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Boris Johnson’s policy poses ‘danger to the world’

By The Independent, also published by MSN.com THE UK’s decision to end most Covid restrictions on July 19 poses “a danger to the world”, an international group of scientists has warned. The group, which includes official government advisers to countries including Italy and Australia, says the government is pursuing herd immunity by mass infection. It

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UK Covid deaths surpass Great Plague, Aids pandemic and every terror attack and war since 1945 combined

The number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK has surpassed the combined death toll of the Great Plague, the Aids pandemic and every single terror attack and war since 1945. The UK recorded a further 1,631 deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the official tally above 100,000. The actual number is expected to be much higher when all excess

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China watching as UK’s aircraft carrier group is now ready to deploy

By Brad Lendon, CNN BRITAIN is officially an aircraft carrier power again. The Royal Navy announced on Monday (Jan. 4) that the UK’s Carrier Strike Group, centred on Britain’s largest ever warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, had achieved initial operating capability. The designation means the 65,000-ton carrier, its air assets including F-35 stealth fighter jets

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Coronavirus

World closes borders to Britain as new coronavirus strain breeds panic

By Reuters Staff, published by Yahoo! News Dover, England: More countries closed their borders to Britain today (Dec. 21) over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, heightening global panic, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of UK food shortages just days before the Brexit cliff edge. India, Poland, Switzerland, Russia and Hong

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In Covid-19 milestone for West, Britain starts mass vaccination

By Reuters Staff, published by US News London: A 90-year-old grandmother became the world’s first person to receive a fully-tested Covid-19 shot today (Dec. 8), as Britain began mass-vaccinating its people in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history. Health workers started inoculating the most vulnerable with the

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Coronavirus

UK’s Boris Johnson calls anti-vaxxers ‘nuts’

UK PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has branded opponents of vaccinations “nuts.” Speaking to staff at a medical facility in London today (July 24), Johnson said that “there’s all these anti-vaxxers now, aren’t there?” before adding, “they are nuts.” His comments come as pharmaceutical and biotech companies around the world embark on early stage testing for

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Business

UK economy in record slump due to coronavirus

By Elliot Smith, CNBC THE UK posted the biggest monthly fall in GDP (gross domestic product) on record in April, according to the Office for National Statistics. GDP fell by 20.4% compared to the previous month, a sharper contraction than the 18.4% expected by analysts polled by Reuters. This represented a 24.5% decline from April

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