Vaccine to have marginal impact on winter pressures as rollout work continues

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Vaccine to have marginal impact on winter pressures as rollout work continues

The UK’s chief medical officers have warned the coronavirus vaccine will only have a “marginal impact” on hospital numbers over the winter as each of the four nations prepares to start administering the first doses next week. Festive gatherings are likely to put additional pressure on healthcare services, with a tough few months still ahead, experts said. It comes as preparations are continuing to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine from […]

PM and EC president in emergency talks as time runs out on trade deal

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PM and EC president in emergency talks as time runs out on trade deal

Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen are to hold emergency talks as negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal go down to the wire. With time for an agreement rapidly running out, the two sides’ chief negotiators announced on Friday they were putting the talks on “pause” to allow political leaders to take stock. In a joint statement following the latest round of negotiations in London, the […]

Regulator defends speed of UK vaccine approval as first batch arrives

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Regulator defends speed of UK vaccine approval as first batch arrives

The UK approved a Covid-19 vaccine without compromising safety, the medicines regulator said after America’s top infectious disease expert questioned the level of scrutiny. Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned the speed at which the UK approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine could undermine confidence in the jab. Dr Fauci told CBS American regulators would do a “more thorough job”, although he […]

PM acknowledges immense logistical challenges of vaccine rollout

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PM acknowledges immense logistical challenges of vaccine rollout

The Prime Minister has warned of the “immense logistical challenges” in distributing the newly approved coronavirus vaccine as it emerged that most care home residents will need to wait for their jab. The UK became the first country in the world to give the go-ahead to the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday, paving the way for vaccinations to start next week.   The Prime Minister has warned of […]

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Don’t Let Fire Ruin Your Festive Cheer This Christmas

Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home - there's lots to think about this Christmas. But one thing we and the national Fire Kills campaign are urging local residents to put top of their Christmas lists this year is fire safety. While fire safety is vital throughout the year, the extra distractions of Christmas make it especially important to be vigilant. This is why we're asking people to take extra […]

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