Matt Hancock

Total 54 Posts

UK Covid-19 data trends, 20 December 2020.

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The Covid-19 virus was never planning to take a break at Christmas, so why was the government ever proposing to relax the Covid-19 restrictions for those 5 days? Dr Joe Pajak asks.

UK Covid-19 data trends, 14 December 2020.

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Is it surprising that a growing number of councils, and secondary schools, in Tier 3 areas, are making the difficult decision to close early for the Christmas break? Dr Joe Pajak asks today.

Testing in schools – Government wakes up to fact schools are major centre of transmission for Covid.

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While mass testing in some secondary schools in London, and parts of Kent and Essex is a start, the Government must urgently address those other parts of the country where infection rates remain high, teachers and school leaders’ unions say.

UK Covid-19 data trends, 10 December 2020.

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As Covid-19 continues to spread aggressively within communities, the Health Secretary announced that secondary school children in London boroughs, and parts of Essex and Kent, will soon be tested. Many think, however, that the government may have misjudged the health risks associated to children.

If Brexiters repeat a lie often enough, it becomes dangerous misinformation.

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No, the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was not approved by the UK faster than the European Union because of Brexit.

Oxford vaccine results are in. Now we need to make sure it is used – here is how.

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As the AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccine results are encouraging, governments can’t force people to be vaccinated, but they can penalise those who don’t.

Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating.

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De-funding Public Health England is not the answer. We need to learn lessons from the coronavirus response before making radical decisions.
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