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‘Social distancing’ likely to remain in place all year

Britain may not be able to abandon social distancing rules this year unless a vaccine proves to be 85 per cent effective at stopping transmission of coronavirus as well as severe illness, ministers have been warned. Modelling commissioned by SPI-M, a subgroup of Sage, and passed to Downing Street suggests the UK will suffer a third huge spike in deaths unless inoculation cuts transmission significantly. Currently, most experts think efficacy against transmission will be around 60 per cent but there is huge uncertainty – Sunday Telegraph

Michel Barnier tells EU to step back from Covid vaccine war – Times

Covid’s economic impact could kill an extra 40,000 people over 50 years, modelling suggests – Telegraph

Schools seize on ‘perfect time’ to explore a future free of GCSEs – Sunday Times

The coming show trial – Rick Green, Epoch Times

1776 Commission Director: Abolishing the commission won’t ‘get rid of these principles’ – Epoch Times


Say goodbye Scotland, put Wales on our flag – and let’s save England! – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

Hurrah for the populist revolt against Wall Street – Jeremy Warner, Telegraph

Personal liberty is another, unsung victim of the pandemic – Camilla Cavendish, Financial Times

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