It comes as Downing Street has admitted Boris Johnson’s Covid winter plan will not rule out future lockdowns as a “last resort”.
The Prime Minister is expected to present his roadmap for the next few months to Parliament and the public tomorrow, with some restrictions on the back burner.
But although Mr Johnson is said to be “immediately determined” against another lockdown, the power to impose one will be retained.
Here is what we expect from the Covid winter plan.
Matthieu lesh outlines the steps ministers should take to avoid “completely avoidable” lockdowns.
The figures for vaccine-related deaths
It all comes after new figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that only 59 fully vaccinated people without serious health problems died from Covid-19 out of more than 50,000 deaths in England this year.
In the first study of deaths by vaccination status, the ONS found that about 99% of deaths from Covid-19 between January 2 and July 2, 2021 were in people who had not received two doses.
Scientific editor Sarah knapton explains why he questions the need for a recall program.
Meanwhile, French pharmaceutical company Valneva has said its contract to supply Britain with coronavirus vaccines has been terminated by the government. Read on for more details.
“Violation of human rights”
The government’s Covid winter plan is expected to remove the traffic light system for overseas travel, although quarantine hotels will likely remain a feature for countries deemed at risk.
A law firm representing travelers affected by Britain’s quarantine hotel policy has said it has taken legal action against the government and called the current system an “unlawful deprivation of liberty”.
Read why London-based PGMBM believes the program is a “fundamental violation of the human rights of people”.
Annabel Fenwick Elliott exposes its reasons why they are unnecessary, morally corrupt and should be removed.
However, John arlige whispers traveling as we once knew it seems to be back.
Here are the countries that could leave the Red List after this week’s review.
Commentary and Analysis
Around the world: Germans vote without laughing
The sleepy market town of Erftstadt could become the place where the election to choose Angela Merkel’s successor as German Chancellor has been decided. It was here that Armin Laschet, the candidate of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and her sacred heir, was filmed laughing during an event in honor of the victims of the devastating floods that have killed 184 in Germany this summer. With two weeks before Germany’s vote, the CDU is only 20% in the polls. Read how the gaffe is affecting the countryside in the flood-affected city and country.
“When friends realize that you are using material on them, it’s awful”