Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globe

State of Global Air report says indoor air quality causing two-thirds of the deaths and affecting health in the womb Air pollution last year caused the premature death of nearly half a million babies in their first month of life, with most of the infants being in the developing world, data shows. Exposure to airborne … Read more Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globe

Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic

As the coronavirus continues to kill thousands each day, tech companies are seizing the opportunity to extend their reach and power. By Naomi Klein Republished with permission from The Intercept For a few fleeting moments during the New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday 6 May, the sombre grimace that has filled … Read more Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic

Poverty kills people: after coronavirus we can no longer ignore it | Polly Toynbee

Even before the virus struck, life expectancy was in decline for those at the sharp end of Britain’s growing health inequality Nothing is surprising about the latest figures showing that people in deprived areas are dying of coronavirus at double the rate of affluent areas. Shocking, perhaps, but the ONS findings follow a pattern that … Read more Poverty kills people: after coronavirus we can no longer ignore it | Polly Toynbee

The new rules of lockdown: how to stay clean, safe and two metres away from everyone

Is it OK to sit and chat to your neighbour in their front garden; should you disinfect your bank card regularly; and do woolly gloves offer any protection? Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage We face, among other more existential challenges, a whole new set of rules. Coronavirus has turned etiquette on its … Read more The new rules of lockdown: how to stay clean, safe and two metres away from everyone