UK economy still below pre-pandemic size, underscoring challenge for Truss

UK economy grows 0.2% in Q2, vs previous estimate of -0.1% Output still below pre-pandemic peak, according to new estimates UK’s big current account gap comes in narrower than forecast LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s economy remained below its pre-pandemic peak, according to data published on Friday that left the country further adrift of … Read more

‘Not just another wave’: Australia’s Covid hospitalizations reach record levels in several states | Coronavirus

Hospitals across the country are “bursting at the seams” as the number of people being admitted with Covid-19 reaches record levels in several states. Western Australia recorded its highest number of Covid hospitalizations to date on Thursday, with Queensland also expected to surpass its January peak in coming days. Meanwhile, hospitalizations in Tasmania and ACT … Read more

Tuchel says Chelsea may refuse to sign unvaccinated stars after Kante and Loftus-Cheek missed US tour due to Covid rules

THOMAS TUCHEL admits he may have to reconsider signing unvaccinated stars for Chelsea in the future. Blues midfielders N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been unable to travel to the USA for the two-week pre-season tour due to their Covid-19 vaccination status. 2 Kante missed 16 games last season due to a combination of injury … Read more

One coronavirus infection wards off another — but only if it’s a similar variant

A masked pedestrian in Australia, where people have been warned that they are at risk of catching SARS-CoV-2 again four weeks after a first coronavirus infection.Credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Natural immunity induced by infection with SARS-CoV-2 provides a strong shield against reinfection by a pre-Omicron variant for 16 months or longer, according to a study1. … Read more

NHS must ‘redouble’ efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities as cases rise, MPs warn | Politics News

The NHS must “redouble” its efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities as coronavirus cases continue to rise, MPs warn. The Public Accounts Committee urged the health service not to take its “eye off the ball,” as a report found nearly three million people in England are still unvaccinated. It comes the number of people testing positive … Read more