‘Prof Lockdown’ warns AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is ‘vulnerable’ to South African variant

Professor Neil Ferguson warned the South African strain had taken root in Europe Professor Neil Ferguson today called for tighter border controls with Europe to keep out the dangerous South African of coronavirus amid fears it could undermine Britain’s vaccine roll-out. The SAGE adviser – dubbed ‘Professor Lockdown‘ because his gloomy modelling of the first … Read more

Vulnerable patients tell of their joy after millions are finally freed as shielding ends

Almost four million of the most vulnerable people enjoyed their first day of freedom yesterday as shielding advice ended. Strict ‘stay indoors’ guidance was given to 2.2million individuals at the start of the pandemic, with an extra 1.7million told to shield in February after scientists identified additional risk factors. They were told to stay at … Read more

Chris Whitty warns Britain will be vulnerable to Covid for another two years

Britain will be vulnerable to coronavirus for another two years but the illness should become as manageable as flu in the future, Chris Whitty claimed today. England’s chief medical officer said vaccine manufacturers were still struggling to get basic supplies distributed around the world and were not yet fully equipped to deal with new variants. … Read more

‘Vulnerable’ Kate Middleton was ‘reflective’ while Prince William took on ‘protector’ role

Prince William took on a ‘protector’ role while ‘vulnerable’ Kate Middleton appeared ‘rather sad and reflective’ during their visit in London yesterday, a body language expert has claimed. The Duke, 38, and Duchess of Cambridge, 39,  met with paramedics and ambulance staff at Newham Ambulance Station yesterday, as reports emerged Prince William is supporting wife Kate … Read more

Only Arizona and Montana have given more vaccines to vulnerable communities

Vaccines are going to the WRONG people in at least 31 states: Only Arizona and Montana have given more shots in counties where high rates of poverty, elderly and minority residents make more people vulnerable to COVID-19, CDC report finds A new CDC report looked at vaccination rates in counties where residents were at high … Read more

Banks accused of leaving vulnerable customers at risk

Top banks accused of leaving vulnerable customers at risk of fraud after failing to implement vital safeguards TSB, Virgin Money and Metro Bank are among those criticised for not using confirmation of payee checks, which were introduced by most rivals last year  They aim to stop fraudsters from pretending to be someone else and tricking … Read more

World is vulnerable to dangerous upsurge in nerve agents, Defence Secretary says 

The World is vulnerable to dangerous upsurge in chemical attacks including nerve agents after Salisbury poisonings, Defence Secretary says Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it was clear Russia remained an ‘adversary’ He said country represented a challenge to international law and the world order Said world order had been ‘loosened’, giving new opportunities to terror … Read more

600,000 extra shielders offered first Covid jab after being added to extremely vulnerable list

Hundreds of thousands of people asked to shield in England are being invited for a Covid-19 vaccine jab. About 1.7million more people were added to the shielding list last week after experts identified additional adults at serious risk of the virus. Some 600,000 of that group are now being invited to book a slot at … Read more

People with low ‘disgust’ threshold ‘less vulnerable to infections’

People of a sensitive disposition who are easily repulsed may have evolved this trait as a natural way of avoiding infections.  Scientists found people with a low threshold for feeling disgusted are less likely to be infected with bacteria or viruses.   This, researchers say, proves Charles Darwin’s 19th-century theory that disgust evolved as a self-defence … Read more

Dame Sheila Hancock says she’s ‘sick’ of being called ‘extremely vulnerable’

‘I’m surviving!’: Dame Sheila Hancock, 87, says she’s ‘sick’ of being called ‘extremely vulnerable’ as she admits the Covid pandemic has aged her ‘hugely’ in the past six months By Laura Fox For Mailonline Published: 14:27 GMT, 19 February 2021 | Updated: 14:27 GMT, 19 February 2021 Dame Sheila Hancock has said she’s ‘sick’ of … Read more