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Under-30s in the UK will be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

Due to concerns about a possible link between the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and rare blood clots, under-30s in the UK will now be offered an alternative jab. The decision has been taken after a review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) concluded that “the evidence of a link with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca […]

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Our media has shown a gross dereliction of duty

Our media is broken. The thing in society that is supposed to hold those in power to account, now needs to be held to account itself. The High Court recently found that Matt Hancock acted unlawfully by deliberately covering up lucrative COVID contracts for his associates without the necessary credentials. But the media gave this […]

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The Student on Covid and Education

A childcare worker’s perspective on UK vaccine rollouts A couple of days ago I received a call from my supervisor to let me know that a co-worker had tested positive for Covid, a co-worker I had spent a lot of time in close contact with whilst taking care of three-year-old children daily. As expected, I […]

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Covid-19: “exaggerated” and “disproportionate” penalties for rule-breakers

Last week, England introduced a new rule that means that people travelling from 33 ‘red list’ countries will have to quarantine for ten days in government-managed hotels at a cost of £1750. As part of the enforcement of this new quarantine law, Matt Hancock announced that “anyone who lies on the passenger locator form and […]

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100,000 dead at the hands of the butcher

Johnson and his inept cabinet let your loved ones die, remember that when you hear his hollow apology: The UK has now passed a tragic covid-19 milestone: 100,000 total deaths. That is more British civilians than died in both world wars combined. It is also the highest death toll in Europe, and one of the […]

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The ‘covidiot’ obfuscates government’s deathly blunders

On the 25th January 2020, at the time of writing, the current Covid statistics lie at 3.65million cases and a bleak 97,939 deaths. Not one to focus on the daily updates and the slow ascent of deaths on a line-graph for preservation of mental health, it is hard not to look at these statistics and […]

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Christmas 2020: is Boris Johnson on the naughty list?

Imagine for a moment that it’s the 24th of December 2020. Thousands are gathered in living rooms, their hearts warmed by the ambience of the tree and the prospect of the celebrations that lie ahead: the turkey, the presents and, most importantly, the time spent with their family. Now I want you to imagine the […]

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Young people shouldn’t be scapegoated for a second covid spike

Last week the government found yet another scapegoat for their ineptitude, although this one is all the more predictable: students and young people. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, drew the ire of the younger Radio 1 Newsbeat audience by condescendingly reminding us “Don’t kill your Gran”. He continued by naming France and Spain as examples […]