Here’s a stat to ruin your 4pm ‘I could go home/get dressed soon’ cup of tea (or whenever you get round to reading this. Any time is good with me.)
Austria, with two-thirds of its population double vaccinated, has entered a national lockdown. England, with 80 per cent double jabbed, has not.
Education Secretary and former vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said today that he believes Britain could become the first major economy in the world to transition from pandemic to endemic using Covid-19 vaccines.
Second, that is a pretty decent end result of Covid, accelerated by the deployment of vaccines. Thing is, people actually need to go and get jabbed.
Elsewhere in the paper, Southend has bid farewell to Sir David Amess with a horse-drawn procession, as the city mourned the loss of its MP.
Meanwhile, Susie Butter watched an Audience with Adele. Her conclusion? Even celebrity sycophants couldn’t ruin her night.
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