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Coronavirus cases confirmed in the UK

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I meant "effective", obviously.

(Firkin autocorrupt! :angry:)

It would be good if I could use my phone keyboard properly, though.

 

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Eldorado

The target of offering a first COVID vaccine dose to the nine most vulnerable groups by 15 April has been reached, the government has said.

Ministers had vowed to offer a COVID-19 jab to all over-50s, the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers - about 32 million people - by Thursday.

The target - for the whole of the UK - was reached three days early and means adults under 50 will start to be invited for their first jab "in the coming days", Number 10 said.

Sky news report

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1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

The target of offering a first COVID vaccine dose to the nine most vulnerable groups by 15 April has been reached, the government has said.

Ministers had vowed to offer a COVID-19 jab to all over-50s, the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers - about 32 million people - by Thursday.

Which is a total lie from the government, since there are still hundreds of thousands of vulnerable asthmatics who have yet to be offered a vaccine.

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Eldorado

This report says 95%......

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens confirmed that in England, 95% of people in JCVI cohorts 1-9 have now received a first dose.

https://www.gponline.com/45s-offered-covid-19-jab-nhs-completes-vaccine-offer-32m-priority-patients/article/1712645

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24 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

This report says 95%......

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens confirmed that in England, 95% of people in JCVI cohorts 1-9 have now received a first dose.

https://www.gponline.com/45s-offered-covid-19-jab-nhs-completes-vaccine-offer-32m-priority-patients/article/1712645

I very much doubt that they are actually factoring in asthmatics either way, since most were dumped out of priority Group 6 back in February/March.

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Eldorado

4.6m people missed out on hospital treatment in England in 2020

More than 4.5 million people missed out on hospital treatment in England last year due to the disruption to the NHS caused by Covid, with growing numbers turning to crowdfunding to pay for cancer drugs and operations.

Guardian report at MSN

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stevewinn

Everyone over 50 offered the vaccine.

People 45 and over offered the vaccine.

@Setton

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Get booked in.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, stevewinn said:

Everyone over 50 offered the vaccine.

People 45 and over offered the vaccine.

@Setton

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Get booked in.

Setton won't be eligible for the vaccine for months - he said he was 29, not 45.

Also, a lot of areas are still working through the 50+ groups.

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3 minutes ago, Saru said:

Setton won't be eligible for the vaccine for months - he said he was 29, not 45.

Also, a lot of areas are still working through the 50+ groups.

a case of the Benjamin button,

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Saru
42 minutes ago, stevewinn said:

a case of the Benjamin button,

How so ?

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Eldorado

2,472 new cases and 23 new deaths

People vaccinated up to and including 12 April 2021

First dose: 32,250,481

Second dose: 7,857,396

UK Gov

England gets third jab as Moderna rollout begins

BBC

Scotland: Travel ban to be lifted from Friday

BBC

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Eldorado

Around 1.3 million vulnerable people are yet to take up the offer of a Covid-19 jab, according to new estimates.

The NHS in England said 19 out of 20 of those most at risk from the virus have now received their first dose of a vaccine.

Evening Standard

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ouija ouija
47 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

Around 1.3 million vulnerable people are yet to take up the offer of a Covid-19 jab, according to new estimates.

The NHS in England said 19 out of 20 of those most at risk from the virus have now received their first dose of a vaccine.

Evening Standard

I wonder if they've asked any of them why they haven't had the jab.

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stevewinn
10 hours ago, ouija ouija said:

I wonder if they've asked any of them why they haven't had the jab.

Who cares.

Reach herd immunity without them. I think when its offered to younger age groups the uptake will be much lower. Covid is a disease of the elderly, infirm, and those of weak constitution.

 

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Almost a quarter of registered Covid deaths are people who are not dying from the disease, new official figures show, as the Government was urged to move faster with the roadmap in the light of increasingly positive data.

Telegraph report

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2,491 new cases and 38 new deaths

worldometers

Surge testing to take place in an area of north London after cases of South African variant found

Sky news report

Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

BBC

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The Department of Health is under pressure to stop charging travellers and holidaymakers “rip off” fees of more than £100 for PCR Covid tests.

Travel industry and private testing firms said the charge by the Government was exorbitant at more than double the rate of the cheapest PCR tests.

They warned it was effectively sanctioning PCR test costs that were unaffordable for many travellers, adding at least an extra £400 to a holiday for a family of four.

Telegraph report

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