Boris Johnson has faced claims that he ignored scientific advice in the run-up to imposing a third national lockdown in England. The prime minister has instructed people to "stay at home" following the surge in coronavirus infections, closing all non-essential shops and ordering schools to move to remote learning. A scientific adviser to the government has said the latest shutdown was "inevitable" after Christmas Day mixing was allowed and a new, more transmissible variant of the virus was identified. But what did experts tell the government behind the scenes in the days and weeks before lockdown was announced, and have ministers been "following the science" as they have repeatedly claimed? Sky News takes a look. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'Stay at home': New lockdown for England Schools Advertisement Minutes released from a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) revealed … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How scientists warned Boris Johnson in private before ‘inevitable’ national lockdown
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GOOD Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin has revealed Piers Morgan tried to give her breastfeeding advice after the birth of her premature baby daughter. The meteorologist was taken to hospital at just under 28 weeks pregnant on July 25, 2017, having gone into labour after turning up at ITV’s London studios to do the weather forecast. Her daughter Charlotte, three, was born hours later weighing just 2lb 8oz and spent 83 days in hospital before coming home to Berkshire with Laura, now 39, and husband Dean Brown. In a chat with Fabulous, in partnership with Ickle Pickles charity, the mum-of-one says: “Everyone from GMB was so lovely, sending loads of messages and baby clothes, seeing if we needed anything. “Piers was hilarious when I brought Charlotte home. He’d texted me and said ‘phone me when you get out of hospital’ so I FaceTimed him and showed him Charlotte. “He started going ‘now, something about breastfeeding’. Celia (Walden, Piers’ wife) said ‘you can’t give her … [Read more...] about GMB’s Laura Tobin reveals dad-of-four Piers Morgan tried to give her BREASTFEEDING advice after premature baby’s birth
"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?