US President Joe Biden said the government is gearing up to give the coronavirus vaccine to 12 to 15-year-olds. Mr Biden announced the next phase in America's vaccine rollout and said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the Pfizer jab for children as young as 12. All of the current vaccines are authorised for use in people over 16 in America. Subscribe to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Spreaker The president also laid out plans to vaccinate 70% of American adults - a total of 160 million - by 4 July. Advertisement The target is well within reach given that 105 million have already had COVID-19 jabs and the US is vaccinating nearly a million adults per day. However, the vaccination rate is half of what it was just three weeks ago. More on Covid-19 COVID-19: Last two rounds of Premier League fixtures only open to home fans COVID-19: … [Read more...] about COVID-19: US President Joe Biden expects Pfizer vaccine to be approved for 12 to 15-year-olds
UK construction company Carillion has indicated a third attempt to merge with Balfour Beatty will be coming soon. In a statement published alongside its half year results, Carillion’s board set out the £1.5bn savings it believed a merger could make for the two companies. Carillion posted a pre-tax profit of £65.7m, a 5% rise for the six months to the end of June compared to the same period last year, when its pre-tax profit was £64.2m. The statement was approved by Carillion's advisors HSBC and Lazards, and pointed to synergies between it and Balfour Beatty in a variety of business areas including supply chain and IT. It said it envisages the merged group would see two-thirds of its operating profit come through services and investments, with only one third coming from construction. Advertisement The FTSE 250 company told Sky News its half year results had been released a week early as it had made financially sensitive information available to Balfour … [Read more...] about Carillion Plans Another Balfour Beatty Bid
CHELSEA are reportedly ready to sell Tammy Abraham for £40million as Thomas Tuchel looks to fund a move for Erling Haaland. The Telegraph claims Borussia Dortmund’s free-scoring striker is top of Tuchel’s shopping list this summer. But Haaland , 20, could cost upwards of £100million after netting 53 goals in just 56 games. And Chelsea need to free up space in their squad, as well as the wage budget, to get a deal over the line. It’s believed academy star Abraham , 23, will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge for around £40m. West Ham are known to be keen on the England international, who has 30 goals in 81 games for the Blues. Abraham has fallen way down the pecking order since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. And he is set to be joined out the door by fellow forward Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman, 34, has also struggled for minutes under Tuchel. Giroud is out of contract this summer and he will apparently leave on a free transfer, bringing … [Read more...] about Chelsea ‘ready to sell Tammy Abraham for £40million’ as Thomas Tuchel looks to fund Erling Haaland transfer pursuit
A HOMEOWNER has been forced to sell her dream house as she can see into her neighbour’s SHOWER while eating her dinner. Pauline Boyd snapped up her peaceful Scottish home three and a half years ago - but when another house was built right beside her's things took a turn for the worse. Now her kitchen and living room in Greylag, Rossburn Lane, stares straight into her neighbours garage, which includes a shower room. Ms Boyd told the Observer: “When we first got here, it was quite rural and while we had neighbours, they weren’t really in your face. “We had moved up to Turriff in Aberdeenshire but I was missing family so much that I was down every six weeks so we decided to get a base down here and I had always wanted to stay near Stirling Castle so it seemed like the perfect spot. “In January 2019, the owner decided to sell a bit of his land near us and the property that is there now has a garage that looks right into where we eat. “There is also a shower room in the … [Read more...] about Homeowner forced to sell dream house as she can see neighbours SHOWERING while she is eating dinner
With the vaccine rollout going so well and daily deaths dwindling to single figures, the challenge now is how to future-proof our shield against the virus - and prevent the need for another lockdown. The Chief Medical Officer has been signalling since the start of the year that booster doses are likely to be given to the vulnerable in the autumn. And Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News: "We want them to be able, if they need to, from September onwards to boost those that are most vulnerable". That looks increasingly certain, probably for everyone over 50 - they are the most likely to suffer severe disease if their immunity against the virus wanes. Live COVID updates from UK and around world Advertisement And once again the oldest are likely to be at the front of the queue, just as they were in the spring. Their immunity from a vaccine tends to be lower and less durable. More on Covid-19 COVID-19: Last two rounds of … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Booster jab rollout ready from the autumn – but which vaccine to give?