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Million MAGA March: Thousands of pro-Trump protesters rally in Washington DC

Million MAGA March: Thousands of pro-Trump protesters rally in Washington DC

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Thousands given wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace

Thousands given wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace

Technology
More than 7,000 people have been given the wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace, Sky News can reveal, raising further questions about the competence of the troubled service.An error in the software used by Test and Trace meant that the contact-tracing service gave contacts of people who had tested positive for coronavirus the wrong dates for the start and end of their quarantine. A total of 7,230 people in England were affected, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) confirmed to Sky News.Most were contacted with new advice on when their self-isolation period should end. But 2,455 individuals had already finished self-isolating before they could be reached. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...
‘No good epidemiological reasons to delay’ circuit break which could save thousands of lives, SAGE scientists say

‘No good epidemiological reasons to delay’ circuit break which could save thousands of lives, SAGE scientists say

Technology
A "short, sharp" two-week lockdown over the October half-term could prevent more than 7,000 deaths, according to a paper by two of the government's leading scientific advisers.The paper, which has not been peer-reviewed, suggests that a full lockdown, with stay-at-home orders and school closures, could reduce COVID-19 deaths from 19,900 to 12,100 over the rest of the year. It also suggests hospitalisations could be reduced from 132,400 to 66,500, assuming moderate growth in the infection rate.The findings have been used to support Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's warning that without a "circuit breaker" lockdown Britain will "sleepwalk into a long and bleak winter". But the paper does not consider crucial factors which would determine the success of any restrictions, including the leve...
Coronavirus: Thousands still missing out on vital NHS care

Coronavirus: Thousands still missing out on vital NHS care

Health
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Coronavirus: Hundreds of thousands of airline jobs at risk, warns industry body

Coronavirus: Hundreds of thousands of airline jobs at risk, warns industry body

Business
Hundreds of thousands of aviation jobs are at risk without more state aid, a global industry body has warned. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its 2020 traffic forecasts, after "a dismal end to the summer travel season".The association, which represents 290 airlines, says it expects traffic to be 66% below the level it was in 2019.The IATA estimates that it will be at least 2024 before air traffic reaches pre-pandemic levels.A second surge in Covid-19 cases and more government restrictions meant the sector has not seen a strong rebound.The travel industry saw a precipitous drop in business after the coronavirus developed into a pandemic.Through the year major airlines, airports and tour firms have col...