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Covid positive tests halve in a week

The number of people infected with coronavirus has dropped for a fourth day, raising hopes that the pandemic may be levelling off. The UK recorded 31,795 new infections yesterday, a fall of 32 per cent from the 46,558 on Tuesday. The figure is down 42 per cent from last Saturday. Officials say that the closing of schools for the summer ‘can’t explain the degree of drop’ – Sunday Times

Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab ‘risk losing seats at election over Covid travel chaos’ – Sunday Telegraph

Sajid Javid accused of spooking Boris into putting top holiday destination on the ‘Amber-plus’ list – Mail on Sunday

Keir Starmer appoints adviser from Blair years as his chief of staff – Observer

Pensions triple lock could be suspended amid concern over fairness to young – Sunday Telegraph

Key workers still face Covid self-isolation when they are at home – Times

Biden administration officials signal Covid booster shots needed for some Americans – Epoch Times


The Panic Pandemic: Fearmongering from journalists, scientists, and politicians did more harm than the virus – John Tierney, City Journal

If Dominic Cummings calls me bonkers, you know I must be right! – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

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