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Great Britain must NOW go into a lockdown based on the Asian model with closed places of worship, experts warn


Britain must now go into an Asian-style lockdown where kindergartens and places of worship are closed and hotels are used as isolation centers and masks in any public space, experts have warned.

Former WHO director Anthony Costello said only "total clampdown" would stop the mutant strain of coronavirus that is pervading the country.

UCL Operational Research Professor Christina Pagel added that she believed the current lockdown restrictions are likely to fail and action should be taken in China and Vietnam.

In Wuhan, where the virus originated, authorities went door-to-door to monitor people and made sure people with Covid were self-isolating.

In Vietnam, infected people and people entering the country had to be quarantined for two weeks.

Although around 90 percent of the UK population complies with regulations, the roads and public transport remain busy this week, allowing the virus to spread.

As a result, ministers are considering introducing stricter measures as part of the move, including possibly requiring face masks in busy outdoor areas.

In other coronavirus news:

  • Rishi Sunak could postpone tax hikes until next fall but will end the stamp duty vacation in March.
  • Police vow to impose fines "much faster" as scientists accuse the public of not following the rules as closely as they were when it was first blocked.
  • Fear of a new wave of deaths following home outbreaks more than doubled over the New Year period.
  • Some schools are still more than HALF full as attendance levels are much higher than when they were first closed.
  • Doctors in overcrowded London hospitals must "decide who will be treated in the intensive care unit and prioritize young people with the highest chance of survival".
  • The police, who fined two women £ 200 for a socially distant country walk, are beaten by the ex-chief of police.
  • Dozens of anti-lockdown protesters march on Clapham Common and chant "Take back your freedom".

UCL Operational Research Professor Christina Pagel added that she believed the current lockdown restrictions are likely to fail and action should be taken in China and Vietnam.

Former WHO director Anthony Costello (left) said only a "total clampdown" would stop the mutant strain of coronavirus that is pervading the country. UCL Operational Research Professor Christina Pagel (right) added that she believes current lockdown restrictions are likely to fail and action should be taken in China and Vietnam.

In Wuhan, where the virus originated, authorities went door-to-door to monitor people and made sure people with Covid were self-isolating (pictured China last February).

In Wuhan, where the virus originated, authorities went door-to-door to monitor people and made sure people with Covid were self-isolating (pictured China last February).

In Vietnam, infected people and people entering the country had to be quarantined for two weeks

In Vietnam, infected people and people entering the country had to be quarantined for two weeks

Three face-masked police officers interview a man sitting on a bench in St. James & # 39; s Park in central London this morning

Three face-masked police officers interview a man sitting on a bench in St. James & # 39; s Park in central London this morning

Although around 90 percent of the population “mostly” adhere to regulations, the roads and public transport are still busy this week, allowing the virus to spread. Pictured: Clapham today

Although around 90 percent of the population “mostly” adhere to regulations, the roads and public transport are still busy this week, allowing the virus to spread. Pictured: Clapham today

Large groups of people and families enjoy the afternoon sun on Wimbledon Common during the third national lockdown today. Government urges people to stay home to save lives after a surge in coronavirus deaths in recent days to ease pressure on the National Health Service. Experts are calling for an even tougher lockdown

Large groups of people and families enjoy the afternoon sun on Wimbledon Common during the third national lockdown today. Government urges people to stay home to save lives after a surge in coronavirus deaths in recent days to ease pressure on the National Health Service. Experts are calling for an even tougher lockdown

People are walking in Kensington Palace Gardens amid the spread of coronavirus disease in London on January 9, where Mayor Sadiq Khan said a Covid-19 emergency hospital is struggling to cope with the number of patients

People are walking in Kensington Palace Gardens amid the spread of coronavirus disease in London on January 9, where Mayor Sadiq Khan said a Covid-19 emergency hospital is struggling to cope with the number of patients

People walk past a beach along the coast on Westcliff Beach in Southend on Jan. 9 and say, "Lockdown, StayAt Home, Protect The NHS, Save Lives"

People walk on a beach along the coast on Westcliff Beach in Southend on January 9th past a digital public safety notice that reads "Lockdown, StayAt Home, Protect The NHS, Save Lives"

Ministers are considering introducing stricter measures as part of the move, including possibly requiring face masks in busy outdoor areas. In the picture:

Ministers are considering introducing stricter measures as part of the move, including possibly requiring face masks in busy outdoor areas. In the picture:

People out and about in Clapham, south London today after the Mayor of London reported a serious incident due to the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in England is currently in their 3rd ban due to Covid 19. Due to restrictions people cannot leave their homes separately. Work, exercise, and shopping for essentials. Pubs and restaurants are closed, stores selling non-essentials are also closed, people have been asked to work from home if possible, and mixing in with other households are not permitted

People out and about in Clapham, south London today after the Mayor of London reported a serious incident due to the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in England is currently in their 3rd ban due to Covid 19. Due to restrictions people cannot leave their homes separately. Work, exercise, and shopping for essentials. Pubs and restaurants are closed, stores selling non-essentials are also closed, people have been asked to work from home if possible, and mixing in with other households are not permitted

However, Prof. Susan Michie said that in order to get people to abide by the rules, a more positive approach must be taken than stricter enforcement

However, Prof. Susan Michie said that in order to get people to abide by the rules, a more positive approach must be taken than stricter enforcement

Westminster Bridge was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a major event in London during the third Covid lockdown

Westminster Bridge was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a major event in London during the third Covid lockdown

Shoppers shopping at the Costco supermarket in Bushey, Herts, this morning, stocking up on groceries and toilet paper in the middle of the lock

Shoppers shopping at the Costco supermarket in Bushey, Herts, this morning, stocking up on groceries and toilet paper in the middle of the lock

Prof. Costello told Der Spiegel: “We are in a national crisis with an out of control pandemic. We shouldn't open kindergartens, synagogues, churches, or mosques. We should have mandatory masks, two meters apart.

“We have to take this really seriously – the Asian countries have done that. The longer we let it go on, the sooner we'll get a virus resistant to a vaccine, then we're in real doo-doo. & # 39;

Prof. Pagel added: “We need to think about mandatory isolation, like in China and Vietnam. We have a lot of empty hotels. We could use this space. & # 39;

Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director of Public Health England in London, said yesterday that the more coronavirus patients the NHS has to treat, the harder it is to keep other services open.

He told BBC Breakfast, “I would encourage people to read and watch the programs that you run on television, where you interview doctors, where you interview patients who have had this very serious illness and have long term effects from it .

No more warnings: the police promise to get even tougher with fines

Police vow to toughen up fines for bans while scientists call for even stricter restrictions, while No10 pushes an intimidating new ad campaign to try to arrest the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country.

Derbyshire Police were criticized yesterday for going too far against the lockdown after officers attacked two friends for driving only seven miles to walk at a beauty spot.

As a result, the "intimidating" force is reviewing its Covid operations after gaining clarity on the rules. West Mercia police also ridiculed for threatening to fined £ 200 for playing in the snow.

Still, the message from government sources today is that the police should focus more on enforcement than rule-making, now, almost 10 months after the first restrictions came into effect.

This was confirmed by the Wiltshire Police Chief Kier Pritchard, who wrote in the Gazette and Herald: “While we will continue to monitor the police with consent and in an appropriate manner, my officers will move on to enforcement much more quickly when confronted with people that clearly violate the rules.

So far, the police force has focused on engagement, stepping up messaging in our communities, and encouraging the public to abide by it primarily and only return to enforcement when we are subjected to deliberate or repeated violations.

"We will continue to work with our communities, but my officials will quickly move on to enforcement against those who openly break the rules."

& # 39; This is the reality and this is the truth. So the advice would be to listen, read, but stay home. Protect yourself, protect your families. & # 39;

The concerns have sparked suggestions from other experts that current levels of restrictions are not robust enough to combat the continued surge in certain cases.

Susan Michie, a professor of health psychology at University College London who advises the SAGE Committee of Experts, told BBC Radio Four's Today program, “This is a pretty lax ban as we still have a lot of household contact and people go in and out from other people's homes if they are a cleaning lady, a non-essential trader, or a nanny.

“We also have mass gatherings related to religious events and open kindergartens, and you have this broad definition of critical worker, so we currently have 30-50% of the classes full and use public transport to get to and from these things a lot.

& # 39; It's definitely too loose. If you compare yourself to March, it's winter season and the virus survives longer in the cold. Plus, people spend more time indoors. We now know that indoor aerosol transmission is a very large source of transmission for this virus.

Second, we have this new variant that is 50-70% more contagious. You put those two things together with the NHS in the crisis. We should have a more stringent lockdown than in March, not a less severe lockdown. & # 39;

Professor Michie's concerns were raised by Dr. Adam Kucharski, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, confirmed who said the new variant should be treated as a "new pandemic within a pandemic".

The Sage member said today: “The first signs we are seeing suggest that the population is likely to be less moving than in November, but maybe a little more than in April, and this is obviously worrying because of this new variant Essentially, every interaction we have has become riskier than before.

& # 39; Even if we went back to last spring's exposure reduction, we couldn't be sure that we would see the same impact as last year due to the increased transmission.

“To some extent, we can think of this as a new pandemic within a pandemic.

& # 39; From the data published, it appears that this is a very serious threat. New data from PHE (Public Health England) released yesterday suggests the per-contact risk is likely 40-50% higher than it was.

'For both the UK and many other countries, we need to get rid of this idea that we are going to see a repeat of what happened to our behavior last spring and really face the possibility that it is much riskier is and we will have to work much harder to reduce the impact. & # 39;

Police have vowed to toughen up with fines, despite officials in Derbyshire being criticized for going too far after officers attacked two friends for driving only seven miles to walk at a beauty spot to go.

As a result, the "intimidating" force is reviewing its Covid operations after gaining clarity on the rules. West Mercia police also ridiculed for threatening to fined £ 200 for playing in the snow.

Still, the message from government sources today is that the police should focus more on enforcement than rule-making, now, almost 10 months after the first restrictions came into effect.

However, Prof. Michie said that in order to get people to abide by the rules, a more positive approach must be taken rather than stricter enforcement.

"What we know from this pandemic is what really motivates people to know that there is a really serious threat, to know that what they are doing can make a difference, and to know what they are doing, to protect other people and their communities.

& # 39; SAGE's Behavioral Committee consistently says what we need is more support and empowerment for people to keep themselves up, not punishment. For example, an area where compliance is really poor and that has been continuous needs to be isolated at home for the next 10 days.

& # 39; Our own data shows that only 30% of people with symptoms stay at home. The reasons given are because they may have caring duties outside of the home, may need provisions, or, importantly, they may need to go to work for income.

“To be effective, you need to have people that people trust and identify with. Yes, experts and scholars are much more trusted than politicians, but we should also think of people from our own communities who are respected, especially young men who find compliance the most difficult, and think about who they identify with and with respect, and that is often sports personalities, singers, people from film and television.

"We should be a lot more creative and resourceful about the kind of people who speak up."

Concerns have sparked suggestions from experts that current levels of restrictions are not robust enough to combat the continued surge in certain cases. Pictured: People queue up at a take away kiosk by the sea for something to eat and drink

Concerns have sparked suggestions from experts that current levels of restrictions are not robust enough to combat the continued surge in certain cases. Pictured: People queue up at a take away kiosk by the sea for something to eat and drink

Police vow to toughen up fines for bans while scientists call for even stricter restrictions, while No10 pushes an intimidating new ad campaign to try to arrest the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country

Police vow to toughen up fines for bans while scientists call for even stricter restrictions, while No10 pushes an intimidating new ad campaign to try to arrest the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country

The message from government sources today is that the police should focus more on enforcement than rule-making, now, almost 10 months after the first restrictions came into effect

The message from government sources today is that the police should focus more on enforcement than rule-making, now, almost 10 months after the first restrictions came into effect

Pictured: Large groups of people and families enjoy the afternoon sun on Wimbledon Common during the third national lockdown

Pictured: Large groups of people and families enjoy the afternoon sun on Wimbledon Common during the third national lockdown

Coventry Street was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan reported a major incident in London during Covid's third lockdown

Coventry Street was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan reported a major incident in London during Covid's third lockdown

The dam in Victoria was quiet this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan reported a major event in London during Covid's third lockdown

The dam in Victoria was quiet this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan reported a major event in London during Covid's third lockdown

China Town was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a major event in London during the third Covid lockdown

China Town was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a major event in London during the third Covid lockdown

Piccadilly Circus was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan reported a major incident in London during the third Covid lockdown

Piccadilly Circus was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan reported a major incident in London during the third Covid lockdown

Leicester Square was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a major event in London during the third Covid lockdown

Leicester Square was empty this morning after Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a major event in London during the third Covid lockdown

Shoppers shopping at the Costco supermarket in Bushey, Herts, this morning, stocking up on groceries and toilet paper in the middle of the lock

Shoppers shopping at the Costco supermarket in Bushey, Herts, this morning, stocking up on groceries and toilet paper in the middle of the lock

Shoppers shopping at the Costco supermarket in Bushey, Herts, this morning, stocking up on groceries and toilet paper in the middle of the lock

Shoppers shopping at the Costco supermarket in Bushey, Herts, this morning, stocking up on groceries and toilet paper in the middle of the lock

Hospital doctors need to choose who will receive intensive care and prioritize young people with the highest chance of survival.

Doctors in overstretched London hospitals need to start "testing" coronavirus patients to decide who will receive intensive care as doctors warn that the NHS is reaching the point where it "is simply no longer able to deal with it".

Doctors in the capital said a critical shortage of beds meant some hospitals were putting in place emergency policies to prioritize treatment for patients with the best chance of survival.

This means that younger patients are offered intensive care compared to older people who are less likely to survive.

And ICUs on the UK frontline of Covid are "extremely concerned" that the total number of cases will continue to rise until the NHS "just can't cope" as the UK continues to breach the lockdown.

Data shows that only 30 percent of people with Covid symptoms actually have to stay home, get work, take responsibility, or buy supplies to force them out.

Intensive care adviser Professor Rupert Pearse, who works at the Royal London Hospital in the hardest-hit capital, said the British are not following the rules as if they were "in the first wave" and putting enormous pressure on the already overwhelmed healthcare system.

Dr. Katharina Hauck of Imperial College London Medical School said: “Hospitals in London are overwhelmed, which is a dangerous situation for any patient in need of urgent care … Unfortunately, some hospitals are now being forced to … follow emergency triage of all patients who need intensive care.

“Effective application of these guidelines means that patients under 65 who are not frail have priority care over the elderly and frail patients. Frail patients would be cared for in a general ward with less intensive care. & # 39;

And the vice chairman of the British Medical Association's advisory committee said the recent wave of Covid infections will only get worse.

He said that up to three patients per critical care nurse, critical health services are being "thinly and thinly distributed" rather than the usual standard of individual care.

Last night, Mr Johnson said infections were growing at an alarming rate despite the new national lockdown imposed earlier in the week.

And he warned the only way to prevent thousands more deaths is to follow the rules. The Prime Minister said: “I know the past year has taken its toll.

“But your compliance is now more important than ever. I have to say one more time to everyone to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. & # 39;

Professor Robert West, a participant in the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviors (SPI-B) group, said that because of the more contagious variant, the lockdown should be stricter than it is to achieve the same result as the initial shutdown achieved.

He said the current lockdown rules "still allow a lot of activity spreading the virus".

When asked if he thinks they should change, he told BBC News, “Yes, I do. Not only me. I think probably most of the people I speak to are epidemiologists, medical professionals, and virologists. & # 39;

The professor of health psychology at University College London said more children are going to school than in the first lockdown and that schools are "a very important germ of infection in the community".

He added, "Since we have the more contagious variant, which is about 50% more contagious than last time in March, that means we would have to have a more stringent variant if we got the same result as we did in March lockdown, and it is not stricter. It's actually less strict. & # 39;

It is because doctors in overstretched London hospitals need to start "testing" coronavirus patients to determine who is being critically treated. Doctors warn that the NHS is reaching the point where it "just is no longer able to handle it".

Doctors in the capital said a critical shortage of beds meant some hospitals were putting in place emergency policies to prioritize treatment for patients with the best chance of survival.

This means that younger patients are offered intensive care compared to older people who are less likely to survive.

And ICUs on the UK frontline of Covid are "extremely concerned" that the total number of cases will continue to rise until the NHS "just can't cope" as the UK continues to breach the lockdown.

Data shows that only 30 percent of people with Covid symptoms actually have to stay home, get work, take responsibility, or buy supplies to force them out.

Intensive care adviser Professor Rupert Pearse, who works at the Royal London Hospital in the hardest-hit capital, said the British are not following the rules as if they were "in the first wave" and putting enormous pressure on the already overwhelmed healthcare system.

Dr. Katharina Hauck of Imperial College London Medical School said: “Hospitals in London are overwhelmed, which is a dangerous situation for any patient in need of urgent care … Unfortunately, some hospitals are now being forced to … follow emergency triage of all patients who need intensive care.

“Effective application of these guidelines means that patients under 65 who are not frail have priority care over the elderly and frail patients. Frail patients would be cared for in a general ward with less intensive care. & # 39;

And the vice chairman of the British Medical Association's advisory committee said the recent wave of Covid infections will only get worse.

He said that up to three patients per critical care nurse, critical health services are being "thinly and thinly distributed" rather than the usual standard of individual care.

Elsewhere, Greater Manchester Police have asked people to report non-emergencies online as a number of communications workers are self-isolating.

Police said a number of staff from the operational communications department (OCB) who received 101 calls were forced to self-isolate for Covid-19 reasons, and staff from the transportation unit assisted the department with calls.

Deputy Police Commissioner Nick Bailey said, “All of our employees at OCB have worked extremely hard during this pandemic to keep the communities in Greater Manchester safe, and our technology has made it possible for many to work from home.

“However, some of our officials and employees are inevitably affected by the ongoing pandemic and may need to self-isolate to keep themselves, their colleagues and the public safe. We support you in this.

& # 39; We therefore had to redeploy some of our resources from the transport unit to temporarily support colleagues in OCB.

“Answering calls from members of the public is vital, and moving officials to the department can help us perform our normal service. For this reason, we continue to ask the public to report non-emergencies online whenever possible. & # 39;

Everyone in England is told to stay home and act like you have it in a major advertising campaign. including posters (pictured) encouraging the public to control the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives

Everyone in England is told to stay home and act like you have it in a major advertising campaign. including posters (pictured) encouraging the public to control the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives

A commuter wears a face mask as he sits in a bus shelter with signs for "Stay Home, Save Lives" in central London

A commuter wears a face mask as he sits in a bus shelter with signs for "Stay Home, Save Lives" in central London

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked families to make a plea, asking them to stay home to save lives as the UK recorded its highest death toll since the pandemic began and the NHS launched a new advertising campaign led by Chris Whitty

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked families to make a plea, asking them to stay home to save lives as the UK recorded its highest death toll since the pandemic began and the NHS launched a new advertising campaign led by Chris Whitty

Another 1,325 Covid deaths were reported on Friday – almost one per minute – and more than the high of 1,224 in the first wave last April.

The gruesome death toll, which has doubled in a week, brings Britain to the brink of nearly 80,000.

Experts fear that the daily death toll from rocket falls and hospitalizations will continue to rise, putting further pressure on Boris Johnson to speed up the sluggish vaccination program that is set to be phased out in the UK from mid-February.

Health Department figures show the UK has recorded more than 50,000 cases for 11 days in a row, with the five worst days of the pandemic all occurring since the beginning of 2021. The number of cases has increased by nearly 30 percent from week to week.

However, a senior SAGE official warned today that the actual number of Britons currently being infected daily is closer to 150,000, claiming the size of the second wave is now much worse than the first.

The source also fears England's third national lockdown won't lower the R-rate like it did in March because the country has dealt with a contagious mutant strain and compliance with the rules has decreased.

The No. 10 Advisory Board found that the R-rate could be up to 1.4 in the seven regions of England.

In response to calls for even stricter restrictions, ministers are considering placing face masks in busy outdoor locations, such as the nightlife. B. in queues in supermarkets, to make it compulsory.

The health chief warns London of the biggest pandemic to date

London faces the greatest threat from the pandemic as the NHS collapses under the strain of coronavirus cases, experts warned today as a major incident was reported in the capital. The city is one of the main hotspots of the recent wave of the virus, which saw deaths hit a record high today and the spread of the metropolitan area "out of control".

Mayor Sadiq Khan warned that more than 1 percent of the city's nine million residents tested positive for Covid last week. It is estimated that one in 30 residents is currently infected. In the hardest hit counties, the rate is feared to be around one in 20, and amazing numbers also show hospital admissions rose by a quarter in the first week of January.

There are currently more than 7,000 NHS beds in the capital occupied by Covid patients – 35 percent more than on the busiest day of the pandemic in spring.

The powerful advertising campaign was launched on television last night and hosted by Chief Medical Officer Professor Whitty. He said while vaccines are "clear hope for the future … for now we must all stay at home".

Professor Whitty, the most trusted government official on Covid, said the rapid spread of the virus had "put many people at risk for serious illnesses and put great pressure on our NHS".

Dramatic images carry the blatant message: & # 39; Coronavirus. If you go out, you can spread it. People will die. & # 39;

Prof. Whitty says: “Covid-19, especially the new variant, is spreading rapidly across the country. This puts many people with serious illnesses at risk and puts great pressure on our NHS.

“We all have to stay home again. When going out is important, remember to wash your hands, cover your face indoors, and keep your distance from others.

"Vaccines give clear hope for the future, but now we must all stay home, protect the NHS and save lives." The campaign also urges people to "act as you have it" adding that "anyone can spread it".

England is currently in its toughest and longest period since last spring and may not emerge from it until all of the most vulnerable groups have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Prime Minister has urged the army to push vaccination rollout in the UK, which offers the only glimmer of hope for lockdowns to end. The sluggish program has been haunted by staffing and supply problems and bureaucratic obstacles that have strangled it in the early stages.

It comes from the fact that police were accused of cracking the lockdown whip too hard after a troop threatened to fined £ 200 for playing in the snow – while elsewhere officers came across two friends who were only seven Had driven miles to walk in a beauty spot.

And # 10 fears that Mr Johnson's home stay order will be disregarded – a suspicion supported by figures from Transport for London.

The number of passengers on the subway was 18 percent yesterday, compared to just 5 percent last April. The bus load is 30 percent of capacity, compared to around 18 percent when it was first blocked.

And the volume of traffic on the main roads in the capital was 76 percent of normal compared to 30 to 40 percent nine months ago.

Apple Mobility Trends shows a 44 percent decrease, a 62 percent decrease and a 68 percent decrease in transit in London

Apple Mobility Trends shows a 44 percent decrease, a 62 percent decrease and a 68 percent decrease in transit in London

According to Tom Tom, commuters drive to work during rush hour as they stay constant at just 25 percent

According to Tom Tom, commuters drive to work during rush hour as they stay constant at just 25 percent

Most of the seats were taken at Canada Water on the Jubilee Line towards the city center, and some people had to stand

Most of the seats were taken at Canada Water on the Jubilee Line towards the city center, and some people had to stand

It shows driving, walking and transit data from Apple Mobility for the capital over the past year

It shows driving, walking and transit data from Apple Mobility for the capital over the past year

Students dab each other while a nurse watches

Students wiped themselves off while school nurses watch, although rapid tests have been shown to only work when administered properly. Students at Oasis Academy in Coulsdon, Surrey, received the kits Monday and received instructions from the nurses on how to do the tests themselves.

Only children in need of protection or those whose parents are key workers are allowed to attend classes in person during the last national lockdown. According to figures, up to 20 percent of students could still attend schools. But children are now supervised by nurses, much like some walk-in testing centers run, rather than having a nurse do the tests themselves.

The idea is that fewer medical experts or volunteers are needed so that more people can be tested more quickly. However, several studies show that lateral flow tests – when self-administered – can miss cases due to the force and depth required to collect a sample. The reason is that the demand to limit the number of children in school is increasing and the number of visitors in some areas has risen to over 50 percent.

The main incident explained by Mr. Khan yesterday is a proceeding previously initiated following the Grenfell Tower disaster and major terrorist attacks.

The mayor called for places of worship to be closed and for face masks to be routinely worn outside the home. Downing Street sources said there were "no more lockdowns on the way".

However, the mail knows that Health Secretary Matt Hancock and other ministers are investigating the case to expand the use of masks.

Mr Khan said the situation in the capital was dire, an estimated one in 50 infected Londoners. "It's like being in a theater of war," he said. "If we don't reduce the spread, the NHS will run out of beds."

City hall said Covid cases in the capital had exceeded 1,000 per 100,000 and there were 35 percent more hospital admissions with the virus than last April.

Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director of Public Health England for London, said: “This is the greatest threat our city has faced in this pandemic.

& # 39; The introduction of the new variant means that we are setting the record case rate at almost double the national average. At least one in 30 people (in London) now believes they are carrying the virus.

"Our NHS services are under immense pressure and there are currently another 800 people being admitted to our hospitals every day."

The London Ambulance Service receives up to 8,000 emergency calls a day and at a hospital in east London, patients appeared to be waiting for a bed 24 hours after arriving at A&E.

977 patients were hospitalized within 24 hours, according to the NHS London.

Cases a day in London

Cases a day in London

People hospitalized in London

People hospitalized in London

Coronavirus deaths in London

Coronavirus deaths in London

He said the NHS had announced 477 deaths in London hospitals in the past three days alone after testing positive for Covid-19 (Piccadilly Circus pictured today).

He said the NHS had announced 477 deaths in London hospitals in the past three days alone after testing positive for Covid-19 (Piccadilly Circus pictured today).

The nurse catches Covid three weeks after the vaccination as the expert warns that it will take time for immunity to build up

A nurse in Wales caught the coronavirus three weeks after receiving the vaccine and urged experts to warn that it will take some time for immunity to the virus to build up.

The nurse, who worked for the Hywel Dda University Health Board division, said she signed Covid-19 while waiting for the second dose of the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNtech.

While the vaccine "reduces your chances of suffering," the health department said, "no vaccine is 100 percent effective."

Experts have warned that vaccines can take weeks to build immunity and that people still need to be careful to adhere to coronavirus rules after the sting.

Speaking to the BBC, the nurse – who chose not to be identified – said she was "angry and heartbroken" for catching Covid at the time.

She said she was initially relieved to be given the opportunity to get the vaccine, and while battling over an appointment, she received her first dose of the Pzizer BioNtech vaccine in December last year.

& # 39; It gave me peace of mind. I felt more secure and did the right thing for my family … but there is a false sense of security, "she told the broadcaster.

The nurse said she was told it would take 10 days for the vaccine to offer some protection against Covic-19 and reduce the risk of transmission.

But three weeks after the bite, she said she was unwell, had "fairly severe symptoms" such as a bad cough, high temperature, and shortness of breath, and was "shocked" when she tested positive for the coronavirus – followed by her partner and one of their children.

Vaccinations have been shown to prevent serious infections. Even when people become infected, they are protected from serious ailments.

The virus is spreading quickly outside the capital as well. Six out of ten hospitals in England now report more Covid patients than in the first wave – a situation that doctors describe as "catastrophic".

There were fewer than 500 in the hospital in early September, but the figure was 28,246 yesterday. That's an increase of more than 11,000 in two weeks.

A Merseyside doctor said her hospital was "near the limit" as patients had to wait in corridors or ambulances.

Scholars advising the government believe the current lockdown could lead to a plateau of cases across the UK rather than the dramatic cut in the lockdown in March and April.

They estimate that there are currently more than 100,000 new infections per day and possibly more than 150,000.

They believe that this estimate brings the current number of daily cases to a higher level than it was during the first wave of the pandemic. Hospitals are now seeing a lot more younger people than they did during the first wave.

There are also growing concerns about the implications for general public health.

Experts estimate that there will be thousands of deaths in this wave as a result of an interruption in cancer surgery. Some patients had vital operations stopped even after going to the hospital.

Campaign group catching up with cancer: “If you have Covid, you can have a bed, but if you have cancer you cannot have an operation. These cancer patients die at home and will be for the next five years. & # 39;

However, there was an added glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel when a third vaccine fighting the coronavirus was approved for use in the UK on Friday.

The stab from the US biotech company Moderna was given the green light by the MHRA – along with vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech and Oxford / AstraZeneca.

The approval of the Moderna vaccine means the UK should use three vaccines when it goes live in the spring.

The government has increased the order of the vaccine to 17 million doses – enough to vaccinate 8.5 million people – with batches expected to be released in phases.

It has been shown in clinical studies to be 94 percent effective against Covid-19. Mr Johnson tweeted: & # 39; Excellent news that @MHRAgovuk has approved the use of the @ moderna-tx vaccine.

"Our national vaccination efforts are accelerating to vaccinate priority groups with our two existing vaccines, and the Moderna doses will help when they become available in the spring."

The Bureau of National Statistics found in its mass testing program that nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of the positive tests found in England appeared to be related to the new variant of the virus. In some regions - particularly London and the south - the number was higher but in others it was lower

The Bureau of National Statistics found in its mass testing program that nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of the positive tests found in England appeared to be related to the new variant of the virus. In some regions – particularly London and the south – the number was higher but in others it was lower

In this week's ONS data, picked up by Professor Christ Whitty in a press conference earlier this week, positive cases in London, east and south-east England appeared to be falling or settling down

In this week's ONS data, picked up by Professor Christ Whitty in a press conference earlier this week, positive cases in London, east and south-east England appeared to be falling or settling down

The new variant of the coronavirus (blue line) has become the dominant strain in England, but is not yet more common than other virus types in the rest of the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to ONS tests

The new variant of the coronavirus (blue line) has become the dominant strain in England, but is not yet more common than other virus types in the rest of the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to ONS tests

The Kent variant of the virus (blue line) has become dominant in London, east England and the south east, but not yet in other parts of the country, although it narrows the gap in most places

The Kent variant of the virus (blue line) has become dominant in London, east England and the south east, but not yet in other parts of the country, although it narrows the gap in most places

A graph presented by Professor Chris Whitty this week showed that the number of people who tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus (blue line) appeared to be falling in London and the South East towards the end of December, although it did in others Countries has risen regions

A graph presented by Professor Chris Whitty this week showed that the number of people who tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus (blue line) appeared to be falling in London and the South East towards the end of December, although it did in others Countries has risen regions

The Covid Symptom Study, which uses reports from around a million people who have the app on their phones, showed that cases have increased steadily since the effects of the second lockdown in England ended in early December

The Covid Symptom Study, which uses reports from around a million people who have the app on their phones, showed that cases have increased steadily since the effects of the second lockdown in England ended in early December

Prince William thanks frontline NHS staff on a video call with Homerton University Hospital staff

Prince William has paid tribute to NHS staff on the front lines of Covid and thanked them for their continued efforts during a particularly challenging time.

The 38-year-old Duke of Cambridge spoke to staff at Homerton University Hospital on a video call on Jan. 7 to hear about their experience in responding to the pandemic over the past few weeks.

Last week, Homerton University Hospital received the most patients since the pandemic began. There are currently over 200 Covid patients being cared for and employees being transferred to new roles within the hospital to cope with the ongoing pressure on the frontline staff.

During the call, William heard from staff about the key challenges they are facing now and how this time compares to their experience of previous spikes in transfer rates.

He said to the staff, “You are all on my mind and Catherine and I and all the children talk about you all every day.

"We make sure that the children understand the sacrifices you all make."

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted, "This is fantastic news and yet another weapon in our arsenal to tame this terrible disease."

Almost 1.5 million people in the UK have been vaccinated with the Pfizer / BioNTech and Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccines. The government plans to stab 15 million of the most vulnerable people by mid-February.

With the current lockdown and rollout of vaccines, coronavirus deaths are expected to fall in February while hospital admissions should fall.

Coronavirus cases are expected to decline in the spring due to vaccinations and the fact that people spend more time outdoors, making it difficult for the virus to spread.

Research released on Friday suggests that Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine appears to protect against mutation in two coronavirus variants.

The pharmaceutical company and researcher from the University of Texas Medical Department performed laboratory tests on the strains from Great Britain and South Africa.

Both variants contain mutations, including N501Y, an alteration in the virus' spike protein that is a target for vaccines.

In the non-peer-reviewed study, subjects administered the Pfzier shock had neutralizing antibody levels that appeared to be effective against N501Y in the new strains.

However, one of the mutations in the South African variant called E484K has not yet been investigated and continues to be a cause for concern for experts.

While scientists at the top of government are increasingly believing that the British variant can be combated with existing vaccines, there is concern that the South African variant has the potential to make it less effective, despite studies being ongoing.

In the coming years, it is assumed that the Covid-19 vaccines will have to be adjusted annually, similar to the winter flu vaccination.

Meanwhile, government-published papers by the Pandemic Influenza Scientific Group on Conduct (SPI-B) advising ministers suggest that communication campaigns will be needed to ensure that those who are vaccinated continue to follow the lockdown rules adhere to.

There was evidence that "some of those vaccinated show a decrease in personal protective behavior due to a lack of mitigation measures," such as wearing masks and social distancing.

It is not yet known whether vaccination can prevent people from transmitting the virus to other people.

Problems caused by the poor … but we're finally saving lives with Pfizer's & # 39; Pizza Boxes From Heaven & # 39 ;: thousands of phone calls and up to a fifth of patients who refuse pokes – a medical professional reveals the reality behind all the rhetoric

It's the logistical challenge of your life: rolling out essential Covid-19 vaccines at a rate that will hopefully help rid the country of endless cycles of lockdowns.

Louise Kyle, a director of nursing at a large inner-city practice, shares a glimpse into the gigantic effort it takes to play just one vaccine hub, with 1.5 million doses delivered to date – and the promise of two million his part per week.

Monday December 7th

The usual Monday morning business is compounded by the news that our proposed vaccine hub has received OK to go live in eight days.

We had volunteered from the moment we were able to be an active "Wave One" site for the Pfizer jab. Now we were at the forefront of this historic exercise.

Louise Kyle, a nursing director at a large urban practice (pictured), shares a glimpse into the gigantic effort it takes to make just one vaccine hub play its part

Louise Kyle, a nursing director at a large urban practice (pictured), shares a glimpse into the gigantic effort it takes to make just one vaccine hub play its part

It's exciting, but daunting given the great challenge that lies ahead. The extent will become apparent almost immediately if, within a day of receiving our news, NHS England changes its policy to require all vaccinated patients to stay 15 minutes after receiving the shock in the event of an allergic reaction – something given on the website we prepared the need for social distancing just isn't possible.

This means a hasty change to a new regime. In our case we are asking our district nurses to vacate their clinical rooms – the best we can do with a week's notice. Even so, it gives us some practice in thinking on our feet, which is sure to come in handy given the developments ahead.

Wed, December 9th

After our vaccination site has been confirmed, the focus is on logistics. Given the strict shelf life of the vaccine once it comes out of the freezer, we have a 90 hour window to vaccinate 1,000 people. This means that around 2,000 registered patients in our region who are older than 80 years will be reached in order to reach those who would like to accept the booked offer.

Time constraints mean we don't have time to reach them in the mail. Since we cannot rely on the mass text system with which we reach younger patients, we have a team of 12 employees in our practices who call patients solidly from morning to evening. I'm even recruiting my 19 year old son who is now home from university to manage the lines.

It's a complex business, not least because some of our patients don't have English as their first language, while others are lonely and want to chat for hours.

This is one reason why we give our team a script to adhere to. Fortunately, most patients are just too eager to take their offered appointment, but it's dismaying that one in five either refuses to get a sting at all or says they'd like to wait a little longer before making their decision.

It's the logistical challenge of your life: introducing essential Covid-19 vaccines. Pictured: Delivery of the first batch in a take-away box

It's the logistical challenge of your life: introducing essential Covid-19 vaccines. Pictured: Delivery of the first batch in a take-away box

Is Britain's Great Covid Vaccine Adoption Finally Taking Off?

The sluggish rollout of the UK's coronavirus vaccine could finally gain momentum as images surfaced today of dozens of elderly residents queuing in the freezing air to get their thrusts after Boris Johnson called in the army to bring the delivery to 200,000 Doses per day increase late next week.

Retirees lined up outside a vaccination center in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire today as they waited patiently for their first dose.

However, many still have to be invited to an appointment. The 99-year-old RAF veteran Arthur Clark, who is classified as extremely vulnerable to Covid due to his age, says that despite all attempts, he has not yet been offered a trick by the NHS to get a slot since Christmas.

The widower and great grandfather of four told MailOnline from his home in Beckenham, southeast London, "It's very annoying, I thought I was lost in the system." He added, "I know it takes a while to reach everyone, but I would have thought they tried to prioritize people my age."

And in an even more chaotic state, an 89-year-old widow in the house was asked to drive 16 miles to a vaccination center even though she couldn't drive. Her daughter claimed the 80-minute drive from her home in rural Harleston, South Norfolk was excluded.

An elderly British woman in her 90s also claims she has not yet been vaccinated because health bosses are going through the list in alphabetical order instead of age priority.

It comes when a patient rights group warned that some elderly Brits may be missing their Covid puffs due to AWOL reminder letters and text notifications, while people reportedly fail to show up to get the Pfizer / BioNTech sting because they've been waiting for the English one & # 39 ;.

Fri, December 11th

Two days of our first three-day vaccination schedule are now fully booked. More than 600 patients are to receive a sting next Tuesday and Wednesday, so that sorting only has to be done on Thursday.

The team is noticeably excited.

When I go home to have a well-deserved glass of wine, I hope this is the moment we turn the corner to fight Covid in our area where it is widespread.

Along with many of my colleagues, I caught the virus in March – before the first national lockdown – and although I got through well, it was still a pathetic experience. For others, of course, it can be a matter of life or death.

I have lost several popular patients to this cruel disease in the past few months.

So, December 13th

I spoke too early! My peaceful Sunday morning is overturned by an email telling us that the arrival of the vaccine has been delayed by 24 hours. Make a hasty fight to get coworkers to work to contact all patients on Tuesday and tell them to come on Friday instead.

Since many of them had relatives or friends who took the time to bring them in, this is a major inconvenience, but luckily most understand that it is not our fault.

Monday December 14th

Our "phone terriers" phoned again to book the remaining slots on Thursday while I visit a local hospital to see the vaccine bottles arrive and mix to ensure the correct dosage.

The answer to the former is how I find out that they come in an oddly small pizza box – very different from the science fiction cube that emits dry ice clouds that I half expected.

Similarly, we've been hit back at the base from the arrival of the refrigerator, which we all imagined as a futuristic number, but in reality it's like a little under the counter affair that you might have your drinks in at home: " A G&T or a dose of Pfizer, darling? " With the delivery of all the aprons, syringes and kerchiefs we will need, things are gearing up, although I fear we will only wait a few hours before "V-Day" for the national protocol that will allow our health workers and others Young professionals or lay vaccines help us to administer them quickly and safely.

Ralph Evans, 88, receives the vaccine in Merthyr Tydfil. He is among the 1.5 million given the NHS push

Ralph Evans, 88, receives the vaccine in Merthyr Tydfil. He is among the 1.5 million given the NHS push

Scientists are warning the government of an increase in infections, so arrivals can choose "less accurate" lateral flow tests to prove they are infection-free

Coronavirus cases could be overlooked at the UK border after the government decided to let travelers choose "less accurate" cross-flow tests to prove they are Coviden-free, scientists have warned.

Those arriving in the UK can show negative PCR or lateral flow covid tests as evidence that they do not have coronavirus.

Grant Shapps has stated that no one can travel to the UK by plane, train or ferry unless they present an "approved" test result at check-in along with a valid passport and visa, if required. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will also adopt the measure.

PCR tests can take longer as they are sent to a laboratory to look for Covid. Some reviewers say 72 hours might be short. Rapid lateral flow tests can be performed in minutes, but failures and false positives are more common.

The difference has raised concerns that Covid-positive travelers at the border could present a negative test to enter the UK.

Professor Jon Deeks, a testing expert at the University of Birmingham, said, "We know that the lateral flow test is not very sensitive so cases are missed and it is not suitable."

He added: “Other countries are using PCR and I would be concerned if we didn't. There are alternatives, but we need something with similar accuracy as the PCR. & # 39;

Dr. Alex Edwards, a pharmacy researcher at the University of Reading, told MailOnline, “Since this is a screening program specifically for asymptomatic people, you want the most sensitive tests available and PCR tests are the most sensitive tests available.

'But different manufacturers have different levels of accuracy and not everyone is positive when infected, which can cause huge problems.

“I think the problem is that the cross-flow tests are almost always less sensitive in general. If you have a really good PCR test, you can catch 80 percent of the people, so you can quintuple the number of cases.

& # 39; We saw big differences in accuracy (of the lateral flow). The accuracy is always compared with the PCR. When used in the real world, such as the Liverpool study, it has been shown that only half of the PCR cases could be captured, and that's half of 80 percent. I can't even double the number of people who come in. & # 39;

Dr. Edwards added that the use of lateral flow tests would prevent scientists from detecting or monitoring new strains brought into the country from overseas.

The negative Covid test for all travelers to the UK will be imposed "next Wednesday or Thursday" as stars like Amanda Holden slammed the government's plan too late when mutant tribes from countries like South Africa entered the country.

Tuesday, December 15th

It is here! The vaccine arrives in the morning, and with all the excitement, I was prepared for an elite group of specialists who spawned it in awe of a sacred relic. Instead, it's a man in a van: more Amazon shipments than Indiana Jones. Nevertheless, we are all happy that a colleague is joking about the "Pizza Box from Heaven".

Inside there are 195 valuable vials of five doses each, i.e. 975 separate vaccines.

We are all very well aware that every second is now of the essence as the countdown to adhere to the strict five day expiration date has already begun, starting when you leave the lab freezer.

In contrast to the vintage pots of hummus in my home fridge, there is no scope for best-before dates here.

Our schedule is based on three vaccines that work from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and give a prick every five minutes. On paper, this looks doable until you think about the reality of dealing with elderly, sometimes frail patients who need time to move around, remove their layers of winter clothing, and so on.

If you adhere to the strict social distancing requirements, it becomes even more difficult, especially when you factor in the additional staff in the building required by the guidelines: in addition to our three vaccines, there must be an on-site GP, two health professionals and one Team be present by five marshals to guard the patients.

Wed, December 16, V-Day One

The big day is coming. My job is to take the vials and convert them into syringe dosages through a maze-like series of procedures that require such careful handling that we have called them our little "V-babies".

First, the vials are removed from the refrigerator and placed in a light-tight bag – they are both light-sensitive and heat-sensitive.

I then take out the first six vials, mark them with a special time label, and let them sit for ten minutes to bring them to room temperature before turning each vial ten times and adding 1.8 milliliters of sterile saline and drawing out the same amount of air .

They then need to be inverted ten more times before another date and time label is added.

With over 20 years of experience, I am used to this type of meticulous procedure, but can't help thinking that it would be a little daunting and time-consuming for many of the groups that want to join the "vaccination army". In contrast to the flu vaccination, which is "poor ready", so to speak, this is more complicated. Rapid training must be considered if the government is to achieve its goals.

I am intrigued by the instruction to take just five 0.3 milliliter doses from each vial and throw away the leftovers.

Out of interest, I pulled the last dose out of a vial and found it was 0.5 milliliters, which strikes me as a wasted dose. But rules are rules.

The day goes by quickly and it is encouraging to learn from my fellow vaccinators that each and every one of their patients was so grateful to receive it, even though some of them showed themselves guilty of standing at the top of the line saying they felt like Key workers and teachers should have been vaccinated first.

The day ends happily when we learn that the traffic cop we saw outside wasn't handing out tickets but helping our elderly patients out of their cars and taxis.

It's a Christmas miracle!

Thursday, December 17th

Another change from NHS England: overnight they decide that we can now take six doses from each vial. That means we suddenly have 65 additional doses left and can vaccinate more patients. Our team called again. Each dose used is a different life protected.

One step forward. . . two small hiccups back. Our IT system flashes for an hour and a half while we learn that one of our marshals has called in sick with Covid.

Fri, December 18

Another busy day, and at 4 p.m., when we count the number of patients waiting, with a handful of no-shows during the day, we find we have a few more vaccinations left.

But when the clock runs out, we are nearing the expiration date. Fast! We are on the phone to gather local health professionals within a mile radius who, unlike older patients, can get here quickly. We want to make sure that no precious drop is wasted.

We finish at 9 p.m. after a grueling 12-hour shift: everyone had fitted the equivalent of a normal full NHS work week into three days.

Rishi Sunak is considering plans for a £ 3 billion program to help a MILLION small business owners

Rishi Sunak is considering plans for a £ 3 billion program to help a million small business owners caught between the rifts of other coronavirus aid programs.

The Chancellor is considering proposals for a director's income support scheme that would allow sole directors to pay up to 80 percent of lost profits up to a ceiling of £ 7,500 for three months.

The program, which is aimed at those earning less than £ 50,000 a year, would benefit entrepreneurs as well as plumbers, engineers and musicians.

Known as #forgottenltd, they pay off through dividends rather than a salary – a tax move that is legal.

But it didn't make them able to apply for vacation or business loans.

A source told the Sun that the Treasury Department was reviewing a plan put forward by the Federation of Small Businesses, Campaign Forgotten Ltd, former tax simplification advisor Rebecca Seeley-Harris, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) .

"It is actively being checked," they said.

Lib Dem MP Tim Farron said it was "encouraging news" but added, "After 10 months of broken promises, it is important that the Chancellor delivers now." The small business owners that make up #ForgottenLtd and all three excluded millions are vital to our economic recovery. We will not stop fighting until they are ALL supported. & # 39;

We've given 1,031 doses, we're all caught, and my knees hurt, but there's a real buzz.

I spend much of Saturday morning catching up on the Christmas shopping that I didn't have time for, only to find that afternoon that my area should be immersed in Tier 4 rules, meaning non-essential stores must close. Sorry kids, Santa has been a little busy.

Monday December 21st

It's a return to normal business as I am trying to catch up with any patients I have had to cancel from my usual clinics to work on the vaccine roll out.

That means everything from smear tests to "frailty checks" – managing elderly patients' end-of-life plans and whether or not they want to be resuscitated if they have heart failure. It is somewhat grim irony to do the latter with a patient who had received a life-saving shock a few days earlier.

It feels like saying, "We helped save your life. How do you want to die now?"

Wed, December 23

Thought I was gone for Christmas, a time to recharge the batteries, but lo and behold, the holiday is interrupted by another target post moving letter from NHS England this time telling us they have the time between the two vaccine doses will extend from three weeks to 12 weeks.

This means that any area that started giving its vaccines on or after Wednesday 16th will have to cancel those patients due to their second push and instead enroll a thousand new patients for their first.

Oh, and we can't even tell the first thousand when to come back as the vaccine supply is so patchy right now that we can't plan that far ahead.

How on earth can we make those 2,000 calls on time? On a good day, a high pressure "phone terrier" can reach around 120-150 patients a day.

There are hectic discussions between health managers until a pragmatic solution is found. Great relief!

Despite the media coverage, we still have to call every 1,000 patients to assure them that their appointments are happening.

Tue, January 5, 2021

Alleluia! The second batch of vaccines arrives on time. At least this time I'm expecting a man in a van, not the Messiah.

Wed, January 6th

The second round begins. This time it feels calmer as we have established a good working rhythm. We'll get faster in good winds, but the fiddling of the Pfizer push means that scaling at the national level will certainly be a huge challenge.

The government promises to have given 12 million doses by mid-February.

As my obvious teenager would say, good luck with that.

Fri, January 8th

Another day of mixed news. Our final batch of Pfizer shocks is being affected by the IT system that keeps track of all the vaccinations – called pinnacles – that are out for most of the morning.

Now all 480 due patients have to be registered manually and entered into the database at a later time.

I worry that the system is struggling to cope with this as more and more hubs join the national roll-out.

On the plus side, we're getting the first arrival of 400 doses of the alternative vaccine "Oxford" or AstraZeneca to go to local nursing homes as they are more portable and require less gentle care than our Pfizer V babies.

On paper, this is good news – if we weren't all hampered by NHS England's obsession with getting all vaccinations through certain designated "hubs" like ours.

The reality is that the maximum number of front-line vaccines we can have from the hub at one time is four. However, if we could also drop them off at our usual local family doctor offices, I could have two vaccines working on each of our ten locations – up to 20.

This is huge potential for appreciation if only NHS England were listening. Overnight we received another letter from them stating that the Oxford vaccine can at least be delivered to different locations, but it is still not clear whether it can also be administered there.

If this is not possible, Boris' promise to give two million doses a week unfortunately has no chance, especially given the startling reality that our hub will remain empty and unused at the time of reading.

At the time of writing, no further vaccine shipments are planned. And so we wait. . .

After all our efforts, it's daunting. And very worrying.

Now the police are banning SNOWBALLS! Officials threatened a £ 200 fine for playing in the snow – after pouncing on friends for only driving SEVEN miles to walk in the park – and claiming their cups of tea were counted as a picnic

The police were criticized today for taking the crackdown on the lockdown after an impending force too far Punish £ 200 for playing in the snow – while elsewhere officers came across two friends who had only driven seven miles to walk a beauty spot.

West Mercia Police's Broseley and Much Wenlock division tweeted last night: “There were two reports of snowballs being thrown between 11pm and 11.30pm last night.

"This is obviously not a legitimate reason not to be home. This behavior is likely to result in a fixed £ 200 fine for violating the lockdown rules."

Meanwhile, Derbyshire Police fined British Airways beautician Jessica Allen and her flight attendant, Eliza Moore, £ 200 each for taking a socially distant walk on Foremark Reservoir which, although not their closest park is only 10 minutes from your home.

Ms. Allen, 27, said she assumed "someone was murdered" when she saw a police van, a police car and several officers at the entrance to the open space.

Broseley and Much Wenlock neighborhood officials tweeted Thursday night: "There were two reports of snowballs thrown between 11pm and 11.30pm last night."

Broseley and Much Wenlock neighborhood officials tweeted Thursday night: "There were two reports of snowballs thrown between 11pm and 11.30pm last night."

Jessica Allen (left) and Eliza Moore were stopped by Derbyshire Police officers while they were enjoying a socially distant stroll at a Derbyshire beauty spot

Jessica Allen (left) and Eliza Moore were stopped by Derbyshire Police officers while they were enjoying a socially distant stroll at a Derbyshire beauty spot

Jessica Allen

Eliza Moore

Ms. Allen (left) and Ms. Moore (right) were taking a walk in Foremark Reservoir as they were surrounded by Derbyshire Police, reading their rights and fined £ 200 each

Ms. Allen, a beautician from nearby Ashby-de-la-Zouch, said she assumed "someone had been murdered" when she saw a police van, a police car and several officers at the entrance to the open space. This map shows the proximity between your home and the reservoir

"It was a short journey and only took about ten minutes," she said. I really thought someone had been murdered or a child had disappeared; The place is usually so quiet.

“Next, my car is surrounded. I got out of my car and thought, "There's no way they're coming to talk to us." They immediately start questioning us. One of them started reading my rights and I looked at my friend and thought, "This must be a joke."

I said we came in separate cars, even parked two spaces away, and even brought our own drinks. He said, "You can't do that because it's classified as a picnic."

"Moving to another county seems to have caused the problem, but the Derbyshire border is only a minute from my house."

Ms. Moore, 27 years old and while working for BA a makeup company, said she was "stunned at the time," did not challenge the police and gave her details so they could file a firm criminal complaint.

"Seeing just one policeman is pretty scary for some people, and we really didn't expect to be approached and to find out we'd done anything wrong," she said.

"We don't want to get away with breaking the rule, but it seems a little unfair that you can be punished for something so vague."

The two were also told that their cups of Starbucks mint tea they bought while driving through were not allowed because it was classified as a "picnic".

All parking spaces in Snowdonia National Park are now closed to visitors. Pictured is a police car that patrolled the beauty spot last night

All parking spaces in Snowdonia National Park are now closed to visitors. Pictured is a police car that patrolled the beauty spot last night

A police officer stopped a group of three walkers as they drove through the middle of the castle through Birmingham city center

A police officer stopped a group of three walkers as they drove through the middle of the castle through Birmingham city center

The policeman took a picture of a man

Officers crowded around a person walking in Birmingham city center

A police officer took a picture of a man while others huddled around another person while walking in Birmingham city center despite the coronavirus lockdown

The Met has vowed to stop warning people and punish them with fixed charges of £ 200 for initial violations, and these officers stopped cars too

The Met has vowed to stop warning people and punish them with fixed charges of £ 200 for initial violations, and these officers stopped cars too

The guidelines for the current lockdown say that people can travel to exercise "while they are close", but do not specify how far people can travel.

Derbyshire Police insisted that the distance was "at the discretion" of each officer and that the trip was "not in accordance with the rules".

It was later said that all firm criminal charges issued during the new national lockdown will be reviewed after clarification on coronavirus regulations was obtained.

The force, previously criticized for its persistent approach to enforcing restrictions, released drone footage of dog walkers in the Peak District in March to "shame" them.

And in March, the troop threw black dye into a famous blue lagoon in Harpur Hill, near Buxton, to prevent Instagrammers from posing for snaps during the lockdown.

It comes as police forces stepped up enforcement of Covid regulations across the country.

In Aberdeen, two police officers knocked on a family's front door following complaints from a neighbor and stormed in when a woman shouted, "This is my house, get out of my house" and children screamed in the background.

Two women, aged 18 and 48, and a 43-year-old man were charged in connection with assaulting police officers and threatening and abusive behavior.

The footage immediately sparked controversy. Critics accused police of "suppressive" behavior of storming into a private home – while others argued they were just trying to enforce the Covid rules.

Officials were seen in Euston this morning stopping passengers to ask where they were going. Barrister Alex Wright tweeted, "Good to see Lockdown being taken seriously, but a sad sight that I would have dreamed of seeing in London."

Snowdonia National Park has now closed all of its parking spaces to visitors to "protect our communities and the NHS" as officials beat up the public for "disobeying" the law.

To clarify the guidelines, Leicester City Council's Public Health Director Professor Ivan Browne urged residents today to "visit your next park, not your most beautiful park," Leicester Live reported.

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