Israeli experts have claimed that one dose of vaccine is only '33% effective' leaving over-60s vulnerable. Today marked the first day of two NHS trusts who will start 24/7 Covid vaccinations. New findings suggest that the Pfizer vaccine is likely to protect against the mutant strain of the virus. Wetherspoons is to stay shut until April as coronavirus pandemic continues. It was announced today that hospitals could be forced to ration oxygen in the near future as Covid inpatients reach record highs. … [Read more...] about UK Covid deaths rise by 1,820 in worst toll yet as another 38,905 test positive & Boris warns ‘there’s more to come’
Since news of the college admissions scandal first broke, there have been varying reports about how Lori and Mossimo's involvement has impacted their relationship with their daughter, with sources initially suggested that Olivia was incredibly 'upset' with her mother and father and was refusing to speak to them. … [Read more...] about ‘We messed up’: Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade says she didn’t think there was anything wrong with college bribery because it was ‘what everyone does’ but now admits it’s wrong as she pleads for a ‘second chance’
“If one employee says, ‘No, I’m not going to take it and I want you to keep those control measures in place’, I could see a scenario where [the business] might say to that employee, ‘Well, we think it’s a reasonable management instruction’,” Potts said. … [Read more...] about UK bosses set up IT systems to track Covid vaccine status of staff
Pain is a big concept. It is constructed not only from anatomical structures and neurochemical phenomena, but also where we are, who we’re with, the reason we’re there, our previous experiences with pain, what we expect to feel and what we want. How we react in this moment and how we think about it in retrospect determine whether it will become part of the rush or the trauma. It is shaped by our genetic material, the physical environment in which we are born and raised, and our personal morals and values, which in turn are forged in and framed by the culture, religion and politics of our time. … [Read more...] about Analgesic culture: can reframing pain make it go away?
A spiral of cases in Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, has dented President Xi Jinping’s claim that the virus was beaten last year and only the west mishandled events to allow a second wave. Xi has gambled on rural migrants being tested before returning home, and on local officials being able to deal with isolated outbreaks via a mix of threats and modest compensation payments. … [Read more...] about New Covid infections pose challenge to China’s growth and Xi’s leadership