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Test and trace system will start on Thursday

A massive system to find people who come into close contact with those infected with coronavirus will start in England on Thursday, Boris Johnson has said.

The prime minister said it "will change people's lives".

The aim of the test and trace system is to move from lockdown for all towards more targeted measures.

However, scientists have warned it is not a "magic bullet" and may prevent between 5% and 15% of infections.

Northern Ireland has its own version up and running, Scotland has announced its own system will start on Thursday and Wales' system is due to start in early June.

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கோரோனோவிற்கு வீட்டு சுத்திகரிப்பு இரசாயணம், முகமூடி, எட்ட நிற்பது என்று எல்லா குரங்கு சேட்டையும் செய்தாச்சு!

பத்து நாளா பிபிசி முதல் செய்தியில் கோவிட் இல்லை!  பீதி கிளப்பி முடிஞ்சாச்சு!

இப்ப இனவெறி பிரச்சினைக்கு முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் என்றால் என்ன என்று தெரியாத சிறி லிங்கன் போஸர் கூட்டம் இருட்டடிப்பு செய்யினமாம்!

இப்படி தெரிஞ்சிருந்தால் புலி எல்லாருக்கும் கைபேசி வாங்கி கொடுத்து சமூக வலையில் இருட்டடி, கரந்தடி போராட்ட்ங்கள் செய்திருக்கலாம்.

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Russia plans mass vaccination for October

A scientist prepares samples during development of a vaccine against the coronavirus at a laboratory of Biocad in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 11, 2020Reuters More than 100 possible coronavirus vaccines are being developed around the world

Russian health authorities are preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in October, the health minister has said.

Russian media quoted Mikhail Murashko as saying that doctors and teachers would be the first to receive the vaccine.

Reuters, citing anonymous sources, said Russia's first potential vaccine would be approved by regulators this month.

However, some experts are concerned at Russia's fast-track approach.

On Friday, the leading infectious disease expert in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci, said he hoped that Russia - and China - were "actually testing the vaccine" before administering them to anyone.

Dr Fauci has said that the US should have a "safe and effective" vaccine by the end of this year. 

"I do not believe that there will be vaccines so far ahead of us that we will have to depend on other countries to get us vaccines," he told US lawmakers.

Scores of possible coronavirus vaccines are being developed around the world and more than 20 are currently in clinical trials.

Mr Murashko, quoted by Interfax news agency, said that the Gamaleya Institute, a research facility in Moscow, had finished clinical trials of a vaccine and that paperwork was being prepared to register it.

"We plan wider vaccinations for October," he said, adding that teachers and doctors would be the first to receive it.

Last month, Russian scientists said that early-stage trials of an adenovirus-based vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute had been completed and that the results were a success.

A news conference at the Science and Practice Center for Interventional Cardioangiology in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2020EPA On 15 July Russian scientists announced that early-stage trials of a vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute had been completed

Last month the UK, US and Canada security services said a Russian hacking group had targeted various organisations involved in Covid-19 vaccine development, with the likely intention of stealing information.

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was more than 95% certain that the group called APT29 - also known as The Dukes or Cozy Bear - was part of Russian intelligence services.

Russia's ambassador to the UK, Andrei Kelin, rejected the accusation, telling the BBC that there was "no sense in it".

In the UK, trials of a vaccine developed by Oxford University have shown that it can trigger an immune response and a deal has been signed with AstraZeneca to supply 100 million doses in Britain alone.

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Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first? A debate is underway | CP24.com

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it's a vexing decision.

“Not everybody's going to like the answer,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told one of the advisory groups the government asked to help decide. “There will be many people who feel that they should have been at the top of the list.”

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Traditionally, first in line for a scarce vaccine are health workers and the people most vulnerable to the targeted infection.

But Collins tossed new ideas into the mix: Consider geography and give priority to people where an outbreak is hitting hardest.

And don't forget volunteers in the final stage of vaccine testing who get dummy shots, the comparison group needed to tell if the real shots truly work.

“We owe them ... some special priority,” Collins said.

Huge studies this summer aim to prove which of several experimental COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. began tests last week that eventually will include 30,000 volunteers each; in the next few months, equally large calls for volunteers will go out to test shots made by AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. And some vaccines made in China are in smaller late-stage studies in other countries.

For all the promises of the U.S. stockpiling millions of doses, the hard truth: Even if a vaccine is declared safe and effective by year's end, there won't be enough for everyone who wants it right away -- especially as most potential vaccines require two doses.

It's a global dilemma. The World Health Organization is grappling with the same who-goes-first question as it tries to ensure vaccines are fairly distributed to poor countries -- decisions made even harder as wealthy nations corner the market for the first doses.

In the U.S., the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a group established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is supposed to recommend who to vaccinate and when -- advice that the government almost always follows.

But a COVID-19 vaccine decision is so tricky that this time around, ethicists and vaccine experts from the National Academy of Medicine, chartered by Congress to advise the government, are being asked to weigh in, too.

Setting priorities will require “creative, moral common sense,” said Bill Foege, who devised the vaccination strategy that led to global eradication of smallpox. Foege is co-leading the academy's deliberations, calling it “both this opportunity and this burden.”

With vaccine misinformation abounding and fears that politics might intrude, CDC Director Robert Redfield said the public must see vaccine allocation as “equitable, fair and transparent.”

How to decide? The CDC's opening suggestion: First vaccinate 12 million of the most critical health, national security and other essential workers. Next would be 110 million people at high risk from the coronavirus -- those over 65 who live in long-term care facilities, or those of any age who are in poor health -- or who also are deemed essential workers. The general population would come later.

CDC's vaccine advisers wanted to know who's really essential. “I wouldn't consider myself a critical health care worker,” admitted Dr. Peter Szilagyi, a pediatrician at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Indeed, the risks for health workers today are far different than in the pandemic's early days. Now, health workers in COVID-19 treatment units often are the best protected; others may be more at risk, committee members noted.

Beyond the health and security fields, does “essential” mean poultry plant workers or schoolteachers? And what if the vaccine doesn't work as well among vulnerable populations as among younger, healthier people? It's a real worry, given that older people's immune systems don't rev up as well to flu vaccine.

With Black, Latino and Native American populations disproportionately hit by the coronavirus, failing to address that diversity means “whatever comes out of our group will be looked at very suspiciously,” said ACIP chairman Dr. Jose Romero, Arkansas' interim health secretary.

Consider the urban poor who live in crowded conditions, have less access to health care and can't work from home like more privileged Americans, added Dr. Sharon Frey of St. Louis University.

And it may be worth vaccinating entire families rather than trying to single out just one high-risk person in a household, said Dr. Henry Bernstein of Northwell Health.

Whoever gets to go first, a mass vaccination campaign while people are supposed to be keeping their distance is a tall order. During the 2009 swine flu pandemic, families waited in long lines in parking lots and at health departments when their turn came up, crowding that authorities know they must avoid this time around.

Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration's effort to speed vaccine manufacturing and distribution, is working out how to rapidly transport the right number of doses to wherever vaccinations are set to occur.

Drive-through vaccinations, pop-up clinics and other innovative ideas are all on the table, said CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier.

As soon as a vaccine is declared effective, “we want to be able the next day, frankly, to start these programs,” Messonnier said. “It's a long road.”

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Russia Approves Covid-19 vaccine – Putin’s daughter vaccinates 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that his country’s health ministry has approved the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, adding that his daughter has already received the shot.
 
The vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, received the green light from the Russian Health Ministry on Tuesday, Putin revealed. He said that he hoped that Russia would soon start mass production of the Covid-19 vaccine.
 
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He disclosed that his own daughter has already been inoculated against the virus. The Russian president said that his daughter had a slight temperature after being given the vaccine, but that it quickly went away.
 
"One of my daughters got the vaccine. In this sense, she took part in the experiment. After the first vaccination, she had a temperature of 38, the next day - 37 and that was all."
 
Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that the vaccine would be administered to healthcare workers beginning in September. It will be available to the general public on a voluntary basis starting in January.
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Covid: Three-tier lockdown system to be unveiled in England

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New local lockdown rules for England are due to be announced later.

The Liverpool City Region is expected to face the tightest restrictions under a new "three-tier" system, which will classify regions as being on "medium", "high" or "very high" alert. 

Steve Rotheram, the city region's mayor, says negotiations have taken place through the night but "no deal" has been agreed yet.

Talks between local leaders in England and Westminster continue.

Liverpool recorded 600 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending 6 October. The average for England was 74.

The Liverpool City Region includes the local authority districts of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral, as well as Liverpool.

Gyms, casinos and pubs are among the businesses expected to be impacted by the top-level restrictions, with new curbs to be reviewed after a month.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is chairing a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee "to determine the final interventions". 

He will then announce changes in the Commons, before speaking at a Downing Street press conference later.

The prime minister is expected to be joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak and England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty. 

Videos on social media showed Saturday night street scenes in some cities, including an impromptu game of cricket

During a data briefing NHS England medical director Stephen Powis said more people were now in hospital with Covid than before restrictions were introduced in March and said Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, Sunderland and Harrogate had been asked to prepare to take patients.

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, said infection rates had never dropped as low in the North of England as in the South but warned "things are heating up" across the country.

Tougher measures were introduced in Scotland on Friday, including the closure of pubs and restaurants across the central belt, while the Welsh government has said the next few days could determine if "national measures" are implemented.

Under the new system for England, tier three is expected to involve the tightest restrictions.

We know the broad outline of what the government is going to announce today.

Ministers have been working on a tier system for local restrictions in England for weeks - and today they'll confirm how it will work and the basic principles.

The Liverpool region is set to be the first put into the "very high" top tier - which will mean significant restrictions on hospitality within days.

But there are still details of a support package being worked out.

The metro mayor in Liverpool Steve Rotheram is adamant there needs to be more support for workers and businesses that will be told to close.

He doesn't think the chancellor's current plans go far enough - and I'm told conversations on economic support are likely to continue into this afternoon.

There have been questions about definitions - when is a pub a pub, which could be told to close, rather than restaurant which might not?

It's worth highlighting that if other areas are added to the highest tier in the next few weeks, restrictions may look different.

Sources say there is room for flexibility based on local factors.

Mr Rotheram told BBC Breakfast he wanted "some surety from national government that if we hit some milestones we can come out of tier three very quickly".

He said the government had been clear the Liverpool City Region would be placed in the highest category, with "no ifs, no buts".

He said it had already been agreed that there would be more local control over track and trace and enforcement measures but there was still some reassurance needed on wider financial support for businesses that would be severely impacted by going into tier three.

Mr Rotheram has previously warned the government "can't do lockdown on the cheap" and called for support for the city region and businesses forced to close by any measures.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told Today the government was "not panicking" but taking "reasonable and proportionate measures", adding that "we know there are challenges around hospitality".

Calum Semple, professor of outbreak medicine at the University of Liverpool and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told BBC Breakfast: "Most of the outbreaks are happening within and between households and then after that, it's in the retail and hospitality sector.

"So, the major issue here is to focus on the cities and areas with the largest outbreaks and sadly my home city of Liverpool is being hammered at the moment. These restrictions are necessary."

The problem with introducing the sort of restrictions that are being suggested to control the spread of the virus is that no-one is really sure whether they will really work.

Firstly, while the government's advisers can track patterns in where infected individuals have been prior to being diagnosed, they cannot prove that they were actually infected in those places.

Secondly, there will be unintended consequences. 

Close pubs and you may make the situation worse by driving people to mix more in private homes which are less "Covid-secure".

It is point that has been made in recent days by Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese as well as others as ministers weigh up their options.

Then there is the economic, social and emotional toll of closing down parts of a community. 

These are decisions that will divide opinion and, what is more, it will be nigh on impossible to judge exactly what impact they will have had on the virus. 

Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said the region was waiting to find out if they would be able to stay in tier two, and is arguing that the government has not presented any evidence that hospitality is responsible for spreading Covid-19 in the area.

He told the Today programme the region had put forward a proposal to keep them in tier two that would involve more local track and trace measures and powers to close premises which do not comply with the rules. "We will see if we get approval for that plan," he added.

Sacha Lord, Greater Manchester's night-time economy adviser, has started legal proceedings to challenge any restrictions on hospitality and entertainment venues in the North of England.

He said there was "currently no tangible scientific evidence to merit a full closure" of the sectors and that local leaders' requests for evidence had been "ignored".

Greater Manchester Police handed out more than 70 fines over the weekend for breaches of coronavirus laws.

On Saturday, officers broke up a party of as many as 100 students at a property in south Manchester, issuing seven fines and a noise abatement order.

Jim McMahon MP, shadow transport secretary, told the Today programme the government had been "aloof" in dealing with council leaders and mayors. This "snowballs into growing distrust", he said but this week was an opportunity to "reset".

Pubs and restaurants across the central belt of Scotland closed for at least two weeks on Friday, but the hospitality minister said there was "no guarantee" they would be able to reopen after 25 October.

People in 17 parts of Wales now face local lockdown rules - and cannot leave these areas without a good reason, such as going to work.

And ministers and health officials in Northern Ireland spent Sunday discussing what to do about the rapidly increasing rates of the virus. One MP said he believed lockdowns would be examined by the Northern Ireland Executive on Monday.

On Sunday, 12,872 people in the UK were reported to have tested positive for coronavirus - some 2,294 fewer than on Saturday.

There were a further 65 deaths - down from 81 on Saturday.

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