He also told MPs: 'Care workers looking after people in their own homes will be offered weekly tests from today. And from next month, weekly tests will also be available to staff in prisons, food manufacturing and those delivering and administering Covid vaccines.' … [Read more...] about Boris’s plan for winter in full: How PM hopes to get ‘back to normal’ by Easter with 56-page Winter Plan combining vaccines, treatments and tough new lockdown Tiers – WITHOUT crashing the economy
Testing normality in excel
Mr Sunak said the new tiered system would be ‘tougher’ than the previous one. It is expected to last until the spring, when ministers hope the rollout of vaccines will allow life to start returning to normal. Ministers will announce on Thursday which areas of the country will go into which tiers. … [Read more...] about Negative test will set you free: Boris Johnson to unveil £7billion daily covid screening revolution that will END ‘ineffective’ and ‘hated’ self-isolation scheme in bid to head off revolt by 70 Tory MPs
Three tiers of restrictions operated in England. Tier One contained only national restrictions like the 10pm curfew and Rule of Six, under which gatherings of more than six people are illegal unless they are all from the same household or bubble. Tier Two added a ban on indoor socialising, while Tier Three restricted pubs and restaurants to providing a takeaway service and banned wedding receptions and overnight stays. … [Read more...] about Just in time for Christmas: Hancock hails massive breakthrough after Oxford-AstraZeneca announce their vaccine is 70% effective – or 90% if given in two doses – AND can be stored in a normal fridge
Jim O’Sullivan, an economist at TD Securities, has forecast that the US economy won’t grow at all in the final three months of the year — down from his earlier forecast of a 3 per cent annual growth rate in that quarter — and will shrink 2 per cent in the first three months of 2021. … [Read more...] about Operation Warp Speed chief says first Americans could be given Pfizer vaccine as early as December 11 – and life could go back to normal by May with up to 70% of people immunized
Prof Brendan Wren, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: “A 90 per cent efficacy for a phase 3 trial is excellent for a new vaccine that could make a huge difference, but more confirmatory safety and efficacy studies are required. … [Read more...] about When will a Covid-19 vaccine be available in the UK?