Covid-19: Vaccines winning Delta variant battle
The i’s front splash leads with some positive news. The paper reports new figures showing only 2% of people admitted to hospital with the Delta variant in England were fully vaccinated. The rest were unvaccinated or had only one dose. The says it is the “clearest sign yet that the jabs are breaking the link between infections and serious disease”.
Headlines from the i
Over-25s can book Covid-19 vaccine in England tomorrow as jab roll-out extends to under-30s for first time
The i says the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in England has been extended to under-30s for the first time, with everyone aged 25 or older invited to book a jab from Tuesday.
School kids dedicate mural to Marcus Rashford as ‘thank you’ for free school meals campaign
The i says a mural of Marcus Rashford has been unveiled at an east London school – after pupils chose to dedicate an artwork to the footballer as a “thank you” for his campaign work on free school meals.
Bank of England opens up debate on ‘Britcoin’ digital pound with launch of discussion paper
The i says the Bank of England has called for views on new forms of digital money and their impact on the economy, as it explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of issuing its own digital currency.
Downing Street ‘in the dark’ about Boris Johnson’s private flat refurbishment costs
The i says even Downing Street appears to be in the dark about how much Boris Johnson paid contractors for his controversial refurbishment of his No 11 flat.
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