COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 20th August 2020


Birmingham is on the brink of being forced into lockdown as Matt Hancock ‘chairs a Gold Command meeting over spiralling cases in the city’

Nearly half of British parents will NOT get their children vaccinated against COVID-19, poll claims


German university study reveals most people vastly underestimating the rate of COVID-19 increase due to an ‘exponential growth bias

Italy’s teachers want guarantees they won’t be prosecuted if pupils catch coronavirus

Sweden’s COVID-19 expert comes under fire for appearing to ask whether a higher death rate in old people was a fair price to pay for herd immunity

Lourdes Assumption pilgrimage attendance falls by 80%


Paul Tambyah, senior consultant at the National University of Singapore, says coronavirus mutation ‘may be a good thing thing’ – more infectious but less deadly

The pandemic appears to have spared Africa so far. Scientists are struggling to explain why

And finally, people are speculating what’s in the Russian vaccine