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With the promise of protection that vaccinations bring, the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions for the holidays seems an unnecessary risk to take right now. Christmas could end up being a superspreader event. It is much safer to stay home.
People in precarious employment are hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, the government currently has nothing significant to offer the most vulnerable in this economic crisis.
Other countries have developed and used alert level systems effectively in the management of COVID-19. So why is the UK struggling?
Financial support is the way to protect health and the economy. Right now, Boris Johnson is achieving neither.
The political leadership being demonstrated by combined authority mayors across the North is all the more striking in its contrast to the absence of clear and coherent leadership from the centre.
Given the role of the north of England as a key battleground at the general election last year and the current focus on the region as a result of the pandemic, it is hard to see it falling down the political agenda any time soon.
The UK government is introducing a three-tier system of lockdowns. It will only work if the tiers are sufficiently different and if the implementation is clearly devoid of political influence.