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Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

02 December 2020

Bonmarche became the latest casualty in a grim week for retail jobs.


Comparing Thalidomide to Covid-19 vaccine ‘insulting’, says Thalidomide Society

Comparing Thalidomide to Covid-19 vaccine ‘insulting’, says Thalidomide Society

Comparing Thalidomide to Covid-19 vaccine ‘insulting’, says Thalidomide Society

02 December 2020

Opponents of the vaccine have compared it to the morning sickness drug which later caused birth defects.


High street shopper numbers surge as stores reopen

High street shopper numbers surge as stores reopen

High street shopper numbers surge as stores reopen

02 December 2020

Shopping destinations across England saw footfall increase by 64.5% on Wednesday morning.


‘Don’t doubt. Just get the vaccine’: Volunteer believes jab saved her from Covid

‘Don’t doubt. Just get the vaccine’: Volunteer believes jab saved her from Covid

‘Don’t doubt. Just get the vaccine’: Volunteer believes jab saved her from Covid

02 December 2020

The Pfizer trialist urged people: ‘Don’t doubt. Just get the vaccine.’


New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

02 December 2020

The public can report side effects through the regulator’s Yellow Card system, while a special active monitoring programme has also been set up.


UK approves new Covid-19 jab, with rollout starting next week

UK approves new Covid-19 jab, with rollout starting next week

UK approves new Covid-19 jab, with rollout starting next week

02 December 2020

The vaccine has been shown in studies to be 95% effective and works in all age groups.


Ending the ‘war on nature’ must be top priority, UN chief urges

Ending the ‘war on nature’ must be top priority, UN chief urges

Ending the ‘war on nature’ must be top priority, UN chief urges

02 December 2020

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres calls for action to address the climate and nature crises.


Blood treatments were largely unchanged due to ‘small risk of Aids transmission’

Blood treatments were largely unchanged due to ‘small risk of Aids transmission’

Blood treatments were largely unchanged due to ‘small risk of Aids transmission’

02 December 2020

Professor Christopher Ludlam, formerly of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, gave evidence remotely to the Infected Blood Inquiry on Wednesday.


Maternity services ‘inadequate’ at Nottingham hospitals, says health watchdog

Maternity services ‘inadequate’ at Nottingham hospitals, says health watchdog

Maternity services ‘inadequate’ at Nottingham hospitals, says health watchdog

02 December 2020

Inspectors found basic risk assessments and record-keeping for patients was patchy across two hospitals.


Covid-19 vaccine priority list set out

Covid-19 vaccine priority list set out

Covid-19 vaccine priority list set out

02 December 2020

The Joint Committee of Vaccine and Immunisation has set out the final priority list for the Covid-19 vaccine.


Unpaid carers could be ‘accelerated’ up the Covid vaccine priority list

Unpaid carers could be ‘accelerated’ up the Covid vaccine priority list

Unpaid carers could be ‘accelerated’ up the Covid vaccine priority list

02 December 2020

Carers UK said unpaid carers ‘will be at a complete loss’ as to why they are not on the list along with other health and care workers.


Pfizer vaccine volunteer describes ‘joy’ at news of UK approval

Pfizer vaccine volunteer describes ‘joy’ at news of UK approval

Pfizer vaccine volunteer describes ‘joy’ at news of UK approval

02 December 2020

The engineer said he would encourage others to take the vaccine, adding: ‘The alternative is not pretty.’


Turning back migrant boats at sea ‘could be key component in tackling crossings’

Turning back migrant boats at sea ‘could be key component in tackling crossings’

Turning back migrant boats at sea ‘could be key component in tackling crossings’

02 December 2020

Chris Philp made the comments while being questioned by MPs.


Aborted foetus cells, microchips and Thalidomide: vaccine myths debunked

Aborted foetus cells, microchips and Thalidomide: vaccine myths debunked

Aborted foetus cells, microchips and Thalidomide: vaccine myths debunked

02 December 2020

Misinformation about the Covid-19 jab has continued to spread as the UK rollout gets closer.


Piers Corbyn has second ‘lockdown breach’ charge thrown out by trial judge

Piers Corbyn has second ‘lockdown breach’ charge thrown out by trial judge

Piers Corbyn has second ‘lockdown breach’ charge thrown out by trial judge

02 December 2020

The 73-year-old, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, remains on trial for one count relating to a protest at Hyde Park in London in May.


William praises conservationists during awards ceremony

William praises conservationists during awards ceremony

William praises conservationists during awards ceremony

02 December 2020

The Tusk Conservation Awards recognise the work of individuals protecting Africa’s iconic animals and habitats.


More metaphors as vaccine approval process compared to ‘climbing a mountain’

More metaphors as vaccine approval process compared to ‘climbing a mountain’

More metaphors as vaccine approval process compared to ‘climbing a mountain’

02 December 2020

Dr June Raine is not the first scientist doing their best to put the process into layman’s terms with the help of some handy metaphors.


Tesco hands back £585m from business rates holiday

Tesco hands back £585m from business rates holiday

Tesco hands back £585m from business rates holiday

02 December 2020

No other supermarkets have made the same commitment so far despite calls to do so.


Prime Minister warns of ‘logistical challenges’ to overcome for Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister warns of ‘logistical challenges’ to overcome for Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister warns of ‘logistical challenges’ to overcome for Covid-19 vaccine

02 December 2020

Boris Johnson welcomed the approval of the Pfizer vaccine but was pressed during Prime Minister’s Questions about its rollout.


Scientists working to overcome care home vaccine challenge

Scientists working to overcome care home vaccine challenge

Scientists working to overcome care home vaccine challenge

02 December 2020

There were ‘particular challenges’ in vaccinating care home residents as the vaccine requires storing below -70C, said Wales’ chief medical officer.


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