Critically ill countries, Imperial College study finds – Nigel Farage drops Trump â ?? ¦ Cate Blanchett on Covid and the community
The coronavirus pandemic has reached a critical level stage in England, virus prevalence doubling since last month While cases remain highest in the north, a dramatic increase in infections has been recorded in all regions The R-number (the number of people infected by each infected person virus) in the South East, South West, London and East of England topped 2, up from a national rate of 16 “We are seeing a pattern in the south which is similar to what we have seen in the north a few weeks ago, ”said Professor Paul Elliott of Imperial College London, who produced the study â €“ The co-occurrence of high prevalence and rapid growth means that the second wave of the epidemic in England has now reached a critical stage, â € “ report says R-number must be less than 1 for pandemic to decrease
The government’s top science and medical advisers fight ministers over tighter restrictions across England ahead of Christmas Public health directors are urged to sign up for saliva test kits fast results that could test 10% of the English population every week
The Guardian’s Robert Booth asks if the so-called Operation Moonshot has a chance of success, given that the current system is struggling to meet demand And with the holiday program set to end on Saturday and unemployment expected to rise sharply as Christmas approaches, economics editor Larry Elliott writes that the program has only achieved one of its three key goals. : be temporary, timely and targeted
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Anti-Semitism – Labor Party gears up for equality watchdog to rule party acted illegally in its treatment of Jewish members Equality and Human Rights Commission report is expected to recommend an independent complaints system when the findings of his long-awaited investigation are released today The conclusion of the investigation will close a painful chapter in Labor history under Jeremy Corbyn, when he was accused of institutional anti-Semitism and that MPs resigned amid recriminations over toxic factionalism at party headquarters Our summary of the key things to watch out for in the report is here
Nigel Farage – Former Ukip leader appeared at Donald Trump rally, calling the president ‘the toughest and bravest’ person he has ever met Farage praised Trump’s anti-establishment rhetoric and, in a veiled dig at Boris Johnson, said Trump was the only current leader of the free world with the courage to stand up for the nation state , fight for patriotism, fight against globalism…
Deadly Channel – Nearly 300 asylum seekers, including 36 children, have died trying to cross the Channel to the UK in the past 20 years, according to the first analysis to gather the deaths Race Relations Institute research, due to be released next month and seen by the Guardian, details the cases of 292 people who have died trying to cross by vehicle, tunnel and water since 1999 This includes the four deaths on Tuesday, when an Iranian Kurdish couple and two of their children died when their boat sank
Russian interference – An all-party group of MPs and peers take legal action against Boris Johnson over his government’s refusal to order an investigation into Russian interference in the UK elections The group has filed a complaint with the High Court with the aim of forcing the Prime Minister to conduct an independent investigation or a public inquiry This is the first such lawsuit of its kind for alleged breaches of national security
Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff explains why government refused to extend free school meals program and how the decision backfired, while Guardian journalist Aamna Mohdin reports bank food in Hillingdon
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Australian actor Cate Blanchett writes about isolation, the virus’s devastating impact on the arts and that the pandemic has made one thing terrifyingly clear government is not the same as business Covid ravaged the whole idea of a small government and emphasized the importance of social and economic justice She says the virus has hampered our ability to come together, but also highlighted how important it is.And this need within us for community responds to the difficult lesson we need to learn: Business is not the government and the government is not a business The most important choice as governments have started to think about easing lockdowns, the choice that really seems to divide us deeply, is between community and economyat ????
Marcus Rashford netted a hat-trick after coming off the bench in the 63rd minute in Manchester United’s 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig Chelsea combined defensive strength and attacking flair to record a 4 complete victory -0 against Krasnodar in Russia A 14th-minute effort from Ousmane Dembélé and a penalty from Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a 2-0 win over Juventus, while loan forward Moise Kean scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain overcame a slow start in a 2-0 away win over Istanbul Basaksehir Dr Richard Freeman told a medical court he had never injected runners at the back of a team bus, claiming that Team Sky had never crossed the line Football is ignored at best by the government and ‘at worst by being a victim,’ Rick Parry said in heart-breaking letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden England’s three-game Cadbury Netball series against New Zealand started with loss 58-45 in Hamilton Wednesday Primoz Roglic pulled off a brilliant late attack to win the eighth stage of Vuelta a España and gnaw the head of Richard Carapaz’s general Warren Gatland called on England players to pressure their clubs for early release next summer in order to » Avoid missing & Irish Lions UK tour to South Africa next year And England will learn from how they lost the 2015 Six Nations title on points difference to Italy in Rome on Saturday, according to their assistant coach John Mitchell.
Advertisers cut more than £ 700million from marketing budgets in the run-up to Christmas as pandemic puts an end to big-budget extravaganzas that normally bombard audiences during the holiday season UK advertisers set to spend £ 724million less than last year, a 105% drop This would be the biggest percentage drop for the so-called ‘golden’ quarter since industry bodies, the Advertising Association (AA) and Warc, began compiling numbers in 1982
European markets and the FTSE will be at the forefront this morning after Asia-Pacific markets fell into the red during Thursday’s trade, dragged down by heavy losses in Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong It follows Wednesday’s falls amid growing gloom over the prospect of winter lockdowns across Europe
Covid dominates front pages today The Guardian splashes with: « Plan to test 10% of the population every week amid spike in infection rate » It also carries images of the Iranian Kurdish family who died trying to cross the Channel. The Times has « Scientists hope for vaccine by Christmas », while Telegraph leads with news: « France enters second lockdown » FT also gives new restrictions in Europe first place: « France and Germany impose new restrictions as Covid surge hits markets » The i leads with ‘a shift in strategy looming as Covid picks up speed’, focusing on growing pressure for government to follow Wales’ ‘firewall’ containment The Mail doesn’t like the idea: â ???? Don’t do it Borisâ ???? its headline reads L’Express has a Covid Cancer Time Bomb saying 50,000 people are missing under diagnosis The Mirror dedicates its front page to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paying tribute to TV personality Kate Garraway, whose husband spent months in hospital: ‘ You are amazing Kate, we both love to hug youâ ????
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