COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 12th October 2020

UK

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducts urgent investigation into blanket orders not to resuscitate care home residents

https://bit.ly/3jR0INX

Poverty campaigners estimate 1 million pupils have recently signed up for first time
for free school meals

https://bit.ly/3iQTisK

A rushed vaccine could do far more damage than Covid

https://bit.ly/3jMSw10

The Covid testing trap

https://bit.ly/34ND1j7

Funeral home forces sons to stop comforting grieving mom due to COVID rules, “You can’t move the chairs. You were told.”

https://bit.ly/3nKzZET

Europe

Archbishops to ask Taoiseach to let people go to Mass despite restrictions

https://bit.ly/3iQwQje

Bishop Athanasius Schneider says its unacceptable for priests to dip their fingers in disinfectant after each communicant and thus rub consecrated host particles into it

https://bit.ly/3lFYdP4

World

Nature report: Face masks — what the data say

https://go.nature.com/3dnTj6m

National Geographic: A ‘herd mentality’ can’t stop the COVID-19 pandemic. Neither can a weak vaccine.

https://on.natgeo.com/30XEja1

And finally, a deacon blesses faithful during procession of the Blessed Sacrament in Queens.