News story: Update from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the COVID-19 alert level

first_imgThe Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from level 3 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation) to level 4 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation, transmission is high or rising exponentially). The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and recommend all 4 nations of the UK should move to level 4. After a period of lower COVID cases and deaths, the number of cases are now rising rapidly and probably exponentially in significant parts of all 4 nations. If we are to avoid significant excess deaths and exceptional pressure in the NHS and other health services over the autumn and winter, everyone has to follow the social distancing guidance, wear face coverings correctly and wash their hands regularly. We know this will be a concerning news for many people. Please follow the rules, look after each other and together we will get through this. Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris WhittyChief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBrideChief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Gregor SmithDeputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Chris Joneslast_img read more

Watch Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Perform “Lazarus” Ahead Of David Bowie Tribute

first_imgAfter performing incredible tributes to Radiohead and The Beatles at the Fox Theatre in Boulder and at Tonic Room in Chicago, respectively, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies will bring their “Masquerade Ball of Light & Dark” tour to American Beauty in New York City this weekend. The Saturday, November 5th show will contain another special tribute set, as the band are preparing to pay their respects to the late David Bowie. In anticipation of this one-of-a-kind tribute, American Babies have released a video from their rehearsals for the show. The video shows them performing “Lazarus” from Bowie’s final album Blackstar, which was released days before his death. If this video is any indication, Hamilton and co. are putting in the hard work to nail songs from throughout Bowie’s diverse career.Watch the video of Tom Hamilton’s American Babies performing “Lazarus” below.If you enjoyed this video, make sure to catch Tom Hamilton’s American Babies at American Beauty this Saturday for this sure-to-be-awesome tribute to David Bowie. [buy tickets here]last_img read more