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Almost 90million fewer face-to-face GP appointments were carried out in 2020 compared to the year before

NHS Digital statistics show 147.85million in-person consultations happened between April 2020 and this March – down from the 238.26million during the same 12-month spell the year before due to Covid and lockdowns. The NHS has been criticised for diverting patients away from face-to-face appointments as ‘not acceptable’. Plans to discourage face-to-face appointments in favour of patients having virtual consultations first have prompted anger – Mail

UK women forced to wear face masks during labour, charity finds – Guardian

Portugal ‘won’t lift ban on British tourists until at least May 30’ despite being on UK’s ‘green list’ from May 17 – Mail

Labour suspends union boss – who has since been reported to the police – for saying Priti Patel should be deported – Telegraph

London North East Railway apologises and promises to deal with conductor who wished passengers a cheery ‘good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls’ after ‘non-binary’ LGBT rail union rep said it didn’t ‘apply to them’ – Mail

CDC says Americans can stop wearing masks inside, but only if they’re fully vaccinated – New York Times

120 US retired generals, military officers sign letter warning of conflict between Marxism and ‘constitutional freedom’ – Epoch Times


We really need an inquiry into how Sage forced Britain into lockdown – Fraser Nelson, Telegraph

Covid and the loss of common sense – Don Fotheringham, American Thinker

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