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From Oslo pram guy to the teenage vacuum expert: inside the obsessive world of niche online reviewers

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Once a month, every month, more than 8,000 strangers pay James Hoffmann a total of £16,263 so he can go out and buy coffee machines. Hoffmann, 41, from London, is an author, business owner, coffee connoisseur and, abo...

Coronavirus live: UK expert fears lockdown Christmas; vaccines alone not enough to curb variants – WHO

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Government adviser says measures need to be in place now to get transmission rates down; WHO says whole world needs to be vaccinated

Boris Johnson’s phone number should be more secure, says security expert

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A UK national security adviser has said Boris Johnson should be much more digitally secure after reports that the prime minister’s mobile phone number has been available online for the past 15 years. Peter Ricketts sa...

Screen Covid patients and NHS staff for post-traumatic stress, expert urges

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Head of Royal College of Psychiatrists warns that the emotional toll from the pandemic could last for yearsOne of Britain’s leading psychiatrists has warned that “all the dials are pointing the wrong way” on the natio...

Raise benefits to curb UK crisis in mental health, expert urges

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The welfare system is damaging the health of the poor and needs to be overhauled in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Britain’s leading expert on health inequalities has warned. Sir Michael Marmot said increasing out-of...

US must share intelligence on Covid origins, WHO-affiliated expert says

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A health expert affiliated with the World Health Organization has called on the US to share any intelligence it has about the origins of the coronavirus outbreak with the WHO and the scientific community. Last week th...

George Floyd died from lack of oxygen, says breathing expert – video

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George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, which damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, a medical expert testified on Thursday at the former police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd’s breathing was to...

Condé Nast only shows ‘surface level’ understanding of representation – US diversity expert

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A US diversity expert has said the publisher Condé Nast has shown only a “surface level” understanding of the importance of representation, following its short-lived appointment of Alexi McCammond as editor of Teen Vo...

Grenfell expert witness is father of council’s head of fire safety

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An expert witness to the Grenfell Tower public inquiry tasked with assessing how the council landlord handled fire risk is embroiled in conflict of interest claims after it emerged that his son now works for the counc...

Delta variant 30-100% more transmissible, says UK Covid expert

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The Delta variant of coronavirus, first discovered in India, is anywhere between 30% to 100% more transmissible than the previously dominant Alpha (or Kent) variant, according to Prof Neil Ferguson, whose Covid modell...

Terrorism expert failed to spot warning signs about Fishmongers’ Hall attacker – inquest

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A prison counter-terrorism expert has admitted to an inquest that he failed to pick up on warning signs about Usman Khan when he talked to him just before his deadly terror attack at Fishmongers’ Hall in London. Steve...

UK expert urges people in 20s to keep getting coronavirus vaccine

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People in their 20s should continue to get vaccinated against Covid despite the very rare cases of blood clotting linked to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine because of the wider benefit to their families, friends and ne...

Covid could become seasonal epidemic by winter, says German expert

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The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to become an epidemic by the autumn or winter, which can be expected to recur every year but be controlled by vaccine boosters, according to a leading German virologist. Christian Drost...

‘Seriously ill’ young people in current Covid admissions, expert warns

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Young people are getting “seriously ill” from Covid-19, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has warned, as he urged them to get vaccinated. Prof Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol, s...

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