How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers? DAVID MELLOR 

How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers clogging up the NHS, asks former health minister DAVID MELLOR
By David Mellor for Event
Published: 17:17 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:29 EDT, 23 October 2021

Sadly, the pernicious anti-vaxxer movement is helping sustain Covid-19. It’s filling up hospital beds as the latest month’s figures show that two-thirds of the under-50s admitted with the virus are unvaccinated.
The knock-on effect is that the NHS is constrained from treating others desperately ill with conditions such as cancer.

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How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers? DAVID MELLOR 

How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers clogging up the NHS, asks former health minister DAVID MELLOR
By David Mellor for Event
Published: 17:17 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:29 EDT, 23 October 2021

Sadly, the pernicious anti-vaxxer movement is helping sustain Covid-19. It’s filling up hospital beds as the latest month’s figures show that two-thirds of the under-50s admitted with the virus are unvaccinated.
The knock-on effect is that the NHS is constrained from treating others desperately ill with conditions such as cancer.

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FDA Authorizes Moderna and J&J Boosters, Backs ‘Mix-and-Match’

A woman receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine as a booster dose at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pa., August 14, 2021. (Hannah Beier/Reuters)
The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel will issue recommendations on Thursday regarding which groups should receive boosters and on what timeframe.

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DOMINIC LAWSON: The life of Sir David Amess is proof it’s wrong to link ‘Right wing’ with ‘uncaring’

DOMINIC LAWSON: The life of Sir David Amess is proof it’s wrong to link ‘Right wing’ with ‘uncaring’
By Dominic Lawson for the Daily Mail
Published: 19:05 EDT, 17 October 2021 | Updated: 19:05 EDT, 17 October 2021

According to conventional Left-wing opinion, the late Sir David Amess could not have been one of the good guys. He was a Conservative MP — and therefore one of the type the Labour Party deputy leader Angela Rayner recently described as ‘scum’.

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Why Brazil Beat the U.S. in COVID Vaccination

​​As the COVID-19 vaccine campaign gained steam in the United States last spring, I was locked down in my apartment in Rio de Janeiro, trying to avoid being infected with the virus. Brazil—then, as now, second only to the U.S. in coronavirus deaths—seemed to have the world’s slowest immunization program rollout. Brazilian cities had started vaccinating locals in January, but there just weren’t enough doses to go around.
As the pace of vaccinations in the U.S.

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U.S. to Reopen Land Borders Next Month to Vaccinated Travelers

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols along a new section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in El Paso, Texas, August 27, 2020. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuter)
The U.S. is set to reopen its land borders to nonessential travel in November, lifting a 19-month ban that was implemented at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.
The shift will allow fully-vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S.

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Dr. Marty Makary: The FDA needs new leadership

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COVID has given us a clear-eyed look at a broken Food and Drug Administration that’s mired in politics and red tape. 
Americans can now see why medical advances often move at turtle speed. We need fresh leadership at the FDA to change the culture at the agency and promote scientific advancement, not hinder it.
This starts at the top. Our public health leaders have become too be accepting of the bureaucratic processes that would outrage a fresh eye.

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Dr. Marty Makary: The FDA needs new leadership

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
COVID has given us a clear-eyed look at a broken Food and Drug Administration that’s mired in politics and red tape. 
Americans can now see why medical advances often move at turtle speed. We need fresh leadership at the FDA to change the culture at the agency and promote scientific advancement, not hinder it.
This starts at the top. Our public health leaders have become too be accepting of the bureaucratic processes that would outrage a fresh eye.

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There Might Finally Be a COVID Solution for Immunocompromised People Like Me

Read a partner piece in Slate about what life is like for immunocompromised people who haven’t gotten good immune responses from their vaccines.
Allen from Dallas hasn’t been able to see his grandchildren for 18 months. Stacy, a professor, worries that trips to the supermarket will become ever more dangerous for her now that mask mandates are loosening but the delta variant is still here. Karen doesn’t know whether she can still work as a basketball coach in a maskless high school.

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There Might Finally Be a COVID Solution for Immunocompromised People Like Me

Read a partner piece in Slate about what life is like for immunocompromised people who haven’t gotten good immune responses from their vaccines.
Allen from Dallas hasn’t been able to see his grandchildren for 18 months. Stacy, a professor, worries that trips to the supermarket will become ever more dangerous for her now that mask mandates are loosening but the delta variant is still here. Karen doesn’t know whether she can still work as a basketball coach in a maskless high school.

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