Despite being the world leader in vaccinations, Israel has seen immunity wear off. The UK government is taking note.
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Victoria Hewson: The NHS single sex accommodation policy is a dire reflection on how far gender ideology has travelled
Hospitals across England are reportedly accommodating patients on the basis of gender rather than sex.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Do you really care how Hancock was sacked, or has that Westminster bubble burst?
The view one takes of the PM and the Leader of the Opposition depends on whether one is by temperament a cavalier or a puritan.
The Shadow Health Secretary adds that Hancock has always been “truly courteous with me”.
WATCH: My most immediate priority is “to see that we can return to normal as soon and as quickly as possible”, says Javid
The new Health Secretary tells the media “I was honoured to take up this position. I also know it comes with huge responsibility”.
Chris Green: The narrative for vaccinating children and Covid passports is getting stronger. We need to stop and think.
Vaccine passports could become a Trojan Horse for a domestic pass. MPs must tread very carefully.
David Davis: The Covid public inquiry should open in October, be held in two stages – and prepare for the unexpected
First, it should present future recommendations within a year. Next, on a longer timescale, it should look at what went wrong.
WATCH: “People can make up their own view about whether I should have told my team to stop buying PPE”, Hancock tells Marr.
“It was the right thing to do”, argues the Health Secretary.
“We mustn’t give up now. We must follow these new rules and make sure that our actions today will save lives in future and help get our country through this.”
The vaccine. The biggest breakthrough so far in the Covid-19 battle. But a logistical challenge unlike anything else.
Yesterday’s news marked an incredible achievement. Even so, there are many hurdles to vault.
Dean Russell: As a volunteer in my local hospital, I’ve seen at first hand the damage done to NHS staff morale by fearmongering
If staff hear a constant flow of worst-case scenarios presented as the norm, it understandably affects their anxiety levels.
“One of the big blunders from Boris Johnson was back in March”, says the Shadow Health Secretary, as he claims quarantine should have come sooner.
However, he doesn’t recognise the £10bn figure bosses are reportedly asking for on the NHS’ 72nd anniversary.
A national effort led by the Government is required to clear the backlog of operations and treatments. We can do this.
Caroline Nokes: Spare a thought for women. Male ministers have forgotten we exist in their lockdown easing plans.
While barbers, beers and football are deemed priorities for reopening, female-dominated businesses, like nail salons, have been left in limbo.