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Daily Mail: ‘Hundreds’ of NHS Test and Trace staff are being let go after being left with nothing to do

Hundreds of staff working on NHS Test and Trace are being let go because there is nothing for them to do.

The scheme was announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock last week but already employees are finding themselves out of work.

Workers spent weeks being trained ahead of the launch but after a week they have had little work to do, despite being paid up to £27-an-hour.

Daily Mail: Britain announces 176 more coronavirus deaths as daily data shows Covid-19 is still killing more people in the UK than in the rest of the EU combined

  • NHS England saw 115 more deaths in hospital patients who tested positive – the youngest a 26-year-old
  • Scotland posted nine Covid-19 deaths in all settings, followed by eight in Wales and one in Northern Ireland
  • Britain’s outbreak has slowed dramatically in the past few weeks – yesterday 359 new deaths were recorded
  • But statistics show only 345 deaths were recorded in the 27 EU countries yesterday, including 81 in France
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Britain today announced 176 more coronavirus deaths, taking the total number of victims to 39,904 –  as separate shock data suggests the UK’s outbreak is still killing more people each day than the rest of the EU countries combined.   

The UK’s death toll is now on the brink of passing the 40,000 mark, but the epidemic has slowed dramatically in the past few weeks. For comparison, last Thursday there were 377 Covid deaths, and 338 the week before that.

Daily Mail: Matt Hancock hints coronavirus immunisations could be made COMPULSORY if UK finds a vaccine

  • An effective coronavirus vaccine is yet to be developed anywhere in the world  
  • Matt Hancock said if one is made he hopes ‘everybody would have the vaccine’
  • He then left the door open to a mandatory coronavirus vaccination programme  
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Health Secretary Matt Hancock today left the door open to the UK having a mandatory coronavirus vaccination programme.

An effective vaccination for the disease is yet to be developed anywhere in the world but Mr Hancock said if one is he would hope that ‘everybody would have the vaccine’.

But asked directly if getting the jab could be made mandatory, Mr Hancock said the question was ‘not one that we have addressed yet’.

The UK’s coronavirus testing tsar, Professor John Newton, then went further as he confirmed requiring people to get vaccinated is an option available to the Government.

Daily Mail: Beijing accuses America of ‘inciting countries to demand compensation from China’ for coronavirus after hitting Australia with huge tariffs as payback for Covid-19 inquiry calls

  • China has accused the US of pressuring other countries into demanding compensation for coronavirus 
  • It comes amid an escalating economic war over a pandemic which has shuttered the global economy 
  • China has already put an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley after country led calls for an investigation  
  • Australia has refused to rule out appealing to the WTO over the move, which China denies is punishment 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19


Daily Mail: Kawasaki-like disease affecting children IS caused by the coronavirus and can only be diagnosed by antibody tests, scientists confirm

Scientists have found the first clear evidence that infection with coronavirus causes the Kawasaki-like inflammatory condition affecting children.

A study of eight children admitted to a Birmingham hospital with the condition reveals they were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus several weeks before showing symptoms.

All of the children tested negative in the traditional lab-based test used to diagnose COVID-19 in adults.

However, a custom-built antibody test revealed the young patients had been infected with the coronavirus and produced antibodies to fight off the pathogen.

Daily Mail: Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced extension of furlough scheme until October

  • Scheme currently paying up to 80% of wages, to a maximum of £2,500 a month
  • Chancellor said furlough will be extended until October with no change to level 
  • Staff will be able to work part time from with businesses sharing the costs 
  • Reports had suggested rate could be lower after June and last until September
  • Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, and gyms face closure until July at the earliest
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Daily Mail: Liverpool star Dejan Lovren is outed as a coronavirus conspiracy theorist who sides with David Icke as he appears to back shocking claims that the virus is a MYTH to force vaccines on the public

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has seemingly backed the conspiracy theory that the coronavirus pandemic is nothing more than a myth to force vaccines onto the public.

The crisis has had a huge impact across the globe with official worldwide deaths passing 247,000 at the time of writing.

However, Lovren’s social media activity suggests that he does not take what is happening at face value.

Bombshell ‘Five Eyes’ Western intelligence dossier claims China lied about human-to-human transmission, ‘disappeared’ whistle-blowers and refused to help other countries prepare a vaccine for coronavirus

  • A leaked 15-page dossier from the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance says China’s secrecy over the pandemic is an ‘assault on international transparency’ 
  • The US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand intelligence agencies have exposed a series of cover-ups
  • It claims Five Eyes found a ‘deadly denial of human-to-human transmission’
  • Researchers who tried to raise the alarm have been silenced or disappeared and evidence of the outbreak was destroyed, it adds 
  • Report shows China refused to hand over virus samples to develop vaccines and censored its internet
  • China also allegedly censored virus news on search engines from December  
  • The leaked files show the nations have evidence the virus was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

‘It’s a horror movie.’ Nurse working on coronavirus frontline in New York claims the city is ‘murdering’ COVID-19 patients by putting them on ventilators and causing trauma to the lungs

  • A frontline nurse working in New York on coronavirus patients claims the city is killing sufferers by putting them on ventilators, advocating against them 
  • The nurse persuaded a friend, a nurse practitioner who is not working on coronavirus patients, to make the video to get the word out 
  • ‘It’s a horror movie. Not because of the disease, but the way it is being handled,’ the frontline nurse said through the friend, who only was identified as Sara NP 
  • Sara said COVID-19 patients are placed on ventilators rather than less invasive CPAP or BiPAP machines due to fears about the virus spreading
  • She explained: ‘The ventilators have high pressure, which then causes barotrauma, it causes trauma to the lungs’ 
  • More than 12,000 people have died from the virus in NYC,  with another 4,300 dying in other parts of the Empire State
  • New York emergency room doctor Cameron Kyle-Sidell stepped down this month because he didn’t want to follow the hospital’s ventilator protocol
  • Republican Minnesota Senator Scott Jensen told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that Medicare pays hospitals three times as much if patients are placed on ventilators


Daily Mail: British royalty dined on human flesh (but don’t worry it was 300 years ago)

They have long been famed for their love of lavish banquets and rich recipes.  But what is less well known is that the British royals also had a taste for human flesh.

A new book on medicinal cannibalism has revealed that possibly as recently as the end of the 18th century British royalty swallowed parts of the human body.

The author adds that this was not a practice reserved for monarchs but was widespread among the well-to-do in Europe