What the papers say – September 15

Potential pandemic restrictions dominate the national papers, though there is still space for medical reaction to a star’s controversial take on Covid vaccines.

The Daily Express calls Boris Johnson “Mr Sensible” in its headline, with the paper saying the Prime Minister has flagged increasing measures to halt a coronavirus resurgence in England this winter.

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The PM is considering the threat of mandatory facemasks in public and vaccine passports as a last resort, Metro and the Daily Mirror report.

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That story is also covered by the Daily Mail, the i and The Daily Telegraph, with those papers saying Mr Johnson will take whatever action is necessary including bringing in a fourth lockdown.

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Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has warned the PM to “go hard and go early” with pandemic restrictions this winter if cases begin to surge, according to The Times.

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The Guardian reports Sage experts have said failing to implement a “basket of measures” could lead to between 2,000 and 7,000 hospital admissions with Covid each day in England next month, in a story also covered by The Independent.

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And “NHS heroes” of the pandemic have been praised by the Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham at The Sun‘s Who Cares Wins awards, the paper says.

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Meanwhile, the Financial Times reports the Government has been “forced to delay” imposing checks on EU goods entering the UK until mid-2022 as it tries to stop Brexit from “exacerbating supply chain problems”.

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And “Nicki’s talking a load of knackers”, according to the headline in the Daily Star, which says chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has criticised US singer Nicki Minaj for sharing a story about a man who allegedly became impotent after receiving a Covid vaccine.

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