World is vulnerable to dangerous upsurge in nerve agents, Defence Secretary says 

The World is vulnerable to dangerous upsurge in chemical attacks including nerve agents after Salisbury poisonings, Defence Secretary says Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it was clear Russia remained an ‘adversary’ He said country represented a challenge to international law and the world order Said world order had been ‘loosened’, giving new opportunities to terror … Read more

600,000 extra shielders offered first Covid jab after being added to extremely vulnerable list

Hundreds of thousands of people asked to shield in England are being invited for a Covid-19 vaccine jab. About 1.7million more people were added to the shielding list last week after experts identified additional adults at serious risk of the virus. Some 600,000 of that group are now being invited to book a slot at … Read more

People with low ‘disgust’ threshold ‘less vulnerable to infections’

People of a sensitive disposition who are easily repulsed may have evolved this trait as a natural way of avoiding infections.  Scientists found people with a low threshold for feeling disgusted are less likely to be infected with bacteria or viruses.   This, researchers say, proves Charles Darwin’s 19th-century theory that disgust evolved as a self-defence … Read more

Dame Sheila Hancock says she’s ‘sick’ of being called ‘extremely vulnerable’

Dame Sheila Hancock has said she’s ‘sick’ of being called ‘extremely vulnerable’ after being forced to spend weeks shielding due to the Covid pandemic. The actress, 87, admitted on Friday’s Loose Women that the crisis has aged her ‘hugely’ in the past six months. Sheila, who is set to star in ITV’s Unforgotten, also told … Read more

Covid Northern Ireland: Up to 3,000 vulnerable children at school

The number of vulnerable children attending school in Northern Ireland has risen to around 3,000, a Stormont committee has heard.  The Department of Health’s director of family and children’s policy, Eilis McDaniel, said data has been collected since the beginning of the pandemic following a fall in the number of referrals to children’s social services. Ms McDaniel said … Read more

Up to 3,000 vulnerable children are attending school in Northern Ireland

The number of vulnerable children attending school in Northern Ireland has risen to around 3,000, a Stormont committee has heard.  The Department of Health’s director of family and children’s policy, Eilis McDaniel, said data has been collected since the beginning of the pandemic following a fall in the number of referrals to children’s social services. Ms McDaniel said … Read more

Jo Whiley reveals she’s been offered the vaccine BEFORE her vulnerable sister

BBC Radio 2 star Jo Whiley, who has been campaigned for her vulnerable younger sister to get the Covid vaccine, says it’s ‘ironic’ that she has now herself has been offered it before her sibling, despite being ‘fit and healthy’.  Whiley, 55, has been vocal on her social media platforms about trying to get her … Read more

‘Hero’ teacher who has hand-delivered 10,000 lunches to vulnerable school pupils now needs knee op

‘Hero’ teacher, 48, who has hand-delivered over 10,000 lunches to vulnerable school pupils during lockdown reveals he now requires knee surgery after walking 750 miles since March Zane Powles, from Grimsby, spends his morning delivering lunches to students  The students are currently self-isolating with families at home amid pandemic  He faced toughest delivery yet and … Read more

Hunt for the 2million unvaccinated Britons as Boris Johnson urges vulnerable people to come forward

Ministers are hunting for the final two million vulnerable people who have not yet come forward for their Covid vaccine, warning that having large numbers of unprotected people could delay the easing of lockdown. The Government has made it its mission to inoculate the 15million Brits most at risk of dying from the virus by … Read more

Thousands of vulnerable patients not told to shield during Covid pandemic due to out of date records

Shielding alert forgot 375,000 vulnerable patients who were not warned to shield from Covid-19 because records were out of date, report claims National Audit Office said hospital records for shielding were weeks out of date  Making system from scratch led to people waiting weeks for food and medicines   Revealed 126,000 people were contacted in error … Read more