Care home chiefs have called on the Government to speed up the vaccine roll-out for staff after Boris Johnson admitted there had been a problem with take-up. Ministers were warned there was a “big, big task” to get thousands more care home workers the jab within the next two weeks. And they are under pressure to give second doses to residents so they can have visitors. The Alzheimer’s Society warned the 12-week wait for the follow-up jab was “unacceptable” for those “dying of loneliness” because they cannot see loved-ones. The Government says it reached a “crucial milestone” by offering almost all care home residents a first jab by the end of January. Have you been vaccinated? Let us know in the comments below There was some confusion about whether the target to offer vaccines to all care home workers in England had also been met. Care minister Helen Whately said: “We are still working through the care home staff. We are … [Read more...] about Race to vaccinate care home staff as residents ‘die of loneliness’ away from loved ones
The head of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Yoshiro Mori, resigned on Friday over sexist comments he made earlier this month, when he said that women talk too much. "My inappropriate comments caused a big trouble. I am sorry," Mori said at a meeting of senior officials of the Organising Committee. "If my presence causes trouble, our efforts so far have been brought to nothing," Mori said. Mori, a former prime minister, had initially apologized but refused to step down . This drew criticism from sponsors, pundits, and led to an online petition that drew more than 150,000 signatures. "The (Mori) comment is different from our values, and we find it regrettable," said Toyota Motor Corp President Akide Toyoda. Toyota, a major sponsor for the International Olympic Committee, seldom speaks out on political issues. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are currently scheduled for July , followed by the Paralympics a month later. … [Read more...] about Tokyo Olympics chief resigns over sexist comments
The police phone call to Margaret Nelson came one Monday morning around breakfast time. It was as unexpected as it was unwelcome. An officer from Suffolk police was investigating an anonymous tip that the pensioner had committed a hate crime by posting on Twitter her personal view that you die the same sex as you are born. The force later dropped their inquiries — apologising and saying they 'got it wrong'. Yet controversy surrounding this 76-year-old former teacher did not end with that police call two years ago. An officer from Suffolk police was investigating an anonymous tip that the pensioner had committed a hate crime by posting on Twitter her personal view that you die the same sex as you are born She is at the centre of a fresh Twitter brouhaha because British soft drinks giant Innocent took umbrage over her tweets too. The new complaint against Margaret originated from an anonymous person — just as the original one did: a Twitter user called only … [Read more...] about Why NO ONE is safe from the woke warriors trying to stamp out free speech: SUE REID reveals the pensioner publicly shamed by a drinks giant and an Asda worker who lost his job sharing a Billy Connolly skit. So are you next?