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Coronavirus statistical update: Bame population more likely to become seriously ill

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Members of the Bame population are more susceptible to becoming seriously ill with the virus and dying. Text and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 20:41 Monday, Apr 20, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Russell Hall statistics

Key coronavirus message from the council

Hastings Borough Council has a leading role to play in combating the coronavirus, passing on advice from the government, liaising with local support groups and as a key point of contact in the community hub. Deputy leader Colin Fitzgerald provides an update on actions taken and urges everyone to keep following government advice. 

Posted 17:09 Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: CA1066 Colin Fitzgerald comunity hub ESCC Hastings Borough Council Hastings Community Transport heart HVA Kim Forward

Community rallies to tackle PPE shortages but  inadequate supplies elsewhere criticised

PPE shortages in Hastings surgeries have prompted an encouraging community response. Although the county’s healthcare trust says supplies in the key hospitals are adequate, healthcare workers’ representatives have criticised shortages elsewhere. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:04 Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: giles duley Hastings Emergecy Action Response Team Hastings Makers for NHS and Keyworkers PPE

Coronavirus statistical update: male deaths are much higher, as are those of over 70s

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Further information on deaths was made available by the Office of National Statistics today, indicating a significant gender difference and a greater prevalence among people of 70 or over. Text by Russell Hall and Nick Terdre, charts by Russell Hall.

Posted 23:45 Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: covid-19-archive Nick Terdre ONS Public Health England Russell Hall statistics

Coronavirus statistical update: a better estimate of deaths made available by ONS

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular (no longer daily) update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Fuller information on deaths has been made available by the Office of National Statistics, including a figure for those occurring in care homes. Text and charts by Russell Hall.

Posted 23:03 Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Russell Hall

Artist’s response to Covid-19 goes viral

An appeal to promote buying art direct from the artist that began in Hastings four weeks ago has gone global. At a time when exhibitions have been cancelled and galleries closed, #artistsupportpledge is bringing income to artists who are struggling as the result of the global pandemic. Meet artist Matthew Burrows who created the hashtag which gives creatives a new way to sell their work.

Posted 21:20 In: Covid-19 Tags: #artistsupportpledge Artist artist-support-pledge Gift Economy Hastings Matthew Burrows painter pledge

Charles Eisenstein: a post Covid vision

HOT’s Zelly Restorick recently bumped into a friend and her little daughter when at the local farm shop for supplies – and was told about Charles Eisenstein’s insightful and thoughtful vision for a post Covid world. Eisenstein is the author of books such as Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible.

Posted 19:02 In: Covid-19 Tags: Charles Eisenstein

Draw online with Rachel Glittenberg

St Leonards-based artist Rachel Glittenberg is one of several creators who have taken to running art classes online during the Covid-19 lockdown. Erica Smith caught up with Rachel to see how she has adapted from teaching painting classes at her studio to teaching an online drawing class every Monday morning.

Posted 18:01 In: Covid-19 Tags: Erica Smith Rachel Glittenberg
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