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An estimated one in eight people in England had had Covid-19 by December last year, according to antibody data from the Office for National Statistic’s Covid-19 Infection Survey. Once those vaccines have taken effect, around two to three weeks later ministers will consider whether lockdown measures can be eased in England. Aside from England, antibody data on infection in private households suggests that one in 10 in Wales had also been infected by December, alongside one in 13 in Northern Ireland and one in 11 in Scotland.
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Storm Christoph is set to deluge Britain with two months worth of rain in 36 hours as families have been told to start moving furniture upstairs to protect against flooding. Vast swathes of the North and Midlands are being warned of a “danger to life” and whole communities could be cut off, the Met Office has said. Amber warnings have been put in place across Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough for Tuesday, affecting millions of people, as the first named storm of the year is expected to last for three days. Already, there are 56 flood alerts and 11 flood warnings in place, with the River Ouse and River Witham both in danger of bursting their banks. In Doncaster, the local council has been delivering sandbags to people in properties that are most at risk.
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A woman identified as having taken part in the storming of the US Capitol is accused of stealing a laptop belonging to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi which she hoped to sell to a Russian spy agency, according to the FBI. There is no indication Riley June Williams, a 22-year-old careworker from Pennsylvania, took a laptop from Ms Pelosi's office. The FBI, which is working off a tip, said in the court record the "matter remains under investigation." The complaint, filed late Sunday in US District Court in Washington, sought the arrest of Williams on grounds including "violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds." Relying on several photos and videos of the chaotic January 6 riot, an FBI agent said Williams was seen near the office of Ms Pelosi, US House Speaker. A witness, identified in the court document only as W1 but who claimed to be "the former romantic partner of Riley June Williams," alleged that Williams planned to send the laptop to a friend in Russia to sell it to the SVR foreign intelligence agency. That sale "fell through for unknown reasons, and Williams still has the computer device or destroyed it," the affidavit says.
Nicola Sturgeon is facing mounting anger over Scotland's slow vaccine roll-out after it emerged her government has more than 400,000 unused doses and England's deployment was almost twice as fast last weekend. The First Minister on Monday disclosed that 264,991 people north of the Border have been given their first dose but The Telegraph understands her government has now been handed more than 700,000 doses from the UK's supplies. A daily average of 13,383 Scots were vaccinated with their first dose between Friday and Sunday, but this represented a drop on the average of around 16,000 recorded in previous days. A yawning gap started to open up with England, where 750,892 people were vaccinated for the first time over the same period, meaning its roll-out was almost twice as fast taking into account its larger population size. Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary, said more than four million people had now received their first dose across the UK and vaccinations were happening at more than double the rate per person of anywhere else in Europe. More than five million people in England aged 70 and over, as well as the clinically extremely vulnerable, will begin receiving offers of a coronavirus vaccine this week in areas where the majority of over-80s have already been treated. Ms Sturgeon insisted this group in Scotland would receive appointments "later in January", despite GP leaders complaining that "patchy" supply of the vaccine means they cannot book in many of their patients aged over 80. Dr Gregor Smith, Scotland's chief medical officer, said vaccine was "going out to those GP practices as fast as it's coming into Scotland" and that supply would ramp up over the coming weeks.
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Boris Johnson has unveiled a £23 million fund to compensate the fishing industry for losses caused by Brexit red tape as Scottish seafood hauliers descended on Downing Street to protest. The Prime Minister confirmed that any business experiencing difficulty exporting to the EU "through no fault of their own" would be compensated. However, he insisted the pandemic was responsible for some of the losses, citing reduced demand for Scottish seafood from restaurants on the Continent that have been forced to shut. His announcement came as more than 20 lorries drove up Whitehall, the majority from seafood exporters in Scotland, complaining they were being "tied in knots with paperwork" by the Brexit fishing deal. The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) warned last week the industry was facing "mounting financial losses" and the only way to ensure a fair price was a 72-hour round trip to land catch in Denmark. Exporters said they faced possible bankruptcy following a suspension of road deliveries last week due to border delays.
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Pfizer vaccine recipients are unlikely to transmit the virus to others, according to the author of an Israeli study. Participants in the survey developed up to 20 times more antibodies within a week of receiving the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The survey, which reviewed data from 102 of about 1,000 of the Sheba Medical Centre’s medical staff who have received both shots, showed that only two subjects have developed low amounts of antibodies - one of the subjects suffered from a compromised immune system. There was no explanation for why the second person did not develop antibodies, and the hospital said it was investigating the matter. The rest - 98 per cent - have developed levels of antibodies that were even higher than patients who have recovered from a serious coronavirus-induced condition, the hospital said in a statement released on Monday.
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GPs should create reserve lists of patients who can attend vaccine appointments at short notice to avoid “wastage”, according to leaked NHS guidance. It comes after The Telegraph revealed last week that some GPs are being forced to throw away vaccines rather than giving patients their second dose. Dr Brian McGregor, a GP who chairs the BMA's Yorkshire regional committee, said his local clinical commissioning group were told by NHS England to dispose of unused doses rather than giving a second jab. Leaked documents, seen by Pulse, from NHS England have now instructed GPs to create reserve lists, as they had “successfully ensured minimal wastage” at some vaccination sites. It comes as the Government announced GPs can now move on to the next cohort of priority patients and begin vaccinating the over-70s and clinically extremely vulnerable. The guidance sent to vaccination sites read: “Local vaccination services, hospital hubs and vaccination centres have successfully ensured minimal wastage by using reserve lists who are willing to attend at short notice. “We strongly recommend setting up a reserve list that can be invited at short notice.” It went on to add that local leaders can help sites to identify social care workers who could be added to their lists.
The figures are for the seven days to January 14.