Some parents in England are not consenting to their children being tested for Covid in school

The guidance from government is that every pupil should be tested three times in the first two weeks, when schools return in England next Monday. It’s supposed to reassure parents, staff and pupils that schools are safe. But while teachers wrestle with the huge logistical challenges, there are signs that many parents are withholding consent.…

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Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Jamal Khashoggi death

In BriefCase filed in Germany accuses Saudi crown prince of ‘crimes against humanity’ over persecution of journalistsMohammed bin Salman has been accused of committing crimes against humanity in a newly filed lawsuit against the prince and and senior Saudi officials.The 500-page criminal complaint was filed in Germany by press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF)…

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Covid vaccines can stop spread ‘almost completely’, latest data suggests

The latest on . . .Hopes of avoiding fourth UK lockdown grow as PHE boss welcomes ‘very good signs’ that jabs may halt outbreaksEarly data on the UK’s Covid vaccine rollout suggests that people who have been immunised “are not getting infected at all”, according to Public Health England’s head of immunisation.Dr Mary Ramsay told Radio 4’s Today programme…

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