Daily Archives: 27/04/2020
Governments should not issue so-called “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” as a way of easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
It said there was “no evidence” that people who had developed antibodies after recovering from the virus were protected against a second infection.
Such a move could actually increase virus transmission, it warned. Click here to read more.
Ministers were warned last year the UK must have a robust plan to deal with a pandemic virus and its potentially catastrophic social and economic consequences in a confidential Cabinet Office briefing leaked to the Guardian.
The detailed document warned that even a mild pandemic could cost tens of thousands of lives, and set out the must-have “capability requirements” to mitigate the risks to the country, as well as the potential damage of not doing so. Click here to read more.
Even before Covid-19, London had the highest poverty rates in the UK according to figures released today in London’s Poverty Profile (LPP).