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Covid in the UK
  • Commuters, some wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, walk out of a Transport for London (TfL) underground train in London on October 20, 2021. - Healthcare leaders urged the British government to reinstate some coronavirus restrictions to ease pressures on hospitals because of spiralling case numbers. But ministers remain opposed to reintroducing any curbs, arguing the situation is still far better than earlier this year and the country is learning to "live with the virus". (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

  • Commuters, some wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, walk through Waterloo train station in central London on October 19, 2021. - People in the United Kingdom were on Monday warned that the coming months will be "challenging" as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Data up to Sunday showed more than 300,000 confirmed cases reported over the last seven days, a 15 percent increase in cases on the previous week. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Protesters carry cardboard coffins along Whitehall during a protest against Covid-19 vaccine patents on October 12, 2021 in London, England. The protest, organised by Global Justice Now, called for an end to the UK's opposition to the suggestion that the World Trade Organization should suspend the enforcement of patents for the coronavirus vaccines to enable poorer countries to inoculate their populations. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images)

  • A bouquet of flowers is pictured in front of the National Covid Memorial Wall on the South Bank of the River Thames on 15th October 2021 in London, United Kingdom. The National Covid Memorial Wall is a public mural comprising thousands of red and pink hearts painted by volunteers in order to commemorate the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. (photo by Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images)

  • CWMBRAN, WALES - OCTOBER 05: Patients sit in front of a portrait of Aneurin Bevan the architect of the NHS after receiving their boost vaccines on October 05, 2021 in Cwmbran, Wales. The Portrait is made up of used syringe packages by Welsh Artist Nathan Wyburn Patients who attend the vaccine centre are also being offered the option of a flu vaccine. The Welsh Government has also announced that all 12 to 15-year-olds will be invited by letter to have the vaccine and the majority being administered at mass vaccination centres. In some areas, vaccination will be carried out at schools. (Photo by Huw Fairclough/Getty Images)

  • CWMBRAN, WALES - OCTOBER 05: A general view of the vaccine centre delivering Booster Vaccines on October 05, 2021 in Cwmbran, Wales. Patients who attend the vaccine centre are also being offered the option of a flu vaccine. The Welsh Government has also announced that all 12 to 15-year-olds will be invited by letter to have the vaccine and the majority being administered at mass vaccination centres. In some areas, vaccination will be carried out at schools. (Photo by Huw Fairclough/Getty Images)

  • Artist Luke Jerram poses for a photograph in front of his piece In Memoriam, a powerful and significant art installation, created in memorial to the losses experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, after it was installed in Bristol's College Green. The installation, which will be open to the public from 1st-17th October, is made up of over 100 flags made from NHS hospital bed sheets. Picture date: Friday October 1, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Fans have COVID-19 passes checked by stewards prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

  • A member of staff prepares a Covid-19 Pfizer jab at a pop-up vaccination centre at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in east London, where TikTok are encouraging young Londoners to get jabbed. Picture date: Saturday October 2, 2021. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • SUMMERCOURT, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: A member of the public eats candy floss from the nearby fairground while he receives a Pfizer Covid vaccination at an NHS walk-up vaccination unit outside the village hall on September 25, 2021 in the village of Summercourt, near Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Additional Covid-19 support measures introduced with government backing to tackle the rising infection during the summer are expected to end for Cornwall on October 1st. Support has included leaflet drops, extra vaccine clinics and engaging with young people. (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2021/09/25: A protester marching with a No Vaccine Passports placard, during the demonstration. Anti-Vaccine and anti-covid 19 passports protesters gathered in Hyde Park and marched through central London. (Photo by Thomas Krych/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • Members of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group, from left, Deborah Doyle, Lobby Akinnola, Hannah Brady, Fran Hall, Jo Goodman and Charlie Williams, hold photos of those who lost their lives to coronavirus, as they pose for a photograph in front of the National Covid Memorial Wall, at the embankment on the south side of the River Thames in London on September 28, 2021. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

  • NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Lauren McLean, 15 from Newcastle receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Excelsior Academy on September 22, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The Excelsior Academy on Denton Road in Newcastle is the first school in the North East and North Cumbria to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination to healthy 12-15-year-olds where parents have provided consent. This week the NHS and local School Age Vaccination Services begin immunising children aged 12 to 15 on advice from the UK's four Chief Medical Officers, in a move to reduce the disruption to education caused by COVID-19. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) confirmed that the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for 12 to 17-year-olds. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2021/09/18: A protester holds a placard as protesters march from Regent's Park to Downing Street at the World Wide Rally for Freedom. They march for their children and against child vaccination, Vaccine passports and future lockdowns. (Photo by Martin Pope/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 20: A child wearing a face mask poses for a photograph at Llanishen High School on September 20, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. All children aged 12 to 15 across the UK will be offered a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Parental consent will be sought for the schools-based vaccination programme. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

  • GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Brian Hartley and Dylan Lombard (R) pose beside their photographic exhibition in a tenement garden on September 17, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. “Stills of a Lockdown City” features images taken during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown by Glasgow-based artist Brian Hartley and 18-year-old Dylan Lombard, and aims to offer “a perspective that allows us to make more sense of the world”. It will take place on September 18 and 19, 2021. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Members of the County Grand Orange Lodge take part in the annual Orange walk parade through the city centre of Glasgow. Over 5,000 members are expected to take part in over 30 marches across the city, last years marches were unable to take place due to coronavirus restrictions relating to the size of outdoor gatherings. Picture date: Saturday September 18, 2021. (Photo by Robert Perry/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • Nurse Marvis Birungi prepares to give a vaccine injection in a pop-up Vaccination clinic at the Oxford Brookes University's Headington Campus in Oxford. Unvaccinated university students have been urged to get a Covid jab in freshers' week to protect themselves and their peers against the virus. Picture date: Friday September 17, 2021. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • A model is prepared backstage ahead of the catwalk show from British designer Mark Fast during a catwalk show for the Spring/Summer 2022 collection on the first day of London Fashion Week in London on September 17, 2021. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

  • (left to right) Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of a COVID-19 media briefing in the Downing Street Briefing Room. Picture date: Tuesday September 14, 2021. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • Chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Professor Wei Shen Lim attends a media briefing on the latest Covid-19 update, at Downing Street, central London on September 14, 2021. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / various sources / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

  • MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A member of the public wears a pandemic face mask as he walks past a mural of Captain Tom Moore, ahead of the prime minister announcing the government's Covid-19 winter strategy on September 13, 2021 in Manchester, England. Tomorrow, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plan to manage Covid-19 through the winter, including what actions would need to be taken if the NHS hospital system were at risk of being overwhelmed. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Two runners in fancy dress support other runners as they run during the 40th Great North Run on September 12, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Approximately 57,000 runners are expected to take part in the marathon to raise money for a variety of different charities. The event, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is being held with several coronavirus safety measure in place, including route changes, staggered start times and hand sanitiser stations. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

  • NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Runners cross the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle during the 40th Great North Run on September 12, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Approximately 57,000 runners are expected to take part in the marathon to raise money for a variety of different charities. The event, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is being held with several coronavirus safety measure in place, including route changes, staggered start times and hand sanitiser stations. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

  • STALYBRIDGE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Pupils walk between classrooms as they return to school at Copley Academy on September 09, 2021 in Stalybridge, England. Senior school pupils, returning to school across the UK during the second year of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, are taking part in a mass program of lateral flow tests designed to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

  • STALYBRIDGE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Pupils take Covid-19 tests as they return to school at Copley Academy on September 09, 2021 in Stalybridge, England. Senior school pupils, returning to school across the UK during the second year of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, are taking part in a mass program of lateral flow tests designed to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2021/09/08: Piers Corbyn leads protesters as they deliver a document to the Department of Health and Social Care during the demonstration. Protesters deliver a document to the Department of Health and Social Care quoting immunization expert Christian Perronne who says the vaccinated should be quarantined this Winter as they are more at risk from Covid infection than the unvaccinated, as is starting to be seen in Israel. (Photo by Martin Pope/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: A woman carrying a baby argues with the police as she takes part in an anti-vaccination protest outside the Science museum on September 3, 2021 in London, England. The anti-vaccination protesters have gathered in London following the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s decision to approve the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use on children between the ages of 12 and 15. This afternoon it was announced that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will not recommend the mass vaccination of children in the UK. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

  • A mobile testing facility at Larne Leisure centre following the news that 400 pupils at the local high school missed classes because they had come into contact with someone with Covid-19. (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2021/09/05: A 'COVID-19 Temporary Restrictions' sign is seen outside busy restaurants and cafes in D'Arblay Street, as temporary al fresco, street seating continues in Soho. Several streets in Central London have been blocked for traffic at certain times of the day and at weekends to allow street seating at bars, cafes and restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)