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Anti-lockdown petition started by three top scientists reaches 40,000 signatures

Scientists from the world’s top universities have written an open letter calling for the UK and US to build herd immunity to Covid-19 by letting it spread in young people.  The anti-lockdown petition – signed by at least 35,800 members of the public, 2,000 medical and public health scientists and some 2,200 medical practitioners – warns that tough social distancing rules are having ‘damaging physical and mental health impacts’ – Mail

MPs back ‘Rule of Six’ in Commons vote with just 17 politicians opposing it despite alleged Tory fury at coronavirus law they fear will ‘do more harm than good’ – Mail

Patients face wait for cancer tests amid shortage of supplies, leaked emails reveal – Telegraph

Matt Hancock warns that cancer patients will be guaranteed treatment only if Covid-19 stays ‘under control’ – Mail

Three universities halt face-to-face teaching as UK strategy unravels – Guardian

Cambridge University rolls out ‘unconscious bias’ training for staff – Telegraph

Removing statues tears away our heritage, says Historic England boss – Times

US

Facebook removes Donald Trump post for ‘spreading coronavirus myths’ – Telegraph

COMMENT

What is the point of saving lives if you lose all vestiges of humanity? – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

Johnson’s boosterism won’t balance the books – Daniel Finkelstein, Times

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