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Thursday, Feb 25, 2021
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Housing market concerns begin to emerge
The housing market is still red hot. But there are growing concerns about how much longer this strength can last.
Fauci: Anti-vaccine sentiment in UK and US ‘quite concerning’
Anti-vaccine sentiment in the UK and the US is a “self-amplifying problem that just keeps getting bigger and bigger”, according to US presidential medical adviser Anthony Fauci.
Here’s what you’ll be wearing this autumn
Balaclavas! Club kids! Camping chic! The all-virtual fashion event delivered real-life style for our brave new world. Chloe Street has the download on what we’ll be buying next season
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19
European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU countries that depend heavily on tourism desperate to rescue this summer’s holiday sea...
Johnson & Johnson's One-Shot Covid Vaccine Effective, Safe: US Drug Regulator
J&J's vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 against multiple variants in a global trial involving nearly 44,000 people, the company said last month.
UK thinktank calls for door-to-door Covid jabs to tackle vaccine disparities
Exclusive: Runnymede Trust chief says uptake gap risks Covid becoming a disease of poverty
Calls for mandatory Covid jabs conflict with Britons' right to say no
Analysis: idea is not as simple as it seems, due to the fact vaccination is not mandatory under UK law
UK’s Covid-19 app can be converted into vaccine certificate whether Brits want it or not – reports
The National Health Service app initially developed for users to show their Covid-19 test results can be converted into a digital vaccine certificate without further technical alterations – bad news for the privacy-conscious.
Heathrow passenger numbers fall to 1970s' levels
Heathrow Airport has reported a £2bn annual loss after passenger numbers during the coronavirus pandemic dropped to levels last seen in the 1970s.
Another 548 people die with Covid in UK
Another 548 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, bringing the overall toll to 121,305.
Facebook in Australia: What happened after news was blocked?
Critics of Facebook say the company's ban on news appearing on its platform in Australia has made it more difficult for people to access reliable sources - and increased the influence of bad and misleading information.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
Face masks could have to be worn until end of 2022
Face masks, hand washing and one-way systems may be needed even after the entire population is vaccinated for Covid, scientists have warned.
Covid-19: PM promises review on issues of vaccine passports
There are "deep and complex issues" with using vaccine passports or certificates to prove someone's Covid "status", Boris Johnson has said.
Holiday bookings surge after lockdown exit plans
Holiday firms and airlines have reported a surge in bookings since the plan for easing lockdown was unveiled.
What is the science behind plans to relax England's lockdown?
A quick guide to the scientific underpinnings, advice and evidence behind the roadmap for relaxing Covid restrictions
There is ‘no credible route to a zero-Covid Britain,’ Boris Johnson says, as he unveils ‘irreversible’ lockdown-lifting plan
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday conceded there is “no credible route” for Britain or the world to become completely free of Covid-19, as he announced a plan to gradually lift restrictions.
Pubs & shops in England to reopen in April, schools start back in two weeks, as PM Johnson unveils Covid lockdown exit
All pupils in England will return to the classroom on March 8 and some businesses will reopen next month, UK PM Boris Johnson said on Monday as he unveiled a four-stage plan to take the country out of its Covid-19 lockdown.
UK MPs to debate removing the Northern Ireland Protocol from Brexit deal with EU, after Brussels triggered it during vaccine row
The UK parliament will discuss removing the Northern Ireland Protocol from the Brexit deal, after politicians called for urgent debate to address the damage in the wake of the EU’s triggering of the article over a Covid jabs row.
UK’s Covid vaccine rollout slashed hospitalisation rates by up to 94 percent, Scottish data reveals
The UK’s mass vaccination program has dramatically cut Covid hospitalisation rates, Scottish data has shown, with the Pzifer jab reducing rates by 85 percent and AstraZeneca by 94 percent.
‘It should be the last national lockdown,’ says UK vax minister ahead of PM’s long-awaited announcement to ease Covid restrictions
The British vaccines minister has said the government will adopt a “cautious” approach to leaving the country’s Covid-19 induced lockdown, but added that families may still have to wait a month before travelling to meet outdoors.
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Children to be made to wear face masks at all times when they go back to school
Secondary school pupils will be made to wear face masks in the classroom when they return to school on March 8, reports say.
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