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1. Children will only get Covid vaccines if vulnerable
Britain has opted against mass Covid vaccinations for all children and teenagers, with ministers instead preparing to offer jabs to vulnerable 12 to 15-year-olds and those about to turn 18, The Telegraph can disclose.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is believed to have advised ministers against the rollout of vaccines to all children until further evidence on the risks is available. Read the full story.
2. PM may face self-isolation after Sajid Javid tests positive for Covid
The Prime Minister, Chancellor and several senior civil servants may be forced to go into self-isolation after Sajid Javid tested positive for Covid.
The Health Secretary received a positive result from a lateral flow test that he took after feeling “a bit groggy” on Friday night. He is now self-isolating at home with his family after receiving a positive result from the more accurate PCR test on Saturday. Read the full story.
3. Revealed: Independent Sage is run by Left-wing group including anti-Brexit activists
An “independent” group of scientists that regularly criticises the Government for not introducing tougher Covid-19 restrictions is being run by a body which boasted last week that it is “good at creating havoc” and was founded by an activist journalist accused of peddling conspiracy theories about Brexit, The Telegraph can disclose.
The Citizens, founded by Carole Cadwalladr, describes itself as “founders and producers” of Independent Sage, a committee of academics that claims to “provide independent scientific advice”. Read the full story.
4. Sadiq Khan plots London housebuilding frenzy to rescue the Tube
Sadiq Khan is beginning a controversial housebuilding drive to help fill a gaping hole in Transport for London’s budget, in a move that will help Tory ministers meet targets for new homes.
The London Mayor is plotting up to 46,350 new homes on land owned by the capital’s transport authority. Read the full story.
5. GB News drafts in Nigel Farage to halt ratings freefall
Nigel Farage has been drafted in to help save GB News, as the new channel attempts to reverse plummeting ratings.
The former Brexit Party leader will host an hour-long primetime show from Monday to Thursday at 7pm, starting next week. Read the full story.
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