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Boris Johnson dismisses scientists’ calls for Covid restrictions before the holiday season. Boris Johnson has turned down scientists’ requests for a last-ditch Christmas lockdown to stop the spread of the Omicron mutant variant, with ministers reportedly considering new restrictions after Boxing Day. Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, England’s chief scientific advisor, warned cabinet members on Saturday that tougher measures were needed to keep hospital admissions from exceeding 3,000 per day in England. They were among the scientists who urged Prime Minister David Cameron to put an end to the indoor mixing of separate households…

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After Kamala Harris slammed Joe over Covid variants, the White House has backed down. The White House has been scrambling to contain the fallout from Vice President Kamala Harris’s statement on Friday, in which she appeared to criticize her boss, President Joe Biden, for failing to anticipate the Delta and Omicron coronavirus variants that have fueled a nationwide surge in newly diagnosed cases. On Friday, Harris slammed Biden for declaring ‘independence’ from Covid on July 4 – and appeared to blame scientists for the administration’s failure to be better prepared for Omicron and Delta, which threaten to send the country…

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Business and health leaders are urging the government to end the 10-day economic isolation that is crippling the country. Last night, health experts and business leaders said that Covid isolation rules must be relaxed to keep Britain from collapsing. They warned that the ten-day rule was a form of “lockdown by stealth,” keeping people at home even after their symptoms and infectiousness had subsided. Leading doctors have suggested that those who test negative for at least two days in a row could be released early from quarantine. The number of daily virus cases reached a new high of 93,000 yesterday,…

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A son’s tribute to his mother Susan Cobham, who was killed by a falling tree on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Her son described a former AstraZeneca lab technician who died when a tree fell on her during a freak storm as a “gentle and nurturing soul who helped anyone in need.” Wild weather ripped through Sydney’s northern beaches on Sunday afternoon, killing Susan Cobham, 68, and rushing two others to hospital. Ms Cobham, a beloved grandmother and popular yoga teacher, was celebrating her neighborhood Christmas gathering near the Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club when a large storm struck, forcing her to…

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Alec Baldwin and his family spend a chilly day at the beach. Alec Baldwin, who has been embroiled in the investigation into his shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his western film Rust, spent a chilly day at the beach near his Hamptons, Long Island home. On Sunday, Baldwin, 63, was photographed at the beach with three of his children and his wife, Hilaria, as temperatures stayed in the 40s until mid-afternoon, when they dropped into the 30s. As they walked along the empty beach, the Baldwin family appeared to be dressed appropriately for the weather, each…

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Boris Johnson refuses to listen to scientists’ pleas for Covid restrictions before the holidays. Boris Johnson has dismissed scientists’ calls for a last-ditch Christmas lockdown to stop the spread of the Omicron mutant variant, with ministers reportedly considering new restrictions after Boxing Day. Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, England’s chief scientific advisor, warned cabinet members on Saturday that tougher measures were needed to prevent hospital admissions in England from exceeding 3,000 per day. They were among the scientists who urged Prime Minister David Cameron to put an end to indoor mixing of separate households…

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What planet is she on? VP Harris claims the Biden administration was blind to the arrival of Delta and Omicron. On Friday, Kamala Harris appeared to blame scientists for the US’s failure to be better prepared for Omicron, claiming that the virologists “upon whose advice and direction we have relied” were unaware of the next wave. The Biden administration ‘didn’t see’ Delta and Omicron coming, Harris said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. She was speaking as the new variant was confirmed in 42 states, causing outbreaks from coast to coast. The number of people who have died…

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Two years after his sister received a heart transplant for the same condition, a one-year-old boy requires a transplant. A New York family is witnessing the unimaginable as an artificial heart keeps their one-year-old son alive while he waits for a heart transplant — just two years after their daughter underwent surgery for the same rare heart condition. Ruby Cotter, the daughter of Brian and Ashley Cotter, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart condition that makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood, two months after she was born. She was on the verge of death due to…

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In a new trailer, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi returns as a full-time Jersey Shore cast member. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is making a triumphant comeback. For the upcoming season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, the reality TV star has joined the cast as a full-time member. In a new season five trailer, the 34-year-old admits in a confessional, ‘I’m kinda freaking out right now.’ Snooki revealed on her podcast in 2019 that she was leaving Jersey Shore: Family Vacation because she didn’t like “leaving my kids to film.” Lorenzo, nine, Giovanna, seven, and Angelo, two, are her children with Jionni LaValle, whom…

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The obituary of his 84-year-old single mother, a “plus-sized Jewish redneck Tough Gal,” has gone viral. Andy Corren knew it was impossible to gather his large family and his mother’s ‘approximately 7,000’ friends for her funeral. Instead, the 52-year-old Upstate New York talent manager and writer decided to write an open obituary for anyone to read in honor of his late mother’s “bawdy, rowdy life lived large, broke, and loud.” Renay Mandel Corren, 84, died on December 11 from a series of health complications she had been battling for nearly two decades. Her son’s touching and hilarious tribute to his…

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