Measures like social distancing of the entire population will cut deaths to tens of thousands of deaths instead of hundreds of thousands, according to the modelling.
If enough people become immune to an illness – because they’ve already had it or been vaccinated – the disease can’t spread anymore, so even people who aren’t immune probably won’t catch it.
Boris Johnson has said that closing schools could do “more harm than good”.
Public Health England has broken down cases of the novel coronavirus by local authority area in England.
Some critics of President Donald Trump have accused of him of making false and confusing statements about the spread of the virus.
Ministers have been pushing the message that good hand hygiene is a simple way to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The UK’s four Chief Medical Officers still assess the risk to this country as “moderate” despite recent outbreaks around the world.
Climate scientists agree that there are likely to be more episodes of extreme rainfall in the future thanks to changes in global temperature.
There is an ancient principle in English common law that criminals are sentenced in line with the laws or guidelines in force at the time they did the crime.
The Conservatives got 43.6 per cent of all votes cast – but 56 per cent of all the seats in the House of Commons.
The Office for National Statistics says there has been “no change in the level of violence in recent years”.
FactCheck thinks that almost every figure Labour have used is questionable.
The claim “UK government figures make it absolutely clear that Scotland has subsidised the rest of the UK in most of the last 40-year period.” Ian Blackford Ian Blackford, the leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons, has been making the case for Scottish independence ahead of the general election. The…
US negotiators appear to be very interested in issues that could affect drug pricing.
A Conservative source told FactCheck that the target of 50,000 more nurses includes those already targeted in the Long Term Plan.