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Asian vaccine scepticism ‘is costing lives’

by LAUREN CODLING ASIANS have been urged to take the coronavirus vaccine as doctors expressed concerns that “fake news” was causing many from the community to reject it. Rumours claiming that the vaccines contain alcohol and animal products (such as beef and pork) have been circulating on social media and WhatsApp in recent months. There […]

How the big fat Asian wedding industry shrank in lockdown

by LAUREN CODLING THE Asian wedding industry has been “forgotten” by the UK government throughout the pandemic, industry insiders said, as many warned their businesses are in danger of closing. It is estimated the wedding industry in the UK is worth around £10 billion. An average Asian wedding is thought to cost around £50,000-£100,000.  Three […]

Patel says UK Covid-19 death toll is ‘horrendous’ as the country nears grim milestone of 100,000

AS the UK’s Covid-19 death toll approaches 100,000, home secretary Priti Patel said on Wednesday(20) that the numbers were horrendous but that it was not the time to look back at the government’s possible mismanagement of the crisis. The UK’s official Covid-19 death toll is 91,470 – Europe’s worst death figure and the world’s fifth […]

UK opens ten new large-scale Covid-19 vaccination centres

BRITAIN opened ten new mass vaccination centres, including a rugby ground, racecourse, food court and a cathedral, on Monday(18) to deliver Covid-19 vaccines. With the new sites, there will be 17 such centres offering people an alternative to GP-led and hospital services, with more to follow, the National Health Service (NHS) said. The new centres […]

UK says Covid-19 vaccine supply ‘not as good as hoped’

BRITAIN’s vaccine rollout is limited by a “lumpy” manufacturing process with production changes by Pfizer and a delay by AstraZeneca that could lead to brief supply disruption, Vaccine Deployment minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday(18). The UK, which has the world’s fifth worst official Covid-19 death toll, is racing to be among the first major […]

India’s vaccination campaign delays due to ‘app glitch’

INDIA’s Covid-19 vaccination drive was still facing some delays on Sunday(17) after it hit a bump on the first day due to glitches in an app used to coordinate the campaign, according to officials in some states. Prime minister Narendra Modi launched on Saturday(16) what his government has described as the “world’s largest vaccination programme”. […]

UK expands vaccination programme as minister says the country is vaccinating 140 people per minute

THE UK is vaccinating 140 people per minute against Covid-19 on average, vaccine deployment minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday(18). “It is going well, we’re vaccinating on average 140 people, that’s first jab, literally a minute. That’s the average so some areas are doing better,” Zahawi told Sky. “You’ll see that improve as we open […]

India hails ‘life saving’ Covid-19 vaccine rollout

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive had a successful start with more than 224,000 people receiving their first jabs and just three people hospitalised for experiencing side effects, the health ministry said Sunday, as reports emerged about concerns over a homegrown vaccine. Authorities have given emergency-use approval for two jabs — “Covishield”, a version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca […]

India’s Modi claims a ‘decisive victory’ against Covid-19 as the country begins world’s largest vaccination programme

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday(16) launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaigns, as part of efforts by the populous nation to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots. Modi asserted that the made-in-India vaccines will ensure a ‘decisive victory’ for the country over the coronavirus pandemic. On the […]

‘UK virus’ could be dominant in US by March, says CDC

A new, highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain could become the dominant variant in the US by March, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned. The variant, known as B.1.1.7, is believed to be twice as contagious as the current version of the virus circulating in the US. […]

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