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No green light to start vaccinating children, ministers to be told

The Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recently suggested that the decision on whether to vaccinate children against Covid would be left to the Prime Minister, since it is a ‘political matter. In a surprise (and welcome) U-turn, the body is expected to advise ministers against this extension of the vaccine rollout. At a meeting, members are understood to have voiced serious ethical concerns about vaccinating children, given that they rarely suffer serious illness from Covid – Telegraph

‘Covid passes’ to be required at upcoming sports events – Mail

Covid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in England – Guardian

Couples face £10,000 fine if they don’t do proper risk assessment on ceremonies that will now feature social distancing, no dancing and face masks for all – Mail

Pfizer supply shortage forces Covid vaccine rollout to slow down – Telegraph

Russia may have spotted another strain of Covid – Mail

COMMENT

Britain is still paying the price for the original sin of locking down – Jonathan Sumption, Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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