New research from Ireland show outdoor transmission of #coronavirus accounted for ONLY 0.1% of cases

Ed Lavelle, professor of biochemistry Trinity College, said findings “really great news and back up a lot of the evidence from the US” showing outside activities inherently safe
University of Canterbury, Prof Mike Weed studied 27,000 cases based on 6,000 different pieces of data

One study was of 7,500 cases in China and Japan before lockdown, conclusion was cases associated with outdoor transmission was “so small to be insignificant” @IrishTimes
Of 232,164 cases of #coronavirus recorded in Irelands up to March 24th this year, 262 were as a result of outdoor transmission - 0.1%

There were 42 outbreaks associated with outdoor gatherings, with 1 community outbreak accounting for 7 cases

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15 Oct 20
BREAK: Quite extraordinary moment in France this morning...

The homes and offices of France's health minister and director general of health have been searched by police as part of a judicial enquiry into the government's handling of the #coronavirus pandemic
A judicial enquiry was opened in France in June over the handling of the pandemic after formal complaints were lodged by civil groups and members of the public

This was followed by the Court of Justice opening an enquiry in July
The criminal investigation has a relatively limited scope and is looking at specific aspects, such as the alleged failure to put in place anti-virus protections at the workplace, to provide face masks to reduce infection, and to roll out testing to diagnose carriers of a virus
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24 May 20
MY THOUGHTS: Why isn’t Cummings resigning?

- Thinks he didn’t do anything wrong (obvs)

- But also judges public either don’t care or are sympathetic to his position, he is judging mood better than journalists and MPs, hence his reference to Brexit at doorstep yesterday (1/3)
But Cummings is a disruptor, so calculation - Conservatives have 80 seat majority, no election on horizon, how can he be sacked if PM backs him

It’s the ultimate battle between journalists/commentators/MPs who he holds in low regard thinking they can push him out (2/3)
While he has power to resist - it’s a battle I’m sure he would relish

It could be all three, but if the latter weighs heavily, surely that test is unforgivable in a pandemic given that it seeks to have muddied the governments lockdown advice and subsequently public health (3/3)
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