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A leading scientist has defended the government’s decision to describe the new coronavirus variant as more deadly after others claimed the proof is still vague. There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England
“Our priority has always been getting children back into school which we know is crucial for their education and wellbeing. We’ll also be prioritising ways for people to reunite with loved ones safely.”
It’s unscientific and unfair, but journalists, like anyone, often have to form a judgement about the accuracy of something based on whether it has “the ring of truth” about it, based on past experience, known patterns of behaviour and the credibility of the
The bonfire of good ideas lit by Boris Johnson’s government just keeps on getting fuelled. The latest to be thrown on the flames: a leaked Department of Health paper suggesting everyone testing positive for coronavirus in England be paid £500 to help
The relationship between Scotland and England is historically complex. The Scots despite their long constitutional union with Britain since 1707 never surrendered their strong sense of Scottish identity.
Anyone remember COVID? That’s not supposed to be a facetious question. It has taken the lives of approaching 200,000 people in the UK alone (some 196,977 with COVID-19 on the death certificate, at the time of writing). It has destroyed families. It has caused untold harm and grief. It has changed lives forever. Some 400,000 people are living with “long COVID”, many unable to work or lead the active lives they once did.
We have all noticed how impossible it is to change someone’s mind about most things. Sure you are able to change yours but it’s an impossibility when someone else is concerned.