Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Many of Friday’s front pages had to be hastily re-printed late last night, as details of the Queen’s overnight stay in hospital emerged. Whilst several papers report that ministers and scientific advisers are discussing plans to shorten the time period between a second and third Covid jab to five months, rather than six. Another lead story from Friday’s papers reports on government moves to stop schools teaching “white privilege” as fact.
The Daily Mirror focuses on the Queen’s night in hospital.
New research suggesting a third dose of the Pfizer jab gives excellent immunity makes the front of the Daily Express.
The Daily Mail leads with the prime minister’s push to cut waiting times for COVID booster jabs from six months to five, which would make another nine million people eligible to receive them.
The Guardian splashes on GPs threatening industrial action over the government’s attempt to force them to see any patient who wants a face-to-face appointment.
The i says the new vaccines minister, Maggie Throup, has made no national media appearances in six weeks since getting the job and faces accusations of “going missing”.
The Sun reports that the Queen’s medical team decided she should be admitted on Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution” and that she spent the night because it was getting too late for her to make the 26-mile journey home.
Metro reports on Ali Harbi Ali’s alleged two-year plot to kill an MP, which was described to a court after he was charged with the murder of Sir David Amess.