The Guardian

The Guardian 4 Feb 2020

Have we reached peak filler?


The UK has been going wild for cosmetic dermal fillers in recent years. Popularised by US celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, ordinary women across the country are also getting in on the look and using dermal fillers to create artificially inflated lips, cheekbones, and jawlines. But the industry is unregulated, and without a medical professional on hand things can go badly wrong. Sirin Kale finds out how dermal fillers became so popular and asks what we need to do to make the industry safer

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The Director of the White House Coronavirus Task Force says there are encouraging signs in the battle with the coronavirus in the United States, but warns that we are not out of the woods yet since we have not reached our peak in cases. (April 10)
The US has become the first country in the world to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day.

Figures from Johns Hopkins University show 2,108 people died in the past 24 hours while there are now more than half a million confirmed infections.

The US could soon surpass Italy as the country with the most coronavirus deaths worldwide.

But experts on the White House Covid-19 task force say the outbreak is starting to level off across the US.

Dr Deborah Birx said there were good signs the outbreak was stabilising, but cautioned: "As encouraging as they are, we have not reached the peak."

President Donald Trump also said he expects the US to see a lower death toll than the initial predictions of 100,000 fatalities, adding: "We're seeing clear signs that our aggressive strategy is saving countless lives".

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