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More than half of all adults now paid by the state

27 million Britons are now being funded by the government, analysis of official figures suggests. The news comes amid warnings that the furlough scheme introduced as a response to the coronavirus could cost more than the NHS; ‘ clearly not a sustainable situation’, the Chancellor admits.

Daily Telegraph

In other news

Forgotten victims of the corona pandemic: From a 7-year-old girl battling seizures to father-of-three who needs cancer surgery, the patients in limbo after their NHS treatment was put on potentially tragic hold – Daily Mail

Coronavirus lockdown in Lake District ‘fraying at the edges’ – The Guardian

Sage panel shown to lack critical areas of expertise – The Times

Doctor says London Nightingale should be kept on standby for a year in case of second wave – Daily Express

Murder and rape suspects charged by post (and not just because of the virus) – The Times

Oxford ignores call to censor ‘ism’ texts – The Times


Sweden tames its ‘R number’ without lockdown, Fraser Nelson – The Spectator

Why I’m challenging lockdown in court, Simon Dolan – Daily Telegraph

The 100,000 tests plan misses the point. It’s how the results are used that matters, Paul Hunter – The Guardian

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