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Covid: Jo Whiley ‘so happy’ over learning disability vaccine change

Covid: Jo Whiley ‘so happy’ over learning disability vaccine change

Health
Everyone on the GP learning disability register should be prioritised for a Covid vaccine, the joint committee on vaccination has advised the government.This means 150,000 people at higher risk with severe disabilities will be offered a jab more quickly in England.But those with mild learning disabilities should not expect to be prioritised.It follows DJ Jo Whiley's plea for people such as her sister, Frances, to be vaccinated as quickly as possible.Whiley was offered the vaccine before her sister, who has a rare genetic syndrome and lives in residential care.The broadcaster's sister is recovering after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus earlier this week.'So relieved'"This is a great day, I am so relieved. I'm so happy for all those people who have been living in fear," Jo Whiley...
Jo Whiley: My sister has finally been offered a vaccine but it’s too late – she’s in hospital fighting for her life

Jo Whiley: My sister has finally been offered a vaccine but it’s too late – she’s in hospital fighting for her life

Entertainment
Radio broadcaster Jo Whiley says her younger sister has finally been offered a coronavirus vaccine but it could be too late, as she is already "fighting for her life" after catching the virus in her care home.Whiley's sister Frances, 53, has diabetes and learning difficulties, which both put her at higher risk from COVID-19. But last week, Whiley said she had been offered a vaccination before Frances, saying she "desperately" wished her sibling had been offered one first. Image: Frances is 'fighting for her life' against COVID-19. Pic: Twitter/Jo Whiley Whiley, a radio DJ and TV presenter, said it had been "the worst week of our lives" after Frances tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at her care home in Northamptonshir...

Jo Whiley: Radio 2 backlash made it hard to walk out of my front door

Entertainment
Jo Whiley has said the social media backlash over her BBC Radio 2 show with Simon Mayo made "it hard to walk out my front door, let alone present a radio show" on some days.Whiley joined Mayo as a co-host on the drivetime show in May. But they came in for criticism and recently announced that they are to leave the slot."The last six months have been quite something," the DJ wrote on Instagram.She added: "But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger etc etc."The DJ will take on the station's new evening show in January."I couldn't have tried harder or cared more about the show Simon & I did together," Whiley wrote."Some of the stuff that's been said on social media has meant that some days it was hard to walk out of my front door, let alone present a radio show."It was announced on Mond...