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COVID-19

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coronavirus

Covid Infections Increase For First Time In Two Months – ONS

A hand holding a lateral flow test that shows a positive result.Covid-19 infections in the UK have risen for the first time in two months, according to new figures. The jump is thought to have been caused by increases in cases compatible with the original Omicron variant BA.1 and the newer variants BA.4 and BA.5, according to the Office for National Statistics.A total of 989,800 people in private households are estimated […]

today10 June 2022

boris johnson

Nadine Dorries Admits Tories’ Pandemic Preparation Was ‘Inadequate’ For Six Years

Nadine Dorries and Jeremy HuntNadine Dorries has admitted that the Conservatives’ pandemic preparation was “inadequate” for six years. The culture secretary made the admission during a public attack on her Tory colleague Jeremy Hunt.It comes after former health secretary Hunt staged a major intervention today by revealing he would vote against the prime minister in this evening’s confidence vote.Hunt, who stood against Johnson in 2019 and is rumoured to still hold […]

today6 June 2022

boris johnson

Sue Gray Blames ‘Senior Leadership’ At The Top Of Government For Partygate Scandal

Boris Johnson at his surprise birthday party in 2020.Sue Gray has blamed “senior leadership” at the top of government for allowing lockdown-busting parties to take place in Downing Street and Whitehall.In an implicit criticism of Boris Johnson, she said those in charge “at the centre, both political and official, must bear responsibility” for what went on.She also said the behaviour of those involved “fell well short” of the standards the […]

today25 May 2022 1

Billionaires

A New Billionaire Was Created Every 30 Hours During The Pandemic, Oxfam Reports

Billionaire wealth has increased to staggering levels amid the Covid pandemic, with a new billionaire being created every 30 hours over the past two years, per a new report from Oxfam.On Sunday, anti-poverty organisation Oxfam released a report that found that from March 2020 to March 2022, some 573 people became new billionaires. Meanwhile, this year alone Oxfam expects more than 260 million people to be pushed into extreme poverty — […]

today23 May 2022

coronavirus

Why The ‘Explosive’ Covid Outbreak In North Korea Is So Alarming

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wears a face mask on state television during a meeting Thursday in Pyongyang acknowledging the country's first case of COVID-19.North Korea declared a “maximum emergency” on Thursday after officials announced the country’s first outbreak of Covid, a bleak moment for the reclusive nation as most of its citizens remain unvaccinated against the virus. Just a day later, North Korea said a new fever had spread […]

today13 May 2022

bbc question time

BBC Question Time: Sebastian Vettel Admits He’s A Hypocrite Over Climate Change Campaigning

Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel meeting young offenders during his visit to HMP Feltham, London to launch a new mechanics workshop for offenders aged 18 to 21 to help them gain formal qualifications.Sebastian Vettel has said he is a hypocrite for championing environmental issues while continuing to race in Formula 1.Appearing on BBC’s Question Time, the four-time world champion said the global climate crisis has made him question whether continuing […]

today13 May 2022 5

Andrew Bailey

Is The UK Heading For A Recession, And What Will It Mean?

Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media as interest rates are hiked to their highest level in 13 years.The Bank of England has issued a stark warning to British people that the economy is at risk of slipping into a recession as it raised interest rates to 1%.The central bank’s hike – by a quarter of a percentage point – means the base  rate is at […]

today5 May 2022 1

coronavirus

Oprah Reveals She Didn’t Leave Home For 322 Days And Did Not Miss Other People

While many people struggled with social distancing during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Oprah Winfrey was not one of them.“I’ve been so careful with myself that my own friends make fun of me,” the talk show legend told the Los Angeles Times in a lengthy interview.“I didn’t leave home for 322 days — literally did not leave the house.”But the near-year spent at her sprawling California estate ― nicknamed […]

today2 May 2022

coronavirus

The Pandemic Warped Our Sense Of Time. Here’s How To Gain It Back.

Experts explain why our sense of time has been altered because of the COVID pandemic and what we can do about it.At this point of the pandemic, it still feels like we’re stuck in a bit of a time warp. Yes, offices are opening back up and many people are carrying on with their events and travel plans. But there’s still a layer of uncertainty about what might happen next with Covid […]

today1 May 2022

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