Total Virus Tests (last 7 days) 7,686,685Positive tests (last week) 272,475Mortalities: 156,888UK Deaths (last week 769People vaccinated- 1st dose 48,319,435 (as of 09 September 2021)- 2nd dose 43,620,946Worcestershire cases53,075Worcestershire deaths834Wyre Forest cases8,863Worcester City cases9,966Wolverhampton cases 35,064Sandwell cases47,615Dudley cases39,056Birmingham cases149,842The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) updated its guidance for AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines on Thursday 9th to include information on third doses.It states that •Pfizer boosters can be given to anyone, regardless of which doses they had previously. However, •AstraZeneca boosters will only be given to those who previously had the Oxford-made jab.It is now down to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to advise the Government on whether third doses should be given
A member of the Government's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has warned that ..“Forcing NHS staff to get the Covid vaccine would be an "admission of failure".ThiscomesatthestartoftheGovernment’ssix-weekconsultationonplanstomakeCovid-19andfluvaccinations mandatory for front-line health and care staff.Some hospitals seeing uptake among staff hovering just over 50 per cent. “Forcing vaccines into the arms of doctors and nurses is not the answer .. .. it could even add to the anti-vaccine sentiment,“ said Professor Adam FinnThestrengthoftheAnti-VaxmovementcanbejudgedbywarningsfromtheItalianpolicethatanti-vaccinecampaigners calledforarmedattacksduringplannedproteststhisweekend.Eightpeople,whocallthemselves"thewarriors"onthe Telegrammessagingapp.arebeinginvestigatedbypoliceforincitementtocrimeandsearcheshavebeencarriedoutin six provinces.Ontheotherhand,inatypicallyFrenchreactiontotheCovidcontroversy,theMoulinRougenight-spotisre-openingthis weekend following 18 months of closure, as this snap-shot of their (un)dress rehearsal shows ..