It comes as Moderna announced that its variant vaccine can create a strong antibody response to the BA.4 and the BA.5 variants.
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The earl is hosting DofE Gold Award holders next week – the first time the achievement has been formally recognised since the start of the pandemic.
They include mental health reform, clearing the backlog caused by the Covid pandemic, and giving a renewed focus to women’s health.
There is no evidence yet of a drop in deaths following the peak of the latest wave of infections.
The National Cyber Security Centre said an expansion of its defensive work found and removed more scams than ever last year.
Nicola Surgeon said there was a ‘massive operation underway’ to divert attention away from Boris Johnson’s ‘serial breaching’ of lockdown rules.
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab accused Sir Keir of ‘complete hypocrisy’ over the Durham beer-and-curry event being investigated by police.
Labour allies insisted Sir Keir Starmer would be cleared over the so-called ‘beergate’ row.
A legal expert said the event appeared justified under the UK Government guidelines in place at the time.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak previously apologised after being fined over a party held in June 2020 to mark the PM’s 56th birthday.
Durham Constabulary said the year-old allegations will be looked at again after previously saying no offence had been established.
Government attempts to ‘explain away evidence of disproportionality’ have persisted, according to a letter sent to chairwoman Baroness Hallett.
The data is based on research by the Office for National Statistics.
Around five million people will be eligible for the jab.
Experts are predicting further rates rises but warn it will be difficult for the Bank of England to control inflation without risking recession.