The primary report from Public Well being England’s (PHE) Siren examine discovered that antibodies from previous an infection present 83 per cent safety in opposition to reinfection for at the very least 5 months.
Hopes rise as London circumstances fall however capital is second lowest for vaccine rollout
At the very least 200,000 Londoners have been given the Covid jab, the official statistics confirmed — however Mayor Sadiq Khan mentioned he was “vastly involved” that only a tenth of the jabs nationally got within the metropolis. Well being sources steered the NHS in London had been slower to arrange GP hubs as vaccine centres.
Sir Keir Starmer criticises the Authorities for delaying the requirement for pre-departure coronavirus checks earlier than arriving within the UK
Throughout a go to to a mass vaccination centre in Stevenage, the Labour chief: “It’s a whole mess once more. Priti Patel has talked robust concerning the borders however different nations have been doing testing for months and months.
“Persons are actually nervous about strains in different elements of the world, in Brazil, et cetera.
“But once more we’ve obtained a Prime Minister and a Authorities that’s late, gradual and… they’re placing testing again one other few days.
“I feel folks shall be bewildered and they’re going to really feel that we’re uncovered – there’s a niche in our defences. We will’t go on like this with delayed selections not being made in a reliable means.”
Ministers ‘ought to have anticipated row over poor meals parcels’, Nicky Morgan says
Former Training Secretary Nicky Morgan immediately accused her successor of failing to “anticipate” occasions because the row over poor-quality meals parcels continued.
Knowledge leaked to the Well being Service Journal suggests one in 10 hospital nurses are actually off work within the areas worst affected by coronavirus
It reported the whole absence fee amongst acute belief nurses as 9.7 per cent as of Monday, up from round 7 per cent at the beginning of December, though it’s unclear precisely what number of absences are linked to Covid.
The very best fee was within the East of England the place 11.four per cent of nurses had been off work, with coronavirus accounting for 7.5 per cent, HSJ reported.
NHS England publishes breakdown of vaccinations by age and area for the primary time
The info exhibits that of the two,371,407 jabs given between December eight and January 10, together with each first and second doses, 237,524 of them had been administered to folks residing in London.
This compares to 447,329 within the Midlands, 433,045 within the North East and Yorkshire, 318,445 within the North West, 411,257 within the South East, 285,332 within the South West and 236,023 within the East of England.
There have been additionally 2,452 listed as different, together with some individuals who stay in Scotland and Wales.
In whole in England, 1,036,605 aged 80 or over have acquired a primary dose, whereas 960,699 got to these below 80.
Sadiq Khan says capital just isn’t getting its fair proportion of vaccine doses
The Labour mayor mentioned: “I’m vastly involved that Londoners have acquired solely a tenth of the vaccines which were given throughout the nation.
“The state of affairs in London is essential with charges of the virus extraordinarily excessive, which is why it’s so necessary that susceptible Londoners are given entry to the vaccine as quickly as attainable.”
He mentioned he would maintain talks with vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi “to make sure that we urgently obtain an quantity of the vaccine that displays our dimension, density and the extent of want in our metropolis”.
£9,000 Covid-19 restoration grants ‘laughable for companies dealing with West Finish prices’
Ros Morgan, chief government of the Coronary heart of London Enterprise Alliance, which represents companies in and round Piccadilly, Leicester Sq., and St James’s, mentioned the assistance provided up to now by Rishi Sunak “doesn’t meet the realities of doing enterprise in central London”.
College Hospitals Birmingham NHS Basis Belief briefly droop kidney transplants as a result of essential Covid-19 state of affairs within the metropolis
In a tweet, UHB’s renal transplantation workforce mentioned: “As a result of essential state of affairs with Covid-19 in our space, we’re briefly suspending our ready checklist sufferers for 14 days and pausing kidney transplantation in Birmingham.
“We’ll hold this below common evaluate and replace when we have now extra data. #StayAtHome #StaySafe”
Covid volunteers in Newham sort out anti-vax data
Newham has enlisted the assistance of some 450 volunteers from totally different backgrounds after well being officers grew to become nervous about vaccine uptake.
Priti Patel says motion ought to be taken in opposition to meals supplier Chartwells after photos of poor-quality free faculty meal parcels despatched to households
She advised ITV’s This Morning: “These had been simply appalling in each means. The voucher scheme is coming again in place on January 18, in order that scheme is coming. Fairly frankly that scheme is simply so, so necessary.
“I do suppose the corporate that had been concerned with that appalling show of meals parcels ought to be ashamed of themselves fairly frankly – it was totally unacceptable and it’s proper that the Authorities are investigating them.
“I personally suppose some motion ought to be taken in opposition to that firm.”