Calls grow for Scottish MP to quit after she pleads guilty to breaking Covid rules

Former SNP politician Margaret Ferrier under more pressure after admitting she failed to self-isolate Constituents of the Covid rule-breaking MP Margaret Ferrier are said to be “aghast” that she remains in post, as calls for her to resign gathered pace after she pleaded guilty on Thursday to “culpably and recklessly” exposing the public to theContinue reading “Calls grow for Scottish MP to quit after she pleads guilty to breaking Covid rules”

Covid was a huge blow for UK arts venues. The energy crisis could be a fatal one | Charlotte Higgins

There is no price cap for businesses, so the fuel bills of many theatres and venues will become completely unmanageable Imagine a small music venue. There are many such places dotted around the UK, the sort of spot where you might catch an up-and-coming band, some folk or jazz, the occasional standup comedian. I’m thinkingContinue reading “Covid was a huge blow for UK arts venues. The energy crisis could be a fatal one | Charlotte Higgins”

‘Most have thrown their hands up’: has the US forgotten about Covid?

As Americans go about their daily lives, severely affected Covid patients are wondering if others are moving too quickly from the worst days of the pandemic Despite signs that indicate the latest Covid-19 surge is slowing down, an average of 400 deaths in the US is still reported on a daily basis. Various mask andContinue reading “‘Most have thrown their hands up’: has the US forgotten about Covid?”

Instagram and Facebook suspend Robert Kennedy Jr’s anti-vaccine group

Critics calls move ‘too late too little’ after group repeatedly violated policies on Covid-19 misinformation Instagram and Facebook have suspended a prominent anti-vaccine group led by Robert Kennedy Jr for repeatedly violating rules prohibiting misinformation about Covid-19. The non-profit, Children’s Health Defense (CHD), is one of the most influential anti-vaccine organizations active on social media,Continue reading “Instagram and Facebook suspend Robert Kennedy Jr’s anti-vaccine group”

British travellers left struggling to board flights after NHS Covid pass down

Users trying to check in for flights were left unable to access proof of their vaccination status for several hours on Thursday night British travellers were left struggling to board flights after the NHS Covid Pass system went down for several hours on Thursday night. Users trying to access proof of their vaccination status viaContinue reading “British travellers left struggling to board flights after NHS Covid pass down”

‘Unethical’ for GPs to charge to prescribe Covid antivirals, Australian charity says

Council on the Ageing says doctors who charge consultation fee for prescription for older people should be called out Get our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcast Failing to bulk bill pensioners who require life-saving Covid-19 antivirals is “morally bankrupt” and “unethical”, the head of the national peak body for olderContinue reading “‘Unethical’ for GPs to charge to prescribe Covid antivirals, Australian charity says”

The Guardian view on the A-level class of 2022: they made the grade | Editorial

In spite of Covid’s disruptions, the latest sixth form leavers came through successfully. They do not deserve universities that are starved of money If ever there was a cohort of school leavers who deserved congratulations on their A-level results, it is surely the class of 2022, who received their grades on Thursday. No group ofContinue reading “The Guardian view on the A-level class of 2022: they made the grade | Editorial”

NHS England to roll out dual-variant Covid jab from September

Booster programme to start on 5 September as reports say NHS does not have enough stock of new jab The NHS will launch its Covid booster programme on 5 September, officials have said, as it prepares to becomes the world’s first healthcare system to offer a next-generation vaccine that targets both the original strain ofContinue reading “NHS England to roll out dual-variant Covid jab from September”

Police call for Bolsonaro to be charged for spreading Covid misinformation

Brazil’s federal police ask supreme court to charge president over bogus claims in October 2021 social media broadcast Brazilian federal police have called for President Jair Bolsonaro to be charged with spreading fake information about a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 680,000 of his citizens, including bogus claims of a link between AidsContinue reading “Police call for Bolsonaro to be charged for spreading Covid misinformation”

There is little to celebrate about today’s A-level results – inequalities just got worse | Nadeine Asbali

Students have paid the price of the pandemic and a government that neglects the chasm between rich and poor The English teacher in me couldn’t help but recognise pathetic fallacy in the grim weather this morning, as though it confirmed the worst fears of teachers across the country that this year’s A-level results would provideContinue reading “There is little to celebrate about today’s A-level results – inequalities just got worse | Nadeine Asbali”

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