Coronavirus: New tool will forecast how GP surgeries would cope with a second peak in cases (Sky News)

Sky News: Coronavirus: New tool will forecast how GP surgeries would cope with a second peak in cases. “The government will be able to test how GP surgeries might react to a second coronavirus peak or further PPE shortages thanks to a new forecasting tool being developed by the NHS, Sky News can reveal. The local forecasting system, which is being developed by NHS innovation unit NHSX, uses thousands of health and social data feeds to model the impact of different COVID-19 scenarios, according to a person familiar with the project.”

NBC News: British doctors warn some Chinese ventilators could kill if used in hospitals

NBC News: British doctors warn some Chinese ventilators could kill if used in hospitals. “Senior British doctors have warned that 250 ventilators the United Kingdom bought from China risk causing ‘significant patient harm, including death,’ if they are used in hospitals, according to a letter seen by NBC News. The doctors said the machines had a problematic oxygen supply, could not be cleaned properly, had an unfamiliar design and a confusing instruction manual, and were built for use in ambulances, not hospitals.”

Film News: BFI launches Britain On Lockdown a public call out to map the digital video response to Coronavirus

Film News: BFI launches Britain On Lockdown a public call out to map the digital video response to Coronavirus. “Today the [British Film Institute] launches a public campaign, Britain on Lockdown, calling on the British public to recommend those online videos that best represent how Britain has experienced the impact of Coronavirus. From Joe Wicks to Boris Johnson, solidarity for NHS frontline workers and local communities coming together through to comedy parodies, public health videos about the importance of proper handwashing and charity campaign films, online video has played a key role in our collective experience of the lockdown in a way that has never been experienced before.”

Broadway World: British Museum Revamps Collection Online

Broadway World: British Museum Revamps Collection Online. “The British Museum today launches a major revamp of its online collection database, allowing over 4 million objects to be seen by people anywhere in the world. This new version of the online database – officially called the British Museum Collection Online – has been unveiled earlier than planned so that people who are currently under lockdown measures due to Covid-19 can enjoy the treasures from one of the world’s great collections from the comfort of their own home.”

UK National Archives: Free access to digital records

UK National Archives: Free access to digital records. “We are making digital records available on our website free of charge for as long as our Kew site is closed to visitors. Registered users will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days. The limits are there to try and help manage the demand for content and ensure the availability of our digital services for everyone.”

Coronavirus: Social restrictions ‘to remain for rest of year’ (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Social restrictions ‘to remain for rest of year’. “The UK will have to live with some disruptive social measures for at least the rest of the year, the government’s chief medical adviser has said. Prof Chris Whitty said it was ‘wholly unrealistic’ to expect life would suddenly return to normal soon.”

Coronavirus: First patients injected in UK vaccine trial (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: First patients injected in UK vaccine trial. “The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus.”