UK coronavirus vaccine news live: Latest updates as country could be among the first to take hits

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Pharmaceutical company Pfizer says first trials of its Covid-19 vaccine show 90% effective
The military will work with the NHS to begin a mass deployment of the country’s immunization program after the successful trials of a Pfizer vaccination – the forces using their logistics capabilities to support the health service.

Meanwhile, rapid coronavirus tests of the type tested in Liverpool in recent days are to be rolled out to cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Nottingham and Bristol as part of a Moonshot-type operation aimed at enabling certain parts of life to return to normal. .

And a member of the government’s science advisory group for emergencies (Sage) said he “wouldn’t be surprised if we started the new year with two or three vaccines that could all be distributed,” adding that there was a “70 to 80 percent chance,” the UK’s most vulnerable will be vaccinated before Easter, unless authorities “screw up” the distribution.

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Matt Hancock announces mass testing a ‘critical’ pre-vaccine step

Matt Hancock said in a video posted to Twitter that, until a vaccine is rolled out, the government’s mass testing initiative will be key to tackling the virus.

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 8:55 PM

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Cancel Christmas and New Years to avoid third wave of Covid, says Paris hospital director

Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are expected to be canceled this year over fears they could lead to a spike in coronavirus infections, a director at the Paris hospital has said.

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 5:16 PM

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NHS and military prepare for mass vaccination program

An unprecedented mass vaccination campaign to end the threat of a pandemic is being planned by the NHS and the military as hopes for an effective vaccine rise.

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 8:28 PM

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Food charities need volunteers for Christmas push, amid holiday hunger warnings

Charities that provide essential food packaging are calling in additional volunteers to help them with their Christmas drive, amid growing concerns over holiday hunger.

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 5:15 PM

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Where will rapid tests be deployed in England?

Matt Hancock reportedly wrote to directors of public health across the country about providing “10 percent of their population per week” with testing.

A first 600,000 lateral flow test kits will be distributed in some local areas in the coming days.

Here is the complete list of local communities where they will be available:

Andy GregoryNovember 10, 2020 7:49 PM

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Record 5.9 million people buy groceries online, but no signs of shopping panic

A record 5.9 million people bought groceries online last month, but overall supermarket revenues remained stable as tightening restrictions in large parts of the UK resulted in sales of Moderate Halloween.

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 5:14 PM

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Biden Virus Task Force Expert Warns ‘We’re About to Enter Covid Hell’

Members of the President-elect’s new coronavirus task force are making headlines today.

Previously, it was Doctor Ezekiel Emanuel, for his 2017 Atlantic article titled: “Why I want to die at 75”.

Now Michael Osterholm – also enlisted by Joe Biden, 77 – has warned the United States is “about to enter Covid hell.”

The infectious disease expert told CNBC that the number of new daily infections “will continue to rise dramatically” and that the next few months will be “the darkest in the pandemic.”

Andy GregoryNovember 10, 2020 7:09 PM

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“The coronavirus cannot take away the magic”

Tradition has it that the Christmas tree and other decorations are placed on the first day of Advent – written Sarah Young, but this year there are no rules.

More information on who starts the holiday season in November below:

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 5:12 PM

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UK coronavirus death toll increases by 532 in 24 hours

The latest coronavirus figures confirmed the eighth consecutive weekly increase in deaths, up 401 deaths (41%) from the previous week.

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 6:36 PM

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Health ministry announces 532 new deaths, 20,412 cases

532 more people in the UK have died after contracting the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.

An additional 20,412 cases were also reported to bring the nation’s total to 1,233,755.

Vincent WoodNovember 10, 2020 6:32 PM

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