Talking Point: There are calls to stop publishing daily Covid figures. What do you think?

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Members of the public queue inside the Covid-19 vaccination centre at Ravenscraig regional sports facility in Motherwell, Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
Members of the public queue inside the Covid-19 vaccination centre at Ravenscraig regional sports facility in Motherwell, Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)

The Government has so far resisted calls to stop publishing daily Covid data over concerns that it boosts a “fear factor.”

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith voiced the concerns, claiming that the figures led the public to make “irrational” decisions.

In response, Business Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said that the data will stop being published “in due course.”

What do you think about the daily figures? Let us know your thoughts below for the chance to be featured on our website tomorrow.

Yesterday’s Talking Point: Should Londoners be forced to pay more to meet ULEZ standards?

Some of you agreed with the new ULEZ proposals. “FutureSoundOfLondon” said: “Drivers are the biggest contributors to congestion and pollution. If they don’t want to pay at least some of the costs towards mitigating the cost of their actions, they should stop driving.”

Others were less enthusiastic. “DGM” said: “The congestion and pollution are caused by construction/road works and narrowing the roads for bicycle lanes. A number of bicycle lanes are hardly use and create more traffic buildup thus creating more pollution. Waste of tax payers money to feed on the Mayors ego.”

“GreenerLondon22,” meanwhile, said: “Firstly, I did not vote for Khan for that I am doubtful as to his ecological credentials. Secondly, London does need a complete rethink of traffic and building in the face of climate change. London is unsustainable in its current form, least for its voracious and all-consuming overpopulation. So, whatever happens to the ‘ULEZ’, there is a long, very long, way to go before London even approaches any type of sustainability.”

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