Russia announces virus deaths exceed 10,000

Russia on Saturday said that it recorded more than 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, a toll that is still far lower than in other countries with major outbreaks. The number of deaths has now reached 10,027, the government information website said, up by 168 from Friday. Russia has confirmed…

American virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?

The fraught, freighted number of this particular American moment is a round one brimming with zeroes: 100,000. A hundred thousands. A thousand hundreds. Five thousand score. More than 8,000 dozen. All dead. This is the week when America’s official coronavirus death toll reaches six digits. One hundred thousand lives wiped…

Japan virus cases surge over 10,000 with hospitals stretched

Japanese medics are warning more must be done to prevent the coronavirus from overwhelming the country’s healthcare system as confirmed cases passed 10,000, despite a nationwide state of emergency. Experts have been alarmed by a recent spike in COVID-19 infections, with hundreds detected daily. Japan’s outbreak remains less severe than…

Hairdresser’s brain is ‘slipping from her skull’

‘Without treatment, a slow and painful death lies ahead’: Hairdresser whose brain is ‘slipping from her skull’ is desperately fundraising £300,000 for surgery only available in the US Sarah Jackson was struck by severe vertigo months after moving to Australia Diagnosed with chiari malformation – brain tissue extends into the spinal…