Inside country with no Covid-19 cases – and why they think it's down to coconuts

Inside country with no Covid-19 cases – and why they think it's down to coconuts

Kiribati’s approach, one of the poorest and furthest of all countries, shows how fragile and underdeveloped it is. Small ribbons of green lie flat on the Central Pacific, the islands are extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. The greenness of these little patches of land…

Latest R rate for UK as coronavirus cases continue to fall

Latest R rate for UK as coronavirus cases continue to fall

The reproduction rate, or R-value, of coronavirus transmission in the UK is now between 0.8 and 1. The weekly update has been released by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergency (Sage). Last week, the R number was between 0.9…

What other European countries are doing as second wave cases peak

What other European countries are doing as second wave cases peak

Countries in Europe have been urged to enforce strict coronavirus restrictions to prevent an increase in the number of cases and deaths after Christmas. But European Commission officials do not advise against travel. Although, as in the UK, where there is a travel period between…

Pac-12 football: USC’s positive cases, and testing trouble, a lesson for other programs

Pac-12 football: USC’s positive cases, and testing trouble, a lesson for other programs

The Pac-12 season was a series of cautionary tales, but the final episode got us doing a triple shot here at Hotline headquarters. Last week, USC announced four positive COVID-19 cases, which was both surprising and expected. Expected, because Los Angeles goes through 5,000 new…

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