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Under-30s in the UK will be offered an alternative to the Astrazeneca Covid vaccine following mounting evidence leading it to rare blood clots, Britain’s medicines regulator has ruled. A review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found that by the end of March, 79 people in the UK had suffered rare blood [...]
The Moderna vaccine has become the third Covid jab to join the UK’s jab portfolio, with the first doses being given to carers in Wales today. The vaccine received emergency approval from the UK’s medicines regulator in January, when it was deemed safe and effective. Supplies arrived in Wales this morning, with 5,000 doses sent [...]
One in three people who suffered severe illness from coronavirus have been diagnosed with a neurological or psychological condition within six months of recovering, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Oxford looked at the electronic 2020 health records of more than 230,000 Covid-19 patients, with their results published in The Lancet Psychiatry [...]
The hospitality industry has slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suggestion that vaccine passports are on the horizon as a “Hobson’s choice” that will severely restrict businesses within the sector. Announcing the next stages of lifting lockdown yesterday, Johnson said vaccine certifications were a “sensible” principle for reopening the economy. Government documents released last night revealed the [...]
The vaccines deployment minister has refused to rule out introducing Covid jab certifications for indoor pints later in the year, despite admitting they raise “difficult ethical problems”. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Nadhim Zahawi insisted that there would be no vaccine passport requirements when pubs reopen their doors for outdoor service on Monday. [...]
The world’s first 20-second Covid test centre has opened in the City today as employers begin luring workers back to the office after months of home working. Instant Covid Tests London (ICTL), which opened its doors this morning at The Brewery events space in the City of London, users holographic imaging and AI to deliver [...]
The UK’s medicines regulator is considering a proposal to restrict the use of the Astrazeneca vaccine in younger people over concerns about extremely rare blood clots, according to reports. “Two senior sources have told this programme that while the data is still unclear there are growing arguments to justify offering younger people — below the [...]
Mid-sized firms set to splurge on investment and new hires as UK exits lockdown
A third of UK employers have said that working from home has boosted the productivity of their employees, according to a study published today. The attitude towards remote working has grown more positive over the last year, as only 28 per cent of bosses supported the new work style in June, the Chartered Institute of [...]
Vaccine passports for entry to pubs, bars and restaurants would go against the “British instinct”, Sir Keir Starmer has said. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Labour leader said he would only decide his party’s official stance on the scheme once he had studied detailed proposals. “I think this is really difficult and [...]
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