The Guardian

The Guardian 21 Nov 2019

Hello, I have death anxiety


A lot of people are scared of death. But some people, including Leah, think about it an unhealthy amount. Thanatophobia is an irrational fear of death or the dying process. When we asked for your views, a lot of you said suffer from this too. So this week's episode of Death Land is dedicated to an open conversation about the issue

The Home Secretary Priti Patel has said the government is "sorry if people feel there have been failings" to provide adequate protective clothing to many health workers. Doctors' leaders have warned that medical workers' lives are being put at risk due to a lack of personal protection equipment. It comes as deaths in UK hospitals from coronavirus rose by more than 900 in the last 24 hours. Many more people are thought to be dying in care homes and in the community. Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News reports from Science Editor David Shukman, Health Correspondent Laura Foster, Home Affairs Correspondent Tom Symonds and Political Correspondent Ben Wright.
Wisconsin's state Supreme Court overturned the governor's stay-at-home orders. Gov. Tony Evers (D) says the court's decision will lead to more coronavirus deaths.
New research from Columbia University found that at least 36,000 lives could have been saved if the U.S. had imposed social distancing guidelines just one week earlier in March. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN to discuss how the White House is responding.
Spain has reported 812 new deaths related to coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Authorities say 6,398 more people have been infected.

The growth in coronavirus cases in hard-hit Spain appears to be slowing, the country's foreign minister has told the BBC.

Another 6,400 cases were confirmed on Monday, the lowest increase in new cases for a week. The total of deaths reached 7,340 after 812 new fatalities.

It comes as a national lockdown expanded to instruct non-essential workers to stay home for two weeks.

Meanwhile, the doctor leading the country's response has tested positive.

Spain's latest national figures show that the virus' upwards curve appears to be flattening out, Foreign Minister Arancha González says.

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