Deaths are falling quickest in over-80s in England and Wales, ONS statistics show

Over-80s Covid deaths have fallen by more than 90 per cent since the peak of the second wave in England and Wales, official figures revealed today in another promising sign the vaccines roll-out is beating the virus. Office for National Statistics data showed 379 fatalities were linked to the virus in this age group in … Read more

Covid vaccines: Fewer than TEN over-80s now need to enter intensive care in England each day

Fewer than 10 Covid-19 patients aged over 80 are being sent to intensive care units each day thanks to the rollout of Britain’s vaccine programme, Health Secretary Matt Hancock claimed last night.   At a Downing Street press conference, Mr Hancock hailed ‘exciting’ data showing that just one shot of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer jab … Read more

More than 40% of over-80s in England now have Covid antibodies

More than 40 per cent of over-80s in England now have Covid antibodies thanks to the vaccine roll-out, official figures have revealed.  Office for National Statistics data shows the elderly population — who were prioritised for the jab — are rapidly building up immunity against the killer infection.  The number of over-80s testing positive for … Read more

Matt Hancock reveals THREE QUARTERS of over-80s have had vaccines

Matt Hancock hailed ‘brilliant progress’ on vaccinations today as he revealed three quarters of over-80s have now received doses. The Health Secretary gave an updated figure for the UK in interviews this morning, saying the proportion was similar in care homes. And he added to Emmanuel Macron‘s embarrassment by pointing out that more Britons had … Read more

More than half of over-80s have had Covid jabs says Matt Hancock

More than half of over-80s have had Covid jabs according to Matt Hancock despite Dominic Raab’s hints that all adults may not be vaccinated before September.  The Health Secretary made the announcement on Twitter the morning after saying the UK is ‘nearly on the home strait’ out of the pandemic.  He said: ‘I’m delighted that over … Read more

VIVIENNE PARRY: Joan Bakewell is misguided to demand all over-80s get second jab within three weeks

I have a lot of respect for Joan Bakewell. A trailblazer, at 87 she is still making waves. But last week my heart sank when she appeared on Good Morning Britain saying she’s planning to take the Government to court over its decision to delay second doses of the Covid vaccine from three weeks to … Read more

Covid England: Cases fall in every age group except the over-80s

Coronavirus infections were falling in every age group except the over-80s last week and cases were dropping in all but three English regions, official data shows. It strongly suggests the tiered system was already beginning to slow the crisis before ministers were spooked into a third national intervention because it can take a week before … Read more

Covid cases were falling in every age group except the over-80s last week

Covid cases were falling in every age group except the over-80s last week and infections dropped in all but three English regions, official data shows By Connor Boyd Assistant Health Editor For Mailonline Published: 16:30 GMT, 14 January 2021 | Updated: 16:35 GMT, 14 January 2021 Coronavirus infections were falling in every age group except … Read more

Over-80s face gruelling trips to vaccination hubs or wait for a unit to open nearer to home 

Over-80s face gruelling trips to vaccination hubs to get inoculated against Covid-19… or an agonising wait for a unit to open nearer to home Around 130,000 invites were sent out to those aged over 80 at the weekend  Several have complained about the long journeys they are expected to make NHS says if they are … Read more

NHS gets coronavirus vaccinations to 11% of over-80s in first two weeks

NHS vaccinates 11% of over-80s in first two weeks: A total of 366,715 people in the highest Covid risk group received first jab doses by December 20, data shows Office for National Statistics estimates there are 3.4million over-80s in England A total of 521,594 received their first dose of a Covid vaccine by December 20 … Read more