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2021 Miss Bremenfest candidates announced

NEW BREMEN — Candidates for the 2021 Miss Bremenfest Pageant have been announced. Catherine Langhals, 17, is the daughter of Julie and Andrew Langhals. Her corporate sponsor for the pageant is New Bremen Coffee. Langhals loves to cook, read, do embroidery, and bake. In school she is involved with band and choir. She is also considered an expert in her rifle shooting league.
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Covid-19: Jabs prevented 60,000 deaths analysis suggests, as pings hit new record

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening. We'll have another update for you tomorrow morning. About 60,000 deaths have been prevented in England as a result of the Covid vaccine programme, according to analysis by Public Health England. Announcing the data as a "truly massive success", Deputy Chief Medical Officer Prof Jonathan Van-Tam said an estimated 22 million cases had also been avoided. He said the chances of another lockdown will be "much lower" if a higher proportion of the population, including 18-25-year-olds, get their jabs. But he said it was quite possible to have "one or two bumpy periods in the autumn and in the winter, not only through Covid, but also through flu and other respiratory viruses as well".
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Boris Johnson refused autumn lockdown because Covid victims ‘essentially all over 80’, leaked messages suggest

Boris Johnson refused to take the country into lockdown in the autumn because “the people dying are essentially all over 80”, leaked phone messages appear to show. The WhatsApp chats, passed to the BBC by former No 10 chief of staff Dominic Cummings, also show the prime minister saying he did not “buy all this NHS overwhelmed stuff” months before deaths soared to over 1,000 a day.
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Covid: North Yorkshire nurses offered 20% pay boost to cover absences

Nurses in North Yorkshire have been offered a 20% pay boost to cover colleagues who are self-isolating, sick or on holiday. Hospital bosses said the overtime was being offered to help the York and Scarborough trust cope with its worst absence rates since the pandemic began. These rose above 8%...
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‘Completely unacceptable’: Drug firm Advanz fined £100m for making thyroid drug unaffordable for NHS

Boris Johnson has branded a drug firm “completely unacceptable and exploitative” after it hiked the price of some thyroid medication by more than 6,000 per cent.An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that from 2009 until 2017 Advanz charged “excessive and unfair prices” for supplying liothyronine tablets, which are used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.The watchdog said this was because the drugs faced “limited or no competition”, meaning it could sustain repeated price increases, which were “not driven by any meaningful innovation or investment”.The price increase began in 2007 and by 2009 tablets were £20 per pack....
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‘This is not over’: Van-Tam says autumn and winter will be ‘bumpy’ as record number are pinged by app

Around 60,000 coronavirus deaths and 22 million infections have been prevented by the UK’s vaccination programme, according to new official figures from Public Health England (PHE). And PHE estimated that some 95.5 per cent of the adult population now have antibodies to Covid-19 from either infection or vaccination, raising hopes that the country may be moving towards “herd immunity”.Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam called the programme a “truly massive” success. But he issued a warning that the pandemic is not yet over, dismissing the recent claim of an unnamed senior minister that the Covid crisis was “all over bar...
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NHS app adds COVID Pass feature with Apple Wallet support

The England COVID-19 passport is now more convenient for iOS users. According to a report by BBC, the NHS app has brought support to the Apple Wallet. People in England and Wales can now store their COVID Pass in the NHS app, which, among other things, is used for COVID vaccination records. The government says this can be used at events and venues in England but not for international travel.
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West Sussex trust appoints former RCN chief executive as new chair

Former Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Dr Peter Carter has been appointed as chair of an NHS trust in West Sussex. Dr Carter will take up the role at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in October 2021 following the retirement of current chair, Beryl Hobson.
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Nurses to march to No 10 in protest against ‘underwhelming’ pay deal

Nurses and colleagues are gearing up to march to Downing Street and express their anger and disappointment over the government’s latest pay deal for those working in England’s NHS. Members of Unite’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital branch will assemble on Friday to show ministers that they think a 3%...
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