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Covid UK vaccine latest: Virus cases fall 30% in a week as Premier League stars REFUSE jab just days ahead of season

Covid UK vaccine latest: Virus cases fall 30% in a week as Premier League stars REFUSE jab just days ahead of season
NOT JABBY - How long to wait for a vaccine after getting Covid- What is the pingdemic?- How to find your vaccine passport on the NHS app- Vaccinated NHS staff can work even if 'pinged' 23:41, 1 Aug 2021Updated: 23:41, 1 Aug 2021COVID cases have fallen by 30 per cent in just one week, as…

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  • 23: 41, 1 Aug 2021
  • Updated: 23: 41, 1 Aug 2021

COVID cases have fallen by 30 per cent in just one week, as the vaccine roll out continues to push down England’s infection rates and deaths.

New figures released Sunday show there were 24,470 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, with 65 deaths.

Meanwhile, players in the Premier League and EFL are defiantly refusing to have Covid jabs — leading to divided dressing rooms just days before the new season.

And it is feared stars could end up missing the start of the new campaign, with the EFL kicking off on Friday night followed by the Premier League the following week.

Some players have chosen not to get a vaccine for personal reasons, while others have refused on the grounds of their faith. One Championship outfit has players and staff isolating after a member of the squad said no to the needle, then tested positive.

Read our coronavirus live blog for the very latest updates..

  • CORONAVIRUS IN NUMBERS: UK DAILY CASES RISE BY 24,470

    Coronavirus in numbers: UK daily cases rise by 24,470

  • PRESSURE TO RECALL MPS OVER VACCINE PASSPORTS GROWS AS TORIES THREATEN REVOLT

    Boris Johnson is facing a renewed backlash within his party over the “threat” of domestic vaccine passports, with demands for MPs to be recalled from their holidays to debate the proposal.

    Andrew Bridgen, one of 43 Conservative MPs to sign a declaration opposing vaccine passports, said Parliament should be recalled from its summer recess if ministers are “serious” about asking people to show proof of their vaccine status to gain entry to domestic venues and events.

    The call means cross-party backing is emerging for the Commons to return before September.

    Last week, the Liberal Democrats, said a change rolled out to the NHS app, allowing users to prove they had been double-jabbed to access domestic settings – as well as for international travel – warranted a recall.

    Conservative grandee Sir David Lidington, who was de facto deputy prime minister under Theresa May, added his voice to growing numbers in the Tory Party who are concerned about the prospect of vaccine passports, which are being used in some European countries, including Denmark and France.

  • HAMILTON OPENS UP ON SUFFERING LONG COVID AS HE FIGHTS TO WIN HUNGARY GRAND PRIX

    Hamilton, who contracted coronavirus in Dubai last December and was ruled out of the Sakhir Grand Prix, said: “I haven’t spoken to anyone particularly about it (long Covid), but I think it is lingering there.

    “I was having real dizziness and everything got a bit blurry on the podium. I have been fighting with staying healthy and what happened at the end of last year, but still it’s a battle.

    “I remember the effects of when I had Covid and training has been different ever since then. The level of fatigue that you get is different and it’s a real challenge.

    “I’m trying to keep training and preparing as best I can. Who knows what it was today? Maybe it was hydration. I don’t know but it was definitely different.

    “I had something similar earlier this month at Silverstone but this was way worse.”

  • BRITAIN TO OFFER VACCINE BOOSTER SHOTS FOR 32 MILLION NEXT MONTH – REPORT

    Britain will offer Covid-19 booster vaccines to 32 million Britons starting early next month with up to 2,000 pharmacies set to deliver the programme, The Telegraph reported on Sunday.

    The campaign could start as soon as Sept. 6, which would see the rollout completed by early December if it goes to plan, the report added.

  • GRAPH: COVID-19 RATES ACROSS EUROPE

  • RISHI SUNAK TELLS BORIS TO EASE TRAVEL RULES

    Rishi Sunak has told Boris Johnson to ease the UK’s draconian travel rules to save summer holidays for millions of Brits, according to reports.

    The chancellor has warned the Prime Minister that the coronavirus rules are damaging the economy and tourism.

    He wrote that Britain’s “draconian” measures are “out of step with our international competitors”, reports The Times.

    A source told the paper: “Rishi has called time on the travel restrictions.”

  • UK HAS ADMINISTERED 85 MILLION COVID JABS TO DATE

    Government data up to July 31 shows that of the 85,196,986 Covid jabs given in the UK, 46,851,145 were first doses, a rise of 38,858 on the previous day.

    Some 38,345,841 were second doses, an increase of 212,159.

  • IRELAND: 10,000 JABBED IN A DAY AS WALK-IN VACCINE CENTRES PROVE POPULAR

    More than 10,000 people got vaccinated at temporary walk-in centres across Ireland on Saturday.

    Dozens of centres have been operating across the country over the bank holiday weekend as the vaccination programme continues at a significant pace.

    Long queues have been observed at many across the weekend, with many young people among those waiting in line for a first jab.

    Two thirds of the 10,000 jabbed at the walk-in centres on Saturday were 19 or younger.

    Twenty of the centres will be open through Sunday and Monday.

  • COVID CASES FALL 30% IN A WEEK AS UK SEES 24,470 MORE DAILY INFECTIONS AND 65 VIRUS DEATHS IN LAST 24 HOURS

    COVID cases have fallen by 30 per cent in a week.

    There were 24,470 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, with 65 deaths.

    This time last week, there were 28,652 cases and 28 deaths.

    Today’s statistics mean there has been a 30 per cent drop in cases on average during the past seven days compared to the week before.

    Deaths, however, continue to rise, with a 17 per cent increase this week compared to the week before.

  • PRESSURE TO RECALL MPS OVER VACCINE PASSPORTS GROWS AS TORIES THREATEN REVOLT

    Boris Johnson is facing a renewed backlash within his party over the “threat” of domestic vaccine passports, with demands for MPs to be recalled from their holidays to debate the proposal.

    Andrew Bridgen, one of 43 Conservative MPs to sign a declaration opposing vaccine passports, said Parliament should be recalled from its summer recess if ministers are “serious” about asking people to show proof of their vaccine status to gain entry to domestic venues and events.

    The call means cross-party backing is emerging for the Commons to return before September.

    Last week, the Liberal Democrats, said a change rolled out to the NHS app, allowing users to prove they had been double-jabbed to access domestic settings – as well as for international travel – warranted a recall.

    Conservative grandee Sir David Lidington, who was de facto deputy prime minister under Theresa May, added his voice to growing numbers in the Tory Party who are concerned about the prospect of vaccine passports, which are being used in some European countries, including Denmark and France.

  • NURSE SAYS COVID PATIENTS DIE KNOWING JAB ‘COULD HAVE MADE DIFFERENCE’

    Nurse says Covid patients die knowing jab ‘could have made difference’

  • ITALY REPORTS FIVE CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ON SUNDAY AND 5,321 NEW CASES

    Italy reported five coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, down from 16 the day before, the health ministry said, and the daily tally of new infections fell to 5,321 from 6,513.

    Italy has registered 128,068 deaths linked to Covid-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the eighth-highest in the world.

    ]The country has reported 4.355 million cases to date.

  • CONCERNS OVER THE BETA VARIANT

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted yesterday that the concerns over the Beta variant were based on cases in mainland France, not the tiny department of Reunion island in the Indian Ocean.

    He said it was right to continue with a “cautious” approach.

    Mr Shapps added: “The Beta variant, it’s not just — as has been reported — on an island thousands of miles away.

    “It was also an issue in particular in northern France, so it has been an overall concern.

    “And, look, the big concern is that we don’t allow a variant in which somehow is able to escape the vaccine programme that we have got.”

  • LEWIS HAMILTON REVEALS LONG COVID ‘LINGERING’ AFTER PODIUM FINISH IN HUNGARY

    Lewis Hamilton revealed he is suffering with symptoms of long Covid after he required medical attention following Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

    The seven-time world champion, 36, drove superbly to race from last to third and take the lead of the Formula One world championship following a frenetic race at the Hungaroring.

    But Hamilton could be seen to be struggling physically after the 70-lap race. He was assisted on to the podium, and then appeared unable to summon the strength to hold his champagne bottle.

    Hamilton, who contracted coronavirus in Dubai last December and was ruled out of the Sakhir Grand Prix, was taken to see the Mercedes team doctor.

    A Mercedes spokesperson said Hamilton was suffering with dizziness and fatigue.

  • CHANGES AT FURLOUGH SCHEME

    Furlough is changing again as the Covid wage support scheme continues winding down.

    From August 1 the government will cover less of your furlough pay and your employer will fund more.

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as it’s officially called, will end completely in September.

    Employers have started shouldering more of the financial burden of furlough, and the government less.

  • RISHI SUNAK TELLS BORIS TO EASE TRAVEL RULES

    Rishi Sunak has told Boris Johnson to ease the UK’s draconian travel rules to save summer holidays for millions of Brits, according to reports.

    The chancellor has warned the Prime Minister that the coronavirus rules are damaging the economy and tourism.

    He wrote that Britain’s “draconian” measures are “out of step with our international competitors”, reports The Times.

    A source told the paper: “Rishi has called time on the travel restrictions.”

  • AIRLINES URGE SHAPPS TO ACT

    Major airlines have written to Mr Shapps and told him time is running out to save the critical summer holiday season — and their industry.

    BA, EasyJet, Virgin Atlantic, Tui, Jet2, Ryanair and Loganair told him much of Europe, America, the Caribbean and other major markets must be put on the green list.

    They wrote: “We cannot afford to stand still over this vital summer period and urge you to act.”

    The letter adds “no evidence” has been produced that the current regime is necessary for fully vaccinated travellers from green list countries.

  • CHARTED: COVID-19 RATES ACROSS EUROPE

  • COVID CASES FALL 30% IN A WEEK AS UK SEES 24,470 MORE DAILY INFECTIONS AND 65 VIRUS DEATHS IN LAST 24 HOURS

    COVID cases have fallen by 30 per cent in a week.

    There were 24,470 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, with 65 deaths.

    This time last week, there were 28,652 cases and 28 deaths.

    Today’s statistics mean there has been a 30 per cent drop in cases on average during the past seven days compared to the week before.

    Deaths, however, continue to rise, with a 17 per cent increase this week compared to the week before.

  • PREMIER LEAGUE AND EFL STARS REFUSE TO GET JABBED

    Players are defiantly refusing to have Covid jabs — leading to divided dressing rooms just days before the new season.

    And it is feared stars could end up missing the start of the new campaign, with the EFL kicking off on Friday night followed by the Premier League the following week.

    Some players have chosen not to get a vaccine for personal reasons, while others have refused on the grounds of their faith.

    One Championship outfit has players and staff isolating after a member of the squad said no to the needle, then tested positive.

  • CONTINUED

    Piers Corbyn is said to appear delighted with the money but claimed he couldn’t be influenced – he then sets out his terms of agreement saying “As long as I can accept it with no insistence on any policy changes or anything that I’m doing”.

    Manners then agrees they would not ask for policy changes but says “if there is anything that can be done to focus a bit on Pfizer and Moderna – that would be a useful thing”.

    Corbyn then begins writing benefits for the AstraZeneca vaccine and agrees with the request for the vaccine to be ignored in his future anti-vaccine speeches.

    To avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest Piers tells the YouTubers that if asked where the money has come from, he’d say it came from “a businessman that runs restaurants” rather than from AZ.

    Corbyn then claims that a focus on Pfizer and Moderna “would happen anyway without any interference”.

  • JAB PRANK

    In the video, the pranksters showed Corbyn the £10,000 cash and then used sleight of hand to replace the real cash with Monopoly money before he appears to accept the envelope and agrees to focus on Pfizer and Moderna instead of the AZ jab.

    In the video – which has gone viral online – Pieters can be seen purchasing shares worth £100 in AstraZeneca to ensure he could legally pose as a stakeholder in the company.

    They then got in touch with Piers Corbyn via email proposing a donation to his campaign ‘Stop New Normal’ in which he agreed to meet up.

    Pieters and Manners arrange the meeting in Sloane Square and set up a restaurant with hidden cameras.

    The meeting begins with Pieters telling Corbyn his father owns a very successful restaurant chain in South Africa and implies the family has a number of other businesses and investments.

  • Anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn tricked into ‘accepting’ £10k in exchange for an end to criticising AstraZeneca vaccines

  • PIERS MORGAN PRAISES PRANKSTERS WHO TRICKED PIERS CORBYN

    Piers Morgan has applauded pranksters who tricked anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn into taking £10,000 in exchange for an end to criticising AstraZeneca vaccines in his speeches.

    The prank shared online shows YouTubers Josh Pieters and Archie Manners pose as stakeholders in AstraZeneca who are concerned about the negative of Corbyn’s anti-vaccine speeches.

    The comedy duo filmed the encounter in Central London which saw them trying to convince the former Labour leader’s brother to take £10,000 to stop criticising the Covid vaccine.

    Morgan shared the video online, tweeting: “Brilliant work, chaps.”

  • ECONOMY BOOST

    Last night there was a glimmer of hope that France could be released from the amber-plus list — meaning fully vaccinated Brits could return without the need to quarantine.

    Talks have been held at the highest levels about removing Middle East destinations from the red list.

    One Cabinet source said: “Apart from giving UK citizens more freedom to travel, it would give a big boost to the economy to have visitors spending their money here.”

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