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Today’s horrific figures shows what happens with a mutation up to 70% more transmissible. On 23/12, when I asked why we weren’t going into full nationwide lockdown, Nervtag said new variant had seeded across country. We should’ve locked down when the 70% figure was known (18/12)
On Christmas Day, the official UK coronavirus death toll passed 70,000. Today, it has passed 80,000. 10,000 lives lost in just over two weeks. A truly horrifying statistic. Please take this lockdown seriously, we are all responsible for helping to bring this under control
When you don’t follow Piers Morgan but he keeps popping up into your timeline
Solidarity with @maitlis , one of the finest journalists the BBC has
A German-speaking relative tells me that the German for panic buying is “hamsterkäufe” - as in how hamsters stuff their cheeks to store food
Something really interesting is happening in Liverpool. In the past week public health officials noticed a surge in cases in one ward - so a few dozen streets - Princes Park in Toxteth. There were 20 new cases, out of 49 across the whole of Liverpool. Not a huge quantity but