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U.K. Government Added Russias Largest Airlines to the Sanctions List

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U.K. Government Added Russias Largest Airlines to the Sanctions List JSC ROSSIYA AIRLINES Address: 18/4 Pilotov St., Saint Petersburg, Russia, 196210. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1445 (UK Statement of Reasons):JSC Rossiya Airlines is one of Russia’s largest airlines and part of Aeroflot Group. Company is obtaining a benefit from and supporting the Government…

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UK: Continued decrease in percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL —  The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to decrease in all UK countries in the week ending 7 May 2022. In England, an estimated 1,204,100 people tested positive for the virus, equating to 2.21% of the population or around 1 in 45 people. In Wales, an estimated 88,300…

Vulnerable Cambridgeshire boy left without education for 14 months

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The FINANCIAL — Cambridgeshire County Council has apologised to a family after it left their clinically vulnerable son without any education or support during the COVID-19 crisis. “We understand and accept the judgement, and our Chief Executive Stephen Moir has made a personal apology to the family. We know we could and should have done…

FILE PHOTO: People, some wearing protective face masks, walk over Westminster Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
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The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the UK economy

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022, has had a devastating humanitarian impact on Ukraine. The resultant sanctions on Russia will surely have a determinantal impact on the Russian economy – how much will depend on the fortitude of the sanctioning countries. The conflict will also affect the world economy, regardless…

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The relationship between Covid-19 infections and antibodies: What do the data show?

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Figures from the COVID-19 Infection Survey estimate that nearly 5 million people living in the UK were infected with Covid-19 in the last week of March 2022. Figures also show that 99% of the population are estimated to have antibodies to the virus. These will be from vaccination, a previous infection, or both. Antibodies provide…

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UK to ban exports of luxury goods to Russia alongside G7 allies

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The FINANCIAL — UK announces new economic sanctions against Russia. UK to deny Russia and Belarus access to Most Favoured Nation tariff for hundreds of their exports, depriving both nations key benefits of WTO membership. UK government publishes initial list of goods worth £900 million – including vodka – which will now face additional 35…

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Mandatory masking in schools reduced COVID-19 cases during Delta surge

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THE FINANCIAL — Schools with mandatory masking during the Delta surge had approximately 72% fewer cases of in-school transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when compared to schools with optional or partial masking policies, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study included more than 1.1 million students and over 157,000 staff attending…

Deaths involving COVID-19 continue to fall

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The FINANCIAL — The number of deaths in the UK involving coronavirus (COVID-19) fell to 878 in the week ending 25 February 2022. This was 92 fewer than the previous week, accounting for around 1 in every 14 deaths (6.9%). There were 12,648 total deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 25 February…

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Infections decrease in England and Wales

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The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) decreased in England and Wales in the week ending 12 February 2022. Trends were uncertain in Northern Ireland and Scotland in the most recent week. The estimated number of people living in private households (not in hospitals, care homes and/or other communal establishments) that had COVID-19…

Wembley care provider found at fault by Ombudsman refuses to apologise to family

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The FINANCIAL — A Wembley care provider has refused to apologise to a family for providing poor quality care because it was the late owner’s dying wish not to do so.…

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Measuring the changing prices and costs faced by households

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The recent rise in UK inflation has focused much attention on this important metric. But the headline inflation rate is, of course, only an average figure and doesn’t necessarily reflect the price changes experienced by different people. In this post Mike Hardie explains the challenges of measuring everyone’s cost of living – and how some…

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To say only 17,000 people have died from COVID-19 is highly misleading

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It’s being claimed that the true number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in England and Wales is ‘only’ around 17,000 people.  The claim is based on ONS data on the number of coronavirus deaths where no other health conditions were noted on the death certificate. However, as James Tucker explains, to suggest that figure represents…

FILE PHOTO: People, some wearing protective face masks, walk over Westminster Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
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NIH awards $170 million for precision nutrition study

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The FINANCIAL — The goal of the NIH Common Fund’s Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program (NHP), is to develop algorithms that predict individual responses to food and dietary patterns. The NPH program will build on recent advances in biomedical science including artificial intelligence (AI), microbiome research, as well…

More than 96% of the population have COVID-19 antibodies

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The FINANCIAL — In the week ending 6 January 2022, 9.81% of people in the North West tested positive for COVID-19 , whereas the lowest percentage of people testing positive was in the South West, with 4.18% of the population testing positive.…

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New estimates suggest ‘predator’ virus exploits many types of frailty and ill health

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The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have multiplied the risk of death by a similar amount for most adults in the UK regardless of their underlying health status, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.…

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