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Monday, Apr 12, 2021
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Billions in Cuts to UK Aid Would Be 'Devastating Chapter' in Britain's Proud History Tackling NTDs
The UK has always been a leader on neglected tropical diseases. But aid cuts threaten that record.
‘No jab, no job’: The challenges of managing Britain’s partially vaccinated workforce
While some employers demand all staff receive a vaccine, others are more flexible about the return to work after lockdown
‘Up to 80%’ of people in Sicily refusing AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine over safety concerns
The vast majority of people offered the Oxford/AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine Vaxzevria on the southern Italian island of Sicily are refusing to take it, according to the region’s president, Nello Musumeci.
China Mulls Mixing Different COVID-19 Vaccines To Improve Efficacy Of Jabs
Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.
Boris Johnson could come out of the pandemic smelling of roses
Things have been going relatively well for Boris Johnson of late.
Cross-border travel between England and Wales to resume from Monday
People will be allowed to travel between England and Wales from tomorrow as lockdown rules ease.
Will a US/UK travel corridor be a reality this summer?
Maybe it's falling asleep on the red-eye flight, dreaming of gleaming skyscrapers before waking up to views of Long Island, ready to live out all your NYC fantasies.
Coronavirus: UK sets new record for Covid jab second doses
More than 400,000 second doses of Covid vaccines have been given in the UK for the fourth consecutive day, according to the latest government data.
Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation
Posts spreading unverified theories about the pandemic continue to spread on social media platforms.
Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
The pandemic is once again causing governments to pit incompatible ideas of freedom against each other
COVID-19: Changes to NHS Test and Trace app mean everyone will now have to check in
The updates mean every person in a group must check in when in a pub or outdoor venue rather than just one member.
MeToo-19: Brazil prostitutes strike for first-line Covid shots
Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte in southeast Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of front-line workers receiving priority coronavirus vaccines.
New boom? UK tax break extension pumps up house prices
British house prices surged last month, mortgage lender Halifax said on Friday, a further sign that finance minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to extend a property purchase tax cut has again pumped up the housing market.
Britain says 31.9 million people given COVID vaccination
Britain said on Friday it had given 545,511 COVID vaccine doses on April 8, the highest daily total since April 1, while a further 60 people had died within 28 days of a positive test for the disease, raising this death toll to 127,040.
Airlines blast Britain's travel restart plan, Jet2 cancels holidays until June
British travel company Jet2 said it was cancelling holidays until late June, blaming uncertainty in UK government plans for restarting international travel, which were condemned by airlines.
UK recognition of EU’s vaccine effort would not go amiss, says Brussels
Europe could have fully vaccinated 70% of adults before UK reaches its target, says head of EU taskforce
Greta Thunberg says she will not attend Cop26 climate summit
Swedish activist says uneven Covid vaccine rollout means countries would not participate on even terms
HSBC and Asian Development Bank join forces in $300 million vaccine financing
HSBC and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a combined $300 million in financing to help Asia’s supply chains boost manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 vaccines, the two lenders said on Friday.
Mandatory vaccines are ‘necessary in democratic society,’ don’t infringe human rights, EU court rules
Making children get jabs for common diseases is ‘necessary in democratic society’ and is in their best interests, the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday in a landmark decision against anti-vaxxers.
Covid segregation? Venezuelan mayor in hot water after placing warning signs on homes of people who tested positive for virus
A mayor in central Venezuela has become the target of a government inquiry, after he began posting red markings on homes with Covid-positive residents, apparently as a way to warn locals to stay away.
Hungary eyes vaccinating over 40% of population by end of April, starts lifting coronavirus restrictions
Hungary expects to vaccinate more than 40% of its population by the end of the month, a top official has said. Budapest has already begun lifting Covid-19 restrictions after it met the 25%-vaccination goal.
‘Biopolitical surveillance regimes’: Vaccine passports reveal the growing authoritarian tendencies of Western governments
Forcing citizens to carry digital certificates showing that they’ve had the jab - and barring them from events and buildings if they haven’t - is a dangerous step that will create a two-tier society.
UK Covid cases could rise again despite vaccine progress – WHO official
Exclusive: Dr Catherine Smallwood says there is potential for rise unconnected to increases in Europe
Families question isolation rule for visits out of English care homes
Anyone making visits out of home faces having to isolate in their room for two weeks
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