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Covid live: Brazil passes 500,000 coronavirus deaths; young people rush to take up vaccines in England | World news

4.33am EDT 04:33 Vaccinations making different to latest wave – health official Vaccinations mean there is hope that the latest wave of Covid-19 across the UK won’t look quite the same as previous, more deadly ones, according to a senior health official in England. It should also be possible for …

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UK Covid live: Speaker says sidelining of Commons over England lockdown delay ‘totally unacceptable’ | Politics

A total of 37,729 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in England in the seven days to 9 June, according to Public Health England. This is the equivalent of 67.0 cases per 100,000 people: the highest level since 2 March, when the rate stood at 69.6. It is still well …

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UK coronavirus live: Hancock says ‘no evidence’ PPE shortages led to any health or social care workers dying of Covid | Politics

With respect to the provision of PPE to the health and social care sector, it is my responsibility as secretary of state. But the other thing I’d say is we have looked into this and there’s no evidence that I have seen that a shortage of PPE provision led to …

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Scientists warn of need to speed up second jabs in England; France opens vaccines to all; Peru death toll nearly triples after review – as it happened | World news

Proposals to initiate text-based discussions on an IP waiver, rather than more general talks, gained traction at an informal meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of IP Rights (TRIPS) council, the official said. However, some member states “continued to express doubts about the convenience of starting …

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UK coronavirus live: No 10 brushes aside reports Cummings wants to use Covid evidence to force PM to quit | Politics

Good morning. Self-isolation for people who have tested positive for coronavirus, or for people who have been in contact with people testing positive, has been an important tool in tackling the pandemic, and will continue to be vital in containing local outbreaks, but it can be very hard for people …

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Government should have stalled May 17 reopening due to Indian variant, Sage member says

Asked if he would support local lockdowns, Prof Gabriel Scally told Sky News: “Well I think certainly local restrictions to get it under control, but hopefully we will be doing much more than just putting on restrictions. “Sometimes it seems we’re like a one-trick pony, the only thing we know …

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Coronavirus latest news: Indian variant ‘can spread like wildfire’ among unvaccinated, warns Matt Hancock

The Health Secretary was asked about Sage papers which claimed that with no action, the Indian variant “could lead to a very significant wave of infections, potentially larger than that seen in January”. If the variant is at least 50 per cent more transmissible, “we will have a problem”, Mr …

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