I.H.C. office | Station Approach | Comberton Hill | Kidderminster | Worcs.|  DY10 1QX
Independent Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest


as per 10 th September 2021


Total Virus Tests (last 7 days) 7,686,685 Positive tests (last week) 272,475 Mortalities: 156,888 UK Deaths (last week 769 People vaccinated- 1st dose 48,319,435 (as of 09 September 2021) - 2nd dose 43,620,946 Worcestershire cases 53,075 Worcestershire deaths 834 Wyre Forest cases 8,863 Worcester City cases 9,966 Wolverhampton cases 35,064 Sandwell cases 47,615 Dudley cases 39,056 Birmingham cases 149,842 The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
DAY 531
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". This comes at the start of the Government’s six-week consultation on plans to make Covid-19 and flu vaccinations 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 Finn The strength of the Anti-Vax movement can be judged by warnings from the Italian police that anti-vaccine campaigners called for armed attacks during planned protests this weekend. Eight people, who call themselves "the warriors" on the Telegram messaging app. are being investigated by police for incitement to crime and searches have been carried out in six provinces. On the other hand, in a typically French reaction to the Covid controversy, the Moulin Rouge night-spot is re-opening this weekend following 18 months of closure, as this snap-shot of their (un)dress rehearsal shows ..