Covid Germany: Merkel warns of third wave of infections that could trigger ANOTHER lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel last night warned that new Covid variants risk a third wave of infections sweeping across the country which could provoke another national lockdown. Coronavirus cases have started to increase again in Germany with only four per cent of the public vaccinated, while Britons are already counting down the days to freedom […]

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Children are NOT legally required to wear face masks in schools, officials admit 

Children are not legally required to wear face masks in schools and should not be sent home if they refuse to wear one, government officials said last night. This week Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that secondary school pupils will have to wear masks if they cannot maintain social distancing in No10’s ultra-cautious ‘roadmap’ out […]

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Maternal deaths link to hospital visit ban, report claims

Maternal deaths link to hospital visit ban: Pregnant women might have died because their partner was not present during labour, report claims Partners are banned from attending childbirth because of Covid restrictions Report says some patients died alone in hospital or discharged themselves early Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch examined 19 deaths when visitors were only […]

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Do you suffer from 'Zoom fatigue?' Stanford professor reveals four reasons that cause the phenomenon

The coronavirus pandemic forced offices to close and meetings to move online that has created a new phenomenon known as ‘Zoom fatigue.’ Named after the popular video chat platform, the term is used to describe the exhaustion that comes with participating in video conferences, whether it be on Zoom, Google Meet or another application. A […]

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Qantas says international flights in October as it loses $1billion

Qantas plans for international flights to return by the end of October – just as Australia’s vaccination program ends – as it reveals losses of $1BILLION over the past six months Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the billion dollar loss was ‘stark but not surprising’ The loss was thanks to a $6.9 billion Covid-related loss […]

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The diet guru who says YOU can get a figure like Gwynnie’s

Ever since launching Goop, her lifestyle website in 2008, Gwyneth Paltrow has become the queen of controversy. She once revealed that she didn’t like to feed her children carbs, she introduced us all to the horrors of vaginal steaming and the less said about that scented candle the better. And this week the Oscar-winning actress […]

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, 52, becomes first Cabinet minister to receive coronavirus vaccine

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, 52, becomes first Cabinet minister to receive coronavirus vaccine – revealing he was eligible due to ‘cancer treatment 20 years ago’ The Transport Secretary received the Pfizer jab at University of Hertfordshire  Cancer treatment in the late 1990s meant the 52-year-old was contacted by GP  He also filmed a video thanking […]

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COVID-19 antibodies seem to protect survivors from infection for at least three months

New evidence suggests that COVID-19 survivors who test positive for antibodies appear to be protected from reinfection for at least a few months. Researchers found that having coronavirus antibodies put people at a 10-fold lower risk of infection compared to those who tested negative for antibodies.  What’s more, this protection lasted for at least 90 […]

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Homegrown California coronavirus variant will account for 90% of the state’s cases

A homegrown coronavirus variant that emerged in California early last year is more contagious and avoids antibodies generated by vaccines more easily than earlier strains of the virus, two new studies finds. The variant, known as B.1.427/B.1.429 – also sometimes called CAL.20C/L452R – is believed to be behind the dramatic spike in cases and deaths […]

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Israel adopts law allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared

Israel’s parliament today passed a law allowing the government to share the identities of people not vaccinated against the coronavirus with other authorities.  The move on Wednesday has raising privacy concerns for those opting out of inoculation. The measure, which passed with 30 votes for and 13 against, gives local governments, the director general of […]

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Government launches Covid advert encouraging lockdown weary Britons ‘to keep going’

Lockdown-weary Britons will be told ‘to keep going’ in a new government advertising blitz encouraging people to stay at home ahead of the easing of restrictions.  The campaign will attempt to remind people that ‘everything they’re doing is helping stop the spread of the virus’, and they should continue to wear face masks, socially distance […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wishes the late Steve Jobs a happy 66th birthday in a tweet

The company’s journey to the summit of the technology industry has been a rocky one, having seen Jobs (pictured right in 1976) leave the firm in the mid-1980s after his pet project, the first Macintosh computer, struggled and he attempted to oust then chief executive John Sculley. Wozniak is pictured left   1976: Founders Steve Jobs, […]

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Covid outbreaks are SEVEN TIMES smaller in some areas

Ministers are facing mounting calls for the parts of England with the smallest coronavirus outbreaks to be released from lockdown earlier with official data showing cases in the worst-hit areas are seven times higher than in others. Department of Health data showed Devon, Cornwall and the Isle of Wight recorded fewer than 50 infections per […]

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‘NO scientific argument’ for teachers to be prioritised for a Covid jab

There isn’t a strong scientific argument for teachers to be prioritised for a Covid jab, the UK’s chief vaccine adviser said today.   Professor Anthony Harnden, deputy chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said data had shown categorically that school staff are not at an increased risk of catching or falling ill with the […]

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Jerome Boateng is investigated for ‘tearing girlfriend’s ear

German prosecutors are investigating footballer Jerome Boateng for allegedly tearing the ear of his girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt a year before her death. The case against Boateng, which was first opened in 2019 before being shelved last year, has now been re-opened by Munich prosecutors after new information emerged from the police inquiries that followed Lenhardt’s […]

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Father-of-four, 48, dies of Covid after receiving first dose of Pfizer jab

A father-of-four has died from Covid-19 after receiving his first dose of Pfizer‘s vaccine just two days before he was diagnosed with the virus. Chris Moore, from Shotley Bridge, near Consett in County Durham, had been shielding during the pandemic, but returned to his role as an NHS administrator at the end of last year. […]

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Britain WON’T have to live with Covid like flu because it will become like measles, top expert says

Sage member Professor Devi Sridhar has said Britain will not have to live with Covid like flu because its prominence in society will be more like measles Britain might not have to live with coronavirus in the future because the current crop of vaccines are so effective, a top Government scientist expert has claimed. Most scientists […]

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Brits could get their Covid vaccine in a PILL in future, Oxford University says

Britons could get their Covid vaccine in the form of a pill in the future, according to the lead scientist behind Oxford University’s jab. Professor Sarah Gilbert told MPs today her team were focusing their efforts on new, injection-free ways to deliver the vaccine and stimulate a better immune response. The group are exploring delivering the […]

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How life is getting back to normal for Israel’s citizens: Nearly 3 million fully inoculated

Israel is banking on vaccine passports to re-open its economy with gyms, hotels, restaurants and swimming pools , bars and restaurants open to those with a ‘green pass’ who have had two doses of a jab.  More than a third of Israel’s 8.6 million population has been fully vaccinated in the world’s quickest immunisation programme […]

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Covid outbreak at ex-Army barracks housing asylum seekers

A coronavirus outbreak at an ex-Army barracks which is used to house asylum seekers has seen almost 200 migrants test positive for the disease so far this year. Napier Barracks in Kent has been used as ’emergency’ accommodation since September last year.  Reports had suggested that at least 120 residents had tested positive for Covid-19 […]

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Reading and Leeds Festival is on, organisers confirm

The Reading and Leeds Festival website crashed this afternoon after it was announced that the music event would be going ahead this summer. Those trying to buy tickets or find out information about the festival on the website were met with a message saying: ‘Error establishing a database connection’. It comes after Festival Republic confirmed […]

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Six Nations showdown between France and Scotland WILL go ahead

Six Nations showdown between France and Scotland WILL go ahead as planned after fresh round of negative tests following chaos caused by Covid-19 outbreak in Les Bleus squad Eleven players and three staff members are isolating after a Covid-19 outbreak France’s clash with Scotland was in major doubt but it will go ahead as planned […]

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Ironbridge Museum launches hunt for ‘hidden LGBTQ workers’ of the industrial revolution

A museum is to use Government cash to host a virtual drag queen night to kick-start a research project to find gay, lesbian and transgender Britons who may have helped in the Industrial Revolution more than 200 years ago.  The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust runs sites in the Shropshire Valley region known for its 18th […]

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Call that a haircut, Carrie? Boris Johnson parades VERY subtle trim

Boris Johnson today appeared in public with a DIY haircut crafted by Carrie Symonds inside Downing Street – but his fiancee appears have gone carefully after previous claims she used a ruler to trim his fringe. The Prime Minister’s shaggy shock of blonde hair has been branded a ‘national crisis’ and with six weeks until hairdressers […]

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Tragedy as son, 41, dies of coronavirus three weeks after visiting 67-year-old Covid-stricken father

A family were hit with a double tragedy after a son died of coronavirus three weeks after visiting his COVID-stricken father on his deathbed. Greg Smith began showing symptoms of the virus days after spending time with his dying father Roy, 67, at Queens Hospital in Burton. The father-of-five, who worked as a shift manager […]

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Football supporters and sports fans will be back in stadiums WITHIN WEEKS

Football supporters and sports fans will be back in stadiums within weeks under Government plans to test how coronavirus spreads in crowds, once people have been vaccinated or tested. Sports fans will be given the chance to have their fix of live action ahead of the Government’s target date for the return of supporters on […]

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New Zealand lobby their government dispensation to bring Devon Conway on England tour

New Zealand lobby government for dispensation to bring Devon Conway on England tour… run-machine is yet to gain citizenship so could not return ‘home’ with Black Cats due to strict Covid rules New Zealand cricket have applied to country’s immigration department  Devon Conway qualifies for Black Caps but does not yet have citizenship New Zealand desperately […]

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