Coronavirus: Coronavirus could turn back the clock 30 years on global poverty

Coronavirus could turn back the clock 30 years on global poverty [LINK].

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as economies around the world shrink because of the coronavirus outbreak, a new study has warned.

Poverty levels in developing countries could be set back by up to 30 years, research released by the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research warned on Thursday.

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Coronavirus: #LockdownTV: Day 10 with Peter Hitchens on the government’s liberty-eroding Coronavirus measures

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Coronavirus: It’s MAD-chester! Greater Manchester Police shut down 494 house parties and 166 street gatherings with DJs, fireworks and BOUNCY CASTLES as covidiots flouted lockdown last weekend

It’s MAD-chester! Greater Manchester Police shut down 494 house parties and 166 street gatherings with DJs, fireworks and BOUNCY CASTLES as covidiots flouted lockdown last weekend [LINK].

Police in Greater Manchester have revealed they were called out to 494 house parties over four days despite the coronavirus restrictions.

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Coronavirus: Virus could push half a billion people into poverty

Virus could push half a billion people into poverty [LINK].

The findings come ahead of key meetings of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and G20 finance ministers next week.

The United Nations University study was written by experts at King’s College London and Australian National University (ANU).

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Coronavirus: ‘None of the antibody tests were close’: UK’s coronavirus testing tsar says none of the kits assessed by the government work well enough to be rolled out across the nation – but he remains ‘optimistic’ of a breakthrough

‘None of the antibody tests were close’: UK’s coronavirus testing tsar says none of the kits assessed by the government work well enough to be rolled out across the nation – but he remains ‘optimistic’ of a breakthrough [LINK].…

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Coronavirus: When staying home ISN’T safe: Calls to domestic abuse helplines have risen 25 per cent in weeks — and the stories behind them are horrifying

When staying home ISN’T safe: Calls to domestic abuse helplines have risen 25 per cent in weeks — and the stories behind them are horrifying [LINK].

Since the coronavirus lockdown began on March 23, however, the Woman’s Trust centre in West London has been closed.

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Coronavirus: Hidden suffering of cancer victims: Patients with the disease or other serious conditions such as sepsis or a stroke are not seeking hospital help because they don’t want to burden NHS during coronavirus crisis

Hidden suffering of cancer victims: Patients with the disease or other serious conditions such as sepsis or a stroke are not seeking hospital help because they don’t want to burden NHS during coronavirus crisis [LINK].

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is ‘very concerned’ that patients are shunning the NHS because they either don’t want to be a burden or they are worried about catching the virus.

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus and dissent, with Peter Hitchens — The Brendan O’Neill Show

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Coronavirus: ‘The disease is not a great leveller’: Emily Maitlis praised for frank assessment of social impacts of coronavirus

‘The disease is not a great leveller’: Emily Maitlis praised for frank assessment of social impacts of coronavirus [LINK].

“The disease is not a great leveller, the consequences of which everyone – rich or poor – suffers the same,” the 49-year-old said.

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Coronavirus: Why it’s time to lift the lockdown

Why it’s time to lift the lockdown [LINK].

Tests reliable enough to be confident that a person can safely return to work are now said to be at least a month away. However, we can’t afford to sit around in lockdown waiting for that.

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