have volunteered to come to the rescue of Britain’s National Health Service by launching “a thousand little ships like those that saved us at Dunkirk” to boost the roll-out of the second anti-Covid vaccine jabs. Mark Koziol, chairman of the Pharmacists Defence Association, told Correspondent.World: ‘’Big is not always beautiful.” He complained that the NHS and […]

EXCLUSIVE: Many elderly or housebound people in England are not getting their first vaccination against the Covid virus because of failures by the system, an investigation by has revealed.

25 February 2021 By Paul Martin

Leading charities have told Correspondent.World that many people either stuck at home or reluctant to leave it are failing to be jabbed.  Yet full advantage is not being taken of one easy potential solution — walking a short distance to local chemists.

Statistics prove it: British teachers, especially those in primary schools, are at no greater risk of dying from Covid-19 than any other working group. What are the implications, then, for fully reopening schools?

3 February 2021 By Paul Martin

There are lies and lies — and statistics. Or so goes the old adage. Actually that’s not quite true. There are lies and lies — and there are misleading statistics, would be a better way to phrase it. This time, though, the BBC has got its facts and its statistics spot-on. A radio programme called […]

Stick ’em up. Or don’t. Are London’s pharmacies being held up — at needlepoint — in a duel to vaccinate? They say an unfair and counterproductive advantage is being conferred on doctors’ hubs.

29 January 2021 By Paul Martin

Hundreds of doses of vaccine line the shelves of a fridge in a London pharmacy after a very frustrating week. It’s the majority of the doses the NHS sent the pharmacy.  The problem is not a lack of supplies. It’s a lack of patients. ‘The National Health Service is texting patients to offer three places they can go to for their first vaccination — but have […]