Categories
News

More than 500 people admitted to hospital with coronavirus after getting vaccinated – Evening Standard

More than 500 people who received their coronavirus jabs have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19, a UK study has found.

Researchers at Liverpool University said the patients had all received one dose of the vaccine at least three weeks before they were admitted.

They said the patients were largely frail and elderly, while the number of people who were hospitalised represented only around 1 per cent of the 52,000 people involved in the research.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/covid-vaccine-uk-500-admitted-hospital-b932792.html

Categories
News

Boris Johnson warned that lockdown rules will look ‘silly’ if Covid-19 cases keep falling – Evening Standard

Boris Johnson was warned today by the leader of Tory backbench MPs that lockdown rules will look “silly” if Covid-19 cases continue to tumble.

Sir Graham told talkRadio: “The danger is that the rules start to look silly.

“People can see what is happening with the figures…most people it’s a very long time since they knew anybody in their own circle who had been ill with Covid.

“These things start to become more and more apparent.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-lockdown-covid-cases-falling-graham-brady-b923510.html

Categories
News Opinion

Let children be exposed to viruses, says Professor Gupta – Prof. Sunetra Gupta, Evening Standard

Gupta, who is a professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford, told The Londoner that alongside huge social and educational benefits, the “evidence is mounting that early exposure to these various coronaviruses is what enables people to survive them”.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/the-londoner-let-children-be-exposed-to-viruses-says-professor-gupta-a4538386.html

Categories
News

Rise in UK jobless ‘already exceeds first year of the Great Depression’ – Evening Standard

After years of a near jobs miracle that saw record numbers in employment, Covid-19 is taking a brutal toll.

Figures from the ONS today show that the number of staff on UK payrolls fell by 612,000 between March and May.

Claimant unemployment is already up by 1.6 million since March to 2.8 million. In the whole year after the 1929 Wall Street Crash it rose by 1.0 million.

https://www.standard.co.uk/business/rise-in-uk-jobless-already-exceeds-first-year-of-the-great-depression-a4470361.html