Friday Five

100,000 deaths prevented by Covid vaccines, aspirin found to help breast cancer treatment and Covid booster jabs unlikely – this week’s Friday Five

Latest estimates indicate that Covid vaccines have prevented nearly 100,000 deaths in England Official figures suggest that the Covid-19 vaccines have prevented nearly 100,000 deaths in England, 82,100 hospital admissions and up to 24.4 million infections. Separate figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 94.2 per cent of adults in the UK are…

Friday Five

Covid vaccinations for 16 and 17-year-olds, NHS loses prestigious ranking and decline in cancer care standards – this week’s Friday Five

Covid vaccinations for 16 and 17-year-olds to start within weeks After a recommendation from vaccine experts, all 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK will start being offered a first dose of the Covid jab within weeks. The change in guidance means that around 1.4 million teenagers will be eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jab with…