Medics who changed history wouldn’t get into modern medical schools

By Jessica Hamzelou Edward Jenner performing his first vaccination against smallpoxDEA PICTURE LIBRARY/De Agostini Many of the people behind the most significant medical discoveries of the past 300 years wouldn’t have got into medical school by today’s standards, because they either studied the “wrong” subjects, got low grades or didn’t follow the rules. The finding […]

Covid-19 news: UK’s local coronavirus hotspots revealed

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Medical staff at a drive-through NHS coronavirus testing facility at Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale, Greater Manchetser.ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 1 July Covid-19 news: UK’s local coronavirus hotspots revealed Leicester, Bradford, […]

Covid-19 news: Almost 20,000 care home deaths in England and Wales

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A care worker wearing full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as she goes about her jobKarwai Tang/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 3 July Almost 20,000 people in care homes died with covid-19 in England and Wales […]