ANOTHER 1.7million Brits have been told to shield, and the 800,000 of them who are yet to get a Covid jab will be prioritised for vaccinations. And in a blow for hopes lockdown could soon be eased, people shielding have been told to stay home until March 31 at the earliest. Of the 1.7million new people told to shield, 800,000 are yet to receive their first Covid jab and the race is now on to vaccinate them. Dr Jenny Harries today said the group will receive the additional support including medicine deliveries, priority slots for supermarkets and statutory sick pay. She said: "We have a new, evidence-based, data-driven, predictive risk model which allows us to identify adults with multiple risk factors that make them more vulnerable to Covid-19. "We can now identify additional people and help protect them now and in the future. “For the first time, we are able to go even further in protecting the most vulnerable in our communities. “This new model is a tribute to … [Read more...] about 1.7million more people told to shield and will get priority access to Covid jab
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BILL GATES has issued a stark warning to anyone thinking of dipping their toes into the murky world of Bitcoin. In a recent interview, the Microsoft co-founder said that the dangers of investing in the cryptocurrency mean it's only suitable for the super-rich. Speaking to Bloomberg , Gates revealed that he fretted traders without much cash to spare are taking a huge financial risk. Having shot up more than 400 per cent over the past year, Bitcoin has become increasingly mainstream. Recently, billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk sparked fresh interest in the digital dinero after he described it as "slightly better" than real cash . Musk invested $1.5billion in Bitcoin through Tesla earlier this month. Gates – the world's third richest man behind Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – warned of getting swept up in the "mania" surrounding Bitcoin. "Elon has tonnes of money and he's very sophisticated, so I don't worry that his Bitcoin will sort of randomly go up or … [Read more...] about Bill Gates warns Bitcoin fans to AVOID buying the cryptocurrency unless they’re super rich
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will deliver to the EU less than half the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses that it pledged for the first quarter of 2021, company boss Pascal Soriot admitted to European lawmakers on Thursday. The drugmaker has long said it will not be able to fulfill its target, but the confirmation remains a blow to the EU's vaccine rollout. The bloc has fallen far behind the United States, Britain and Israel in vaccinating its public, blaming supply chain issues. About 8% of the adult population of the EU have been vaccinated, according to European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen. AstraZeneca will now try and deliver 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, down from an initial 90 million. The pledge is in line with previous statements from the company. On Wednesday, AstraZeneca said it would only be able to deliver half the COVID-19 vaccines it was contracted to supply the EU in the second quarter of 2021. The EU has … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: AstraZeneca admits huge vaccine shortfall for EU
THE POLICE watchdog has ordered forces to explain why black and ethnic minorities are subjected to more stop and searches than whites. Police were also urged to consider scrapping stops for possession of drugs because they are said to contribute to the racial disparity. A report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) said the disproportionate use of police powers risks losing trust of communities. The watchdog highlighted the death of George Floyd in the US as an example of the potential fall-out when police interaction with ethnic minorities goes wrong. Black people are almost nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than whites, according to latest Home Office data for 2019/20. They are also over 5.5 times more likely to have force used on them by cops than white people, have eight times more chance of being handcuffed and a nine-fold prospect of having a Taser drawn on them. Stop and search has been … [Read more...] about Police watchdog orders forces to explain why black and ethnic minorities are subjected to more stop and searches
FORMER Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn bid a final farewell to the cobbles after her character of six years, Sinead Tinker, was killed off in a heartbreaking storyline. Here's everything you need to know about the actress and soap favourite. Who is Katie McGlynn? Katie is an actress from Littleborough in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. After beginning drama school at the age of ten, she studied Drama, English and Media Studies at A-level. She bagged roles in BBC drama Moving On as well as minor parts in The Well, Paradox and Leonardo. But her breakthrough role was in BBC school-set soap Waterloo Road in which she played Jodi "Scout" Allen. She left after series eight in July 2013. How old is Katie McGlynn? The TV star is 27-years-old and was born on July 16, 1993 to Trevor and Ruth McGlynn. She is the younger sister of triplet brothers Daniel, Michael and Trevor. For her 26th birthday, a pal of hers organised a surprise birthday for her including two … [Read more...] about How old is Katie McGlynn who is she dating?