The Daily Telegraph – Scrap school Covid tests, says Oxford jab pioneer
Summary of Today's Paper
Scrap school Covid tests, says Oxford jab pioneer
The Daily Telegraph has spoken to the head of the Oxford vaccine group, Prof Sir Andrew Pollard, who has suggested suspending coronavirus testing in schools, saying it is very disruptive. The paper has analysed data and says that in secondary schools, one third of people whose lateral flow tests came back positive later tested negative when checked with the more reliable PCR tests. Prof Pollard suggested it might be worth vaccinating children.
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The Telegraph says a woman who shielded for nine months was killed on her first day out after being hit by a lorry while searching for a face mask in her handbag.
The Telegraph says the European Commission has rejected the UK Government’s call to renegotiate the Northern Ireland Protocol just hours after it was proposed.
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The Telegraph leads with the “pingdemic”, as the large number of workers being told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid app continues to affect businesses.