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first_imgThe United Kingdom’s novel coronavirus outbreak is starting to peak but it is too early to lift the lockdown because the virus would “run rampant” if the government eased social distancing measures, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.The United Kingdom has the fifth highest official death toll from COVID-19 in the world, after the United States, Italy, Spain and France, though the figure only covers hospital fatalities and the real number is probably much higher.”We think it is too early to make a change,” Hancock said. “While we’ve seen a flattening of the number of cases, and thankfully a flattening of the number of deaths, that hasn’t started to come down yet.” “If we just released all the measures now, then this virus would run rampant once again and we can’t let that happen.”While Prime Minister Boris Johnson recuperates at a country residence from COVID-19 complications that nearly cost him his life, the British government is due to discuss a review of the lockdown later on Thursday.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputizing for Johnson, has already made clear there will be no immediate lifting of the social distancing measures announced on March 23.Raab will chair a cabinet meeting at 1000 GMT at which the government’s chief scientist will update ministers. Later in the afternoon Raab will chair an emergency response meeting to discuss the lockdown. Social distancing The United Kingdom’s hospital death toll from COVID-19 rose by 761 to 12,868 as of 1600 on April 14, the health ministry said. Broader statistics that include deaths in care homes and in the community suggest the total toll is much larger.The most stringent restrictions in British peacetime history have effectively closed down much of the world economy, and the United Kingdom is heading towards its deepest depression in three centuries.As leaders around the world begin to contemplate ways to exit the shutdown, epidemiologists have cautioned that a second wave of the outbreak could endanger the weak and elderly.Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London who advises the government, said Britain would probably have to maintain some level of social distancing until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is available.”It is not going to be going back to normal,” Ferguson told BBC radio. “We will have to maintain some level of social distancing, a significant level of social distancing, probably indefinitely until we have a vaccine available.””If we relax measures too much then we will see a resurgence in transmission,” he said. “If we want to reopen schools, let people get back to work then we need to keep the transmission down in another manner.”GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley said on Wednesday that a vaccine was unlikely to be ready before the second half of 2021. center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgWith time dwindling in the third period, Abbey Miller was caught off balance when a Lindenwood forward fired off what looked to be a sure score. That is, until the goalie threw her left arm up, snagging the puck.Through four games, the Orange had yet to dig out a victory, but the junior allowed zero goals on 22 shots Friday. Syracuse (1-4-2, 1-0-0 College Hockey America) won its first game of the season, game against Lindenwood (0-5-0, 0-1-0), 4-0. Supported by a strong attack, Miller was able to flash her poised style of play from start to finish.“Miller had to be good. And she was,” said Coach Paul Flanagan. “She made some really good saves, particularly late, to preserve the shutout.”Early on in the contest, the Lions failed to test her. SU dominated time of possession from the onset, playing much of the game on the attack. The Orange upped its physicality, forward Heather Schwarz said, which allowed SU to control the puck.In spite of the slow culmination of the offense, Miller has started strong this season since claiming the starting job. She averages 1.63 goals against, saves 93 percent of the shots she faces, and has only allowed ten goals in six contests. Miller said her recent performance has helped up her comfortability in nets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe showed no trepidation in hauling in shot after Lindenwood shot with her glove. She recently won the College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week and followed that up with another strong performance Friday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2016 at 10:06 pm Contact Evan: [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgNebraska has finalized a deal to make Fred Hoiberg its next men’s basketball coach, 247Sports reported, citing unidentified sources. The deal is expected to be for seven years and worth more than $3 million per year.  There are factors that have led Hoiberg to view Nebraska as the right fit, according to ESPN.Hoiberg was born in Lincoln, and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was Nebraska’s coach from 1955-63. And Hoiberg apparently is open to returning to the college game, where he experienced great success at Iowa State, leading the Cyclones to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2014.Miles was hired in 2012 and went 116-114 at Nebraska. During that time, he led the Cornhuskers to one NCAA Tournament appearance (2014) and two NIT appearances (2018 and ’19). Related News March Madness 2019: Will Duke’s Cam Reddish play against Michigan State? The former Bulls and Iowa State coach would replace Tim Miles, who was fired earlier this week after seven seasons at Nebraska.Hoiberg, 46, was fired by the Bulls in December, and Nebraska reached out to him in February to gauge his interest. When Miles was fired this week, Hoiberg’s name immediately came up as a potential replacement. last_img read more