Hancock hails Covid jabs for saving more than 6,000 lives by the end of February

Mass coronavirus vaccination sites across the UK have announced they will close temporarily next month due to looming supply issues – as Matt Hancock revealed the jabs have saved at least 6,000 lives already in the UK.  Vaccine centres in Devon, Cornwall and Kent are among those to have confirmed they will ‘have to pause’ during … Read more

Hancock hails Covid jabs for saving more than 6,000 lives by the end of February

Mass coronavirus vaccination sites across the UK have announced they will close temporarily next month due to looming supply issues – as Matt Hancock revealed the jabs have saved at least 6,000 lives already in the UK.  Vaccine centres in Devon, Cornwall and Kent are among those to have confirm they will ‘have to pause’ during … Read more

Coronavirus: Indian AstraZeneca vaccine factory urges government to let it ship to the UK

The Indian factory churning out AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine has reportedly asked the country’s government for permission to ‘immediately’ ship millions of doses to the UK. Indian media reports that the Serum Institute has written to ministers for consent to export the jabs, after New Delhi last week blocked a batch of 5million. Health Secretary Matt … Read more

UK Health Security Agency: Matt Hancock unveils new Covid-fighting body to replace PHE

Matt Hancock today unveiled a new pandemic-fighting body that will replace Public Health England and protect the UK in the face of future disease outbreaks. The Health Secretary said the UK Health Security Agency will begin work next month and its ‘sole job’ will be to ‘plan, prevent and respond to external threats to health’. … Read more

Matt Hancock unveils new pandemic-fighting body the UK Health Security Agency

Matt Hancock today unveiled a new pandemic-fighting body that will replace Public Health England and protect the UK in the face of future disease outbreaks. The Health Secretary said the UK Health Security Agency will begin work next month and its ‘sole job’ will be to ‘plan, prevent and respond to external threats to health’. … Read more

Spain gets set to lift restrictions for UK travellers on March 30

Scientists have urged Britons not to get their hopes up about holidaying in Europe this summer, amid warnings of a third wave of Covid picking up pace across the continent. ‘Professor Lockdown’ Neil Ferguson today called for borders to stay shut throughout the summer until every adult has had a vaccine and urged Brits to … Read more

No10 pushing for compulsory Covid vaccines for care home staff amid fears about low uptake

Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed the Government may make Covid vaccines compulsory for care home staff. Ministers are concerned about low uptake rates among carers — NHS figures show just a third of workers have had the jabs in parts of London. Mr Hancock admitted mandatory vaccination was ‘something we are looking at’ and claimed … Read more

Coronavirus vaccines will be COMPULSORY for care home staff

Jabs will be COMPULSORY for care home staff: Leaked report says ministers will make vaccinations mandatory for workers in adult social care amid concerns over low take-up Figures show jab take-up among care home staff across England remains low  To combat the issue, the government has now pushed for compulsory vaccines If plans go through, … Read more

Coronavirus vaccines will be COMPULSORY for care home staff

Jabs will be COMPULSORY for care home staff: Leaked report says ministers will make vaccinations mandatory for workers in adult social care amid concerns over low take-up Figures show jab take-up among care home staff across England remains low  To combat the issue, the government has now pushed for compulsory vaccines If plans go through, … Read more

New Covid test could HALVE the time it takes to identify mutant strains, experts say 

New Covid test that spots variants faster could HALVE the time it takes to identify mutant strains, experts say New variant test will soon be testing every Covid positive sample for mutations Genotype assay testing could halve the time it takes to spot virus mutations  The new system is currently being trialled in NHS Test … Read more