Covid jab will provoke public to ignore rules: SAGE scientists warn

Millions of people could start to ignore Covid restrictions once they have been vaccinated, ministers have been warned, as police revealed they are issuing increasing numbers of fines for egregious breaches of lockdown rules. Government scientists have warmed Boris Johnson that many will ‘probably abandon’ social distancing and lockdown rules once they have received the … Read more Covid jab will provoke public to ignore rules: SAGE scientists warn

SAGE blames ‘institutional racism’ as study shows 72% of black Britons are ‘unlikely’ to get vaccine

SAGE has blamed ‘structural and institutional racism and discrimination’ for vaccine scepticism among BAME communities as a recent survey found 72 per cent of black people were unlikely to have the Covid jab. A report from the Government’s scientific advisory committee said historical issues of unethical healthcare research and systemic racism are key factors for … Read more SAGE blames ‘institutional racism’ as study shows 72% of black Britons are ‘unlikely’ to get vaccine

Why DO experts say the outbreak is slowing if the death toll is continuing to soar?

Prominent SAGE scientists claimed today Britain’s winter coronavirus wave is flattening after cases fell for four days straight — despite the country recording its worst death toll ever on Wednesday. Another 1,564 more Covid fatalities were announced yesterday across the UK in the deadliest day since the pandemic began, with the total number of laboratory-confirmed victims … Read more Why DO experts say the outbreak is slowing if the death toll is continuing to soar?

DWTS pros Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold share a sweet snap of their newborns on a playdate

Witney Carson introduced her newborn son, Kevin Leo, to her fellow Dancing With The Stars pro Lindsay Arnold on a playdate with her daughter Sage Jill on Tuesday.  As the new mothers, both 27, supervised their infants’ first meeting, Carson dutifully documented their infants ‘already cuddling’ up to each other and napping side-by-side.    ‘Sage and … Read more DWTS pros Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold share a sweet snap of their newborns on a playdate

Covid UK: Jonathan Van-Tam dismisses 3m social distancing rule

Jonathan Van-Tam today shot down calls for a three metre social distancing rule and making masks compulsory outdoors. England’s deputy chief medical officer argued extending the social distancing gap would make little difference to the spread of the highly-infectious Kent strain of the virus because there is no proof it can travel further in coughs … Read more Covid UK: Jonathan Van-Tam dismisses 3m social distancing rule

Police demand ministers make English Covid laws clearer

Police leaders demanded more clarity on exercise regulations last night after Priti Patel insisted the rules were ‘simple and clear’ – despite widespread public confusion. A furious row erupted after the Home Secretary urged people to rely on their judgment and be ‘conscientious’ when deciding whether their daily exercise was within coronavirus regulations. She confirmed … Read more Police demand ministers make English Covid laws clearer

Police demand ministers make English Covid laws clearer

Police leaders demanded more clarity on exercise regulations last night after Priti Patel insisted the rules were ‘simple and clear’ – despite widespread public confusion. A furious row erupted after the Home Secretary urged people to rely on their judgment and be ‘conscientious’ when deciding whether their daily exercise was within coronavirus regulations. She confirmed … Read more Police demand ministers make English Covid laws clearer

South African variant of coronavirus is ‘taking root’ in the UK, experts claim

The super-infectious South African strain of coronavirus is already ‘taking root’ in the UK, experts have warned.   So far the Government has only announced two cases of the variant in the UK, both were patients in London who had been in contact with travellers from South Africa last month.  But a top SAGE scientist claimed … Read more South African variant of coronavirus is ‘taking root’ in the UK, experts claim

Boris Johnson gathers Cabinet amid fears lockdown could get tighter

What lockdown rules could be tightened?   Upgrade the one metre-plus social distancing rule SAGE experts are pushing for a two metres-plus guideline instead. It would mean that people should normally stay three metres apart, unless there are other protections in place such as perspex screens. Remove exercise loophole  Matt Hancock has made clear that the loophole … Read more Boris Johnson gathers Cabinet amid fears lockdown could get tighter

Boris Johnson gathers Cabinet amid fears lockdown could get tighter

Boris Johnson gathered Cabinet today amid fears lockdown could be tightened within days unless coronavirus numbers ease. The PM has been holding a virtual meeting with his senior team as they consider the next move in the crisis wreaking havoc on the country. Ministers have been desperately pleading with Britons to limit their contacts as the … Read more Boris Johnson gathers Cabinet amid fears lockdown could get tighter