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Coronavirus: Vaccinators could lose their licences for giving second doses prematurely

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Disgruntled client ordered to pay £25,000 damages for libellous review | News | Law Gazette

National firm brought action after new enquiries dropped by up to 50% following ‘scam solicitor’ comment.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/disgruntled-client-ordered-to-pay-25000-damages-for-libellous-review/5107081.article

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Coronavirus: Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and risk factors for susceptibility and infectivity in Wuhan: a retrospective observational study

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Coronavirus: Prof Devi Sridhar: “For the world the pandemic is going to go on for several years’

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Corbyn v Evans: pre-action disclosure application

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How effective is a single vaccine dose against Covid-19? – BBC Future

How effective is a single vaccine dose against Covid-19?
— Read on www.bbc.com/future/article/20210114-covid-19-how-effective-is-a-single-vaccine-dose

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Appeal successful in Head v Culver Heating Co Ltd (fatal: lost years’ claim) (12KBW)

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CLAIMANTS SUED THE WRONG (NON-EXISTENT) DEFENDANT – AND THE LIMITATION PERIOD HAD EXPIRED: DON’T START BREAKING THE CROCKERY JUST YET – Civil Litigation Brief

In The 52 Occupiers of the Ceramic Works v Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 17 (TCC) District Judge Baldwin considered an application to substitute a defendant after the primary limitation period had expired.  The judge, if anything, was critical of the defendant’s stance.  The claimants’ applications were granted.   “Whilst there is…
— Read on www.civillitigationbrief.com/2021/01/18/claimants-sued-the-wrong-non-existent-defendant-and-the-limitation-period-had-expired-dont-start-breaking-the-crockery-just-yet/

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 risk inside a car and Intake Fraction

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Launch of Project for Peace and Justice

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Media: Image rights

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https://www.lawteacher.net/free-law-essays/property-trusts/marketing-and-image-rights-law-essays.php

http://www.nationaltrustimages.org.uk/pages/image-rights

https://www.caughtoffside.com/2020/11/26/ea-sports-face-image-rights-problem-from-over-300-players-according-to-mino-raiola/

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Coronavirus: “We have the wrong strategy. Failure to suppress this virus is causing cases, deaths, hospital admissions, economic disaster, mutations, variants, more death, more recession, fewer jobs. We’ve got the wrong strategy.”

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Coronavirus: USA blame China for the outbreak “Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology – United States Department of State”

Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology
— Read on www.state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-at-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology/

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Coronavirus: Government count single dose as a vaccination

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Insurance dispute: Supreme Court judgment in the FCA business interruption insurance test case

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Coronavirus: Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects: Norway Warns of Risks for Sick Patients Over 80 – Bloomberg

Norway said Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for the very old and terminally ill, the most cautious statement yet from a European health authority as countries assess the real-world side effects of the first shots to gain approval.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-15/norway-warns-of-vaccination-risks-for-sick-patients-over-80

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Ventilation (Harvard TH Chan)

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Coronavirus: ventilation: Harvard: Opinion | Your Building Can Make You Sick or Keep You Well – The New York Times

Proper ventilation, filtration and humidity reduce the spread of pathogens like the new coronavirus.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/opinion/coronavirus-buildings.html

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FTP Zarah Sultana

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Coronavirus: travel corridors shit at last

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Coronavirus: covid tongue

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Insurance disputes: Supreme Court backs small business on Covid loss insurance | News | Law Gazette

Judgment substantially allows the Financial Conduct Authority’s appeal and dismisses insurers’ appeals.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/supreme-court-backs-small-business-on-covid-loss-insurance/5107040.article

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Costs: Lawyers hail ‘watershed’ appeal court ruling on DBAs | News | Law Gazette

Experts say drafting flaws may have been ironed out by new ruling on enforceability of agreement.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/lawyers-hail-watershed-appeal-court-ruling-on-dbas/5107046.article

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Daily Telegraph rebuked over Toby Young’s Covid column | Toby Young | The Guardian

Press watchdog says claims were ‘significantly misleading’ as newspaper told to publish correction
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/media/2021/jan/14/daily-telegraph-rebuked-over-toby-youngs-herd-immunity-covid-column

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An overview of claims for and following death (Guildhall Chambers)

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Coronavirus: Union lashes out at ‘business as usual’ courts | News | Law Gazette

Public and Commercial Services Union says it will consider an industrial response if HMCTS ignores its demands.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/union-lashes-out-at-business-as-usual-courts/5106980.article

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Barrister ordered to cover 40% of firm’s negligence payout | News | Law Gazette

A law firm and the barrister it instructed were pursued for negligence by a former client.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/barrister-ordered-to-cover-40-of-firms-negligence-payout-/5107006.article

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Data protection: ICO

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Coronavirus: Most vaccines induce stronger immune responses with longer intervals (support for the government’s approach to have longer than 3 week intervals between COVID-19 vaccine doses)

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Coronavirus: 65 revisions to the lockdown laws (Adam Wagner)

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Coronavirus: Home Secretary: “The rules are very simple and clear… only leave home for a very very limited number of reasons… outdoor recreation but in a very very restricted and limited way” Outdoor recreation was removed as a reasonable excuse for leaving home in lockdown regulations🤦‍♂️

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Failure to serve medical evidence with proceedings: Mark v Universal Coatings and Services LTD (DACB)

What are the consequences of a failure to serve medical evidence with the Particulars of Claim? This question was considered by the High Court in its recent judgment in Mark v Universal Coatings and Services Limited.
— Read on www.dacbeachcroft.com/en/gb/articles/2019/january/is-the-service-of-medical-evidence-with-proceedings-mandatory/

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Coronavirus testing: Saliva viral load is a dynamic unifying correlate of COVID-19 severity and mortality

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USA; Trump; “Stop the Steal” protests

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Exclusive: Teacher coronavirus rates up to 333% above average | Tes

Teacher coronavirus infections are far outstripping local averages, figures from three local authorities obtained by the NASUWT reveal
— Read on www.tes.com/news/exclusive-coronavirus-schools-teacher-covid-rates-333-above-average

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Coronavirus; Good Law Project: To cover his failure on devices Gavin Williamson has issued guidance which sends children who can’t learn remotely into schools. Poorer parents should not have to choose between education and their family’s health. We’re launching legal action.

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Coronavirus: update on the #COVID19 situation in Liverpool: 8th Jan 2021

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Coronavirus: Coshh Regs chart

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Coronavirus: lockdown 3 by Adam Wagner

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Coronavirus: the government’s response to the pandemic

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Legal costs: consultation

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Coronavirus: key workers definition: only children of critical workers and vulnerable children and young people should attend school or college.

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Coronavirus: Israel’s vaccination programme

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Strike Map U.K.

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Coronavirus: Two rheumatoid arthritis drugs will now be used to treat the patients with severe covid-19 in intensive care

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Master orders deletion of screen shot from remote hearing – Litigation Futures

A screen shot taken of a remote hearing must be deleted by anyone who has it, a Chancery Division master has ordered.
— Read on www.litigationfutures.com/news/master-orders-deletion-of-screen-shot-from-remote-hearing

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Coronavirus: Comprehensive mapping of mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain that affect recognition by polyclonal human serum antibodies

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Coronavirus: the law v guidance

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Coronavirus: the emerging variants in South Africa and Brazil that harbor the E484K mutation have “greatly reduced susceptibility” to neutralization by polyclonal serum antibodies derived from some individuals. This may have consequences for vaccines

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Coronavirus: sceptics

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British experts call for wealth tax as elite 1% owns quarter of UK wealth

British experts call for wealth tax as elite 1% owns quarter of UK wealth
— Read on www.rt.com/business/511404-uk-percent-quarter-wealth/amp/

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Coronavirus: THREAD – Covid-19 in England. Things are going from very bad to much worse. Here is where we are in 9 tweets. 1/9

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Coronavirus transmission in children

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Coronavirus: seeking clarity about vaccines

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Coronavirus: return to schools

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Doctors Association: We have real and grave concerns about these sudden changes to the Pfizer vaccine regime It undermines the consent process, as well as completely failing to follow the science. Here is our letter to @MattHancock and JCVI today

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Coronavirus: Leading medic says BMA and Pfizer agree: Hancock’s decision to issue single vaccine doses will do little but destroy its effectiveness

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Coronavirus: Moderna

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Coronavirus: Questions over Britain’s decision to drop two-dose vaccine regimen

Pfizer warns there is NO proof its Covid jab works when doses are taken 12 weeks apart as UK regulator scraps 21-day rule in desperate attempt to get millions more vaccinated
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9099049/amp/Questions-Britains-decision-drop-two-dose-vaccine-regimen.html

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Coronavirus: the Oxford vaccine

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FTP: Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi woman activist jailed for five years – BBC News

Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi woman activist jailed for five years
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-middle-east-55467414

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Coronavirus: A brief summary of the very precarious situation we are in now, and why we have a very narrow window to act in the UK. If we don’t act now, it’s likely the window for containing COVID-19 will pass- not just for the UK but globally. Here’s why. Thread.

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Coronavirus in Russia

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Coronavirus: School closures + bad science

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Coronavirus: Statistics: people in hospital

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Coronavirus: The UK and the US need to learn from countries that better handled Covid-19 Laura Spinney

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Coronavirus: Ventilation (Hazards)

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Coronavirus Statistics

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FTP: Zhang Zhan ; China jails a journalist for telling the truth. Is it just me that thinks these charges for ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ sound very like the words used in hate crime laws here?

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 tests don’t show many positive cases

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Coronavirus: schools: statistics

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The Foreign Office have delivered a damning assessment to Nazanin’s lawyers. They’ve said British citizens arrested overseas don’t have the right to government protection – even if they are tortured, or held as diplomatic leverage

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Coronavirus: NASUWT called on the Government to reassess the plans for the start of term in light of the increased risks posed by the new variant of the virus.

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Brexit deal

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Covid-19: London Ambulance Service receives as many 999 calls as first wave

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Death penalty in the U.K.

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Coronavirus: THREAD: Where are we with Covid-19 in England now that the new tiers have started? TLDR: nowhere good and things are quite scary (26/12/20)

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Coronavirus: U.K. Government 2016 document – states ventilation & air exchange below legal minimum in schools but won’t upgrade because of cost. Yet 2019 send children into these unsafe schools.

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Coronavirus: Sputnik V is open to partnership with all countries, including the US to supply #SputnikV vaccine to people with the history of strong allergic reactions. Vaccines

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Coronavirus: UK scientists trial new antibody treatment to prevent illness after exposure to Covid-19

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“Flood” claims by Peter Hall

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Coronavirus: Independent Sage call to place all of the U.K. in tier 4 immediately

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Service of Defence by email

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How can the coronavirus spread through bathroom pipes in Hong Kong? – CNN

How can the coronavirus spread through bathroom pipes in Hong Kong? – CNN
— Read on amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/02/12/asia/hong-kong-coronavirus-pipes-intl-hnk/index.html

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Coronavirus: Transmission through Air Ducts: after a series of infections, all 437 residents of an apt building were tested. 10 infections uncovered, all living on different floors but along two vertical lines with openings through their bathrooms

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Ziyad Al-Aly: Is covid-19 associated with higher risk of hospitalization than seasonal influenza? (Impact on almost every organ) – The BMJ

with higher risk of hospitalization than seasonal influenza?
— Read on blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/12/16/ziyad-al-aly-is-covid-19-associated-with-higher-risk-of-hospitalization-than-seasonal-influenza/

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Coronavirus: statistical misrepresentations

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Tier 4 lockdown

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Costs: hourly rate in Manchester and Liverpool

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UN : follow a green path as we rebuild from COVID-19

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Ugur Sahin

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Coronavirus: Long-distance airborne dispersal of SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 wards

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A Christmas pandemic like no other? They thought that in 1918 | Flu pandemic | The Guardian

The post-first world war flu outbreak also came in waves and led to school closures and face-mask rows

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Coronavirus: Corticosteroids probably reduce mortality and mechanical ventilation in patients with covid-19

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Let’s push for investment in welfare not warfare | Morning Star

We need to make the case against a Tory military spending spree and for investment to tackle the real threats our communities face, argues RICHARD BURGON MP
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Coronavirus: long-COVID-19

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Coronavirus: ONS survey results out. SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence above 1% in England. Highest prevalence among primary (2%) and secondary (2.5%) school children. Sharp rises in this age group – higher than *all* other age groups. Indicative of high transmission in schools.

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Coronavirus: NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme statistics


Thank you for your request for information about the following:

‘Early this year the government got a publicity and praise for introducing the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020 so that the families of NHS workers killed by covid-19 would promptly receive financial support. Several months on, and very sadly, many deaths later, how many £60,000 or other payments have been made under this scheme?’

Your request was received on 22 November 2020 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Response

As of the 16 December, 249 claims have been assessed and confirmed eligible, of which 135 have been paid and 114 have been accepted for payment pending proof of probate from the claimant.

For more information about the scheme, please visit the below web link:

https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/coronavirus-life-assurance-2020

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and is subject to NHSBSA copyright. This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence detailed at:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Should you wish to re-use the information you must include the following statement:

“Life Assurance Scheme, NHSBSA Copyright 2020” This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence:

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Failure to do so is a breach of the terms of the licence.

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Unsealed claim forms not good service, High Court rules | News | Law Gazette

Solicitors’ mistake not a good reason to grant relief where claim was filed but not served.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/unsealed-claim-forms-not-good-service-high-court-rules/5106804.article

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Covid-related PI claims “gaining momentum”, warns defendant firm – Litigation Futures

Claims for compensation after being infected with Covid “appear to be gathering some momentum” amid an increase in claims farming activity.
— Read on www.litigationfutures.com/news/covid-related-claims-gaining-momentum-warns-defendant-firm