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Covid travel: minister defends plan for amber watchlist in England

Labour warns move will add to confusion over which countries are safe to visit during summer holidaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA government minister has defended proposals for an amber watchlist for travel destinations, as Labour warned it would merely add to the confusion over which countries are safe to visit during the summer holidays.Matt Warman, the minister for digital infrastructure, said the travel watchlist for England would provide people with more inf...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, Labour, Air transport, Transport, Health policy, Heathrow Airport, Matt Warman, Coronavirus


Matt Gaetz says he has the 'freedom variant' as he mocks experts who warn about worsening COVID-19 mutations

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz mocked COVID-19 experts who've been warning about mutations and variants. "I got the Florida variant. I got the freedom variant," he said on Saturday at a rally. Gaetz's mocking remarks came as Florida broke its record for daily COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Delta, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, House Judiciary Committee, Florida Department of Health, Largo Florida, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz


West Virginia's governor was so disturbed by information on the Delta variant that he said he wanted to 'pee and throw up'

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Chris Jackson/Associated Press WV Gov. Jim Justice said the thought of the Delta variant spreading makes him want to "pee and throw up." West Virginia in recent weeks has been seeing a spike in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Earlier this week, however, Justice declined to enforce a mask mandate in the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. The rise of the Delta variant in West Virginia and the fear of inadequately containing it makes W...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Justice, West Virginia, Trends, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Jim Justice, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, COVID, Internal CDC


Texas Governor Bans Mask Mandates as Republicans Embrace Death and Disease

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday night that bans local mask mandates used to fight the covid-19 pandemic, which has gotten worse in recent days thanks to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus. The executive order comes after Republicans in Congress staged a protest Thursday …Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Medicine, Congress, Articles, Vaccine, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Fauci, Greg Abbott, Kevin McCarthy, Covid 19 Pandemic, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic


Ministers under fire for putting France on England’s ‘amber plus’ list

Criticism grows after concerns raised over whether there was too much focus on Covid cases in RéunionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are facing growing criticism for putting France on the new “amber plus” travel list, after concerns were raised about whether they focused too much on variant cases in its Réunion Island territory 5,700 miles (9,180 km) from Paris.The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, admitted on Thursday the decision to impose tougher restri...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, France, Society, UK News, World news, Paris, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Reunion Island, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


Vaccine passport plan intended to coax young to have jabs, says Raab

Foreign secretary says government will not ‘hold country back’ because some are not getting vaccinatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government is using the threat of domestic vaccine passports to coax and cajole people into getting double-jabbed, the foreign secretary has admitted.Dominic Raab said ministers did not want to “hold the country back” just because some individuals were not coming forward to get innoculated, confirming publicly what many suspected ab...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Raab, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


UK poised to end amber list quarantine for people vaccinated in US and EU

Ministers to discuss plans, with talks also to determine if they will apply to England only or all UK nationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePlans to significantly open up international travel are expected to be announced on Wednesday, with UK ministers poised to let people who have been fully vaccinated in the US and EU avoid quarantine if arriving from amber-list countries.The move would benefit millions of people by finally letting them be reunited with family and ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, France, US, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy


Ken Clarke says he was not responsible for blood products during scandal

Tory who was a health minister in early days of infection controversy says it ‘hardly came across my desk’Ken Clarke said he was not responsible for blood products during the early days of the infected blood scandal despite being a health minister at the time, an inquiry has heard. Lord Clarke, who was a Conservative health minister from 1982 to 1985, said the emerging controversy surrounding the blood products was something that “hardly ever came across my desk” as he was dealing with policies ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, NHS, Clarke, Politics past, Aids and HIV, Kenneth Clarke, Ken Clarke, Contaminated blood scandal


Covid: more EU states to restrict venue access for unvaccinated people

Ireland and Italy among those joining France in requiring vaccine passes to enter bars and restaurantsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn increasing number of European governments are planning to prevent unvaccinated people from being able to attend hospitality venues such as bars and restaurants this summer, as Emmanuel Macron celebrates the fruits of the recent announcement of the policy in France. France on Monday passed the threshold of 40 million people having rec...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, England, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, Spain, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands


Sajid Javid apologises for saying it was time to stop ‘cowering’ from Covid

Health secretary says sorry for ‘poor choice of word’ after backlash from bereaved familiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSajid Javid has apologised for saying it was time to stop “cowering” from Covid, after an outcry from families bereaved by the virus.On Saturday, the health secretary said on Twitter that he had recovered from coronavirus – which he contracted despite having had two doses of the vaccine. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, Health policy, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus, COVID


How England’s ‘pingdemic’ took a heavy toll on the Tories

It was billed as a return to freedom, but the week ended with empty supermarket shelves and cancelled trains as many thousand workers – including the PM and chancellor – self-isolatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast weekend, as MPs prepared for their long summer holiday break from Westminster, a senior member of Boris Johnson’s cabinet had this to say about the Conservative government’s achievements in steering the country through the Covid-19 pandemic. “It seems ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Opinion polls, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Focus, Coronavirus


Britain faces ‘decades of financial risk’ as £370bn pandemic bill mounts

MPs call for immediate inquiry into Covid response to learn the lessons of what went wrongCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTaxpayers will be left facing “significant financial risk for decades to come” because of the levels of emergency government spending on the pandemic, totalling more than £370bn, a powerful committee of MPs says today.In two separate reports, the all-party public accounts committee (PAC) paints a daunting picture of the lasting financial strain cau...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, Tax and spending, Public finance, Britain, NHS, PAC, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, COVID


Sage adviser claims ministers trying to get as many as possible infected with Covid

Exclusive: Prof Robert West says rhetoric about caution is ‘a way of putting blame on public’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA scientist advising the government has accused ministers of allowing infections to rip through the younger population in an effort to bolster levels of immunity before the NHS faces winter pressures.The allegation comes after England’s remaining Covid restrictions were eased on Monday, with nightclubs throwing open their doors for the first tim...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Robert West, Coronavirus


France fiasco to pingdemic U-turn: Boris Johnson’s week of chaos

In the last seven days the UK government has flailed from one controversy or misstep to the nextCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOften, the political week heading into the Commons summer recess can feel almost soporific, with the thoughts of ministers and MPs geared more towards holiday sunbeds than rows. But the last seven days has been different, and not only because of the ongoing political flux of coronavirus, with the government seeming to flail from one controver...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, France, Conservatives, Travel & leisure, UK News, Immigration and asylum, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Vaccinate all UK university students by September, says union

UCU urges government to prevent universities being ‘incubators for Covid-19 all over again’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUniversity staff are demanding the full vaccination of all students by September and compulsory face masks on campus to stop the Delta variant from ripping through universities in the new academic year.The University and College Union (UCU) has written to the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, warning that the Covid chaos seen in universities ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Microbiology, Delta, Universities, Vaccines and immunisation, Gavin Williamson, The University and College Union UCU, Coronavirus


Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumnEric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination.In response to the government announcement that vaccination passports will be required to access nightclubs and venues by the end of September, the musician has issued a statement saying he would not play “any stage where there is a discriminated audience ...
Tags: Health, Music, Politics, UK News, World news, Culture, Pop and rock, Vaccines and immunisation, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Clapton, Coronavirus


Public consent for test and trace in England at risk, says Jeremy Hunt

Scrap self-isolation for people fully vaccinated, former health secretary urges amid ‘pingdemic’ chaosCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government “risks losing social consent” for its test-and-trace programme if it does not immediately allow fully vaccinated people to avoid isolation, the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. His comments came as it was revealed that a record 618,903 people in England and Wales were sent self-isolation alerts in the week to...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Wales, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Public services policy, NHS, Economic policy, Health policy, Jeremy Hunt, Vaccines and immunisation


Nudge or nutcracker? Either way PM faces vaccine passport backlash

Analysis: Latest Covid policy announced on what was supposed to be ‘freedom day’ likely to provoke huge angerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhat was billed as “freedom day” has ended with accusations that the government has paved the way for exactly the opposite, as Boris Johnson braces for the backlash to his plans to introduce vaccine passports in a matter of months.The documents have long been a fascination of the prime minister, who touted their use for pubs and ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: PM gives update as vaccine certificates set to be mandatory in English nightclubs from September

Latest updates: PM gives update from isolation to announce that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into crowded venues from SeptemberCovid certificates to be compulsory for crowded venues in EnglandStarmer condemns ‘reckless’ decision to lift restrictions in EnglandPM’s failure to start Covid inquiry this year a disgrace, says Sage adviserUK children will not be offered Covid jab unless vulnerableCoronavirus – latest global updates 5.22pm BST Q: Of the new Covid cases, what proport...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Italy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Jonathan Van Tam, Coronavirus, COVID


UK children will not be offered Covid jab unless vulnerable

Sajid Javid accepts JCVI advice that jab should only be offered to clinically at-risk children over age of 12 Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren in the UK will get a Covid vaccine only if they are over 12 and extremely vulnerable, or live with someone at risk, as scientists raised concerns about inflammation around the heart linked to the Pfizer jab.Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said he accepted the advice of scientific advisers that only children over 12 w...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Children, Society, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Sajid Javid, JCVI, Coronavirus


Rep. Brad Sherman holds a telephone town hall, July 21, on Covid-19, recovery from the pandemic

  Help wanted signs around the region include this one at Aldi on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Rep. Brad Sherman discusses access to Covid-19 vaccines, economic recovery from the pandemic, national infrastructure plans, protecting voter rights and other issues facing Congress, 7 p.m. July 21, during a telephone town hall. To participate in the call: 877-229-8493 and use pin number 13402. The public is invited to submit questions and make a ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Congress, Sport, Aldi, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Community, Local News, Sherman, Brad Sherman, Anaheim, Greene, San Fernando Valley, Jerry Lewis, National Politics


UK Covid live: England lifts most restrictions as one in six council areas report highest cases since last summer

Latest updates: one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Covid-19 cases since comparable records began last summer PM’s failure to start Covid inquiry this year a disgrace, says Sage adviserVulnerable UK children to be offered Covid jabs first, minister saysAre enough people vaccinated in time for England’s ‘freedom day’?Questions over pilot scheme after Johnson and Sunak isolation U-turnCoronavirus – latest global updates 1.07pm BST Boris Johnson is to hold a ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, London, UK News, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Patrick Vallance, Tom Edwards, Jonathan Van Tam, Coronavirus, COVID


UK Covid live news: England lifts most remaining restrictions as poll suggests many voters see it as ‘wrong’

Latest updates: YouGov polling finds 55% of voters think lifting lockdown restrictions is wrong against 31% who think it is rightVulnerable UK children to be offered Covid jabs first, minister saysCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.49am BST Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccine deployment minister, is making a statement to MPs this afternoon about vaccine policy for children. But, as my colleague Peter Walker reports, in morning interviews Zahawi seemed to disclose wh...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Yougov, Peter Walker, Nadhim Zahawi, Zahawi, Coronavirus


Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to 'take responsibility' for COVID-19 misinformation

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of social-media companies. Fox News Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Surgeon General Vi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Nbc News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fox News, Vaccinations, Biden, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Fox News Chris Wallace, Murthy


Austria investigating after 2 dozen US officials in Vienna report Havana Syndrome symptoms

Vienna, Austria. Sylvain Sonnet/Getty Images Two dozen US officials in Vienna have reported Havana Syndrome symptoms. The ailment refers to mysterious neurological symptoms affecting US officials around the globe. Scientists have long suspected the symptoms are caused by microwave radiation attacks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Austria is investigating reports of US diplomats and officials experiencing "unexplained health incidents" similar to the Havana Syndrome.Accord...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Austria, Vienna, Diplomacy, Un, Havana, Spy, Reuters, State, Vienna Austria


Sajid Javid tests positive as health chiefs tell PM: don’t let Covid rip

Secretary of state said to have ‘mild symptoms’ as key public health bodies make urgent pleaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior public health leaders from across the UK have accused Boris Johnson of “letting Covid rip” by relaxing legal restrictions on Monday, amid warnings that a growing wave of infections will intensify a summer NHS crisis. The rebuke comes as it emerged that England’s health secretary, Sajid Javid, was among those to have tested positive for Cov...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Conservatives, NHS, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Johnson, Downing Street, Javid, Coronavirus


Summer chaos predicted as up to 1.6m in England told to isolate in a week

Government says its Covid app is unlikely to be adjusted to make it less sensitive for weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 1.6 million people in England have been told to isolate in a single week, Guardian analysis has found as the government said the Covid app is unlikely to be changed for weeks.The number of new UK coronavirus cases climbed to 48,553 on Thursday – the highest since mid-January and the start of the third lockdown – with the upward curve showin...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Summer chaos predicted as 1.6m in England told to isolate in a week

Government says its Covid app is unlikely to be adjusted to make it less sensitive for weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 1.6 million people in England have been told to isolate in a single week, Guardian analysis has found as the government said the Covid app is unlikely to be changed for weeks.The number of new UK coronavirus cases climbed to 48,553 on Thursday – the highest since mid-January and the start of the third lockdown – with the upward curve showin...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Republican leaders are championing COVID-19 shots as red states struggle with vaccination rates and the Delta variant rips across the US

Mitt Romney said the politicization of vaccination was "an outrage" and "moronic." Scott J. Applewhite/AP Three Republican leaders have spoken out in favor of COVID-19 vaccines. Mitt Romney said that the politicization of vaccination was "an outrage" and "moronic." Red states tend to have lower vaccination rates than blue states. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Republican leaders have spoken out in favor of COVID-19 shots as red-leaning states struggle to get people...
Tags: Health, Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Kentucky, US, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Healthcare, Delta, Mitt Romney, Trump, Romney, Sen John Cornyn


In Bell Gardens, Gov. Newsom, local officials push rent relief for people affected by COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference to talk about the nation’s largest rent relief program made possible by the California Comeback Plan, a $5.2 billion investment helping low-income Californians cover 100 percent of their back-rent and rent for several months into the future. The event was held in Bell Gardens on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 where people were getting help filling out their application. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) People file applications for Califor...
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