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"matt hancock" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Oh, a mask. Right in your eyeballs, how you perceive the world. What better symbol of fear and subjugation? Than a piece of cloth on your face. That says to everyone around you, I, I am a worshipper of government power, and by the way, you better be too, and if you don't, we're going to scream and yell at you. What better way? What better way to instill a sense of collective fear than a visible symbol on the face? Ladies and gentlemen, it ain't on your downstairs. It ain't a diaper. It ain't a cup, okay? It's not a sock. It's on your face. And believe me when I tell you, liberals knew from the start that that damn mask didn't do a breaking thing to stop COVID from getting up your nose or in your lungs. But they fell in love with it. Because it was a visible symbol of fear. And subjugation. Been telling you this for the two years I've been on the air. I've been hat tipped the great Rush Limbaugh, paper flipping a while. Oh, look at this. The COVID lockdown files just came out. You know what they are? It's a group of WhatsApp messages that were just leaked out through a reporter. And it's government health officials in the United Kingdom, that you concluding the UK health minister Matt Hancock, and it's a bunch of messages they were exchanging with each other right around the time of mask and vaccine mandates. Look how they describe the mask mandate. Gosh, sounds like we were right again. In this crazy, they know in The Wall Street Journal piece. A month after mister Hancock scared everyone's pants off, that was another text where he was talking about fear. A senior civil servant suggested that a new national mask mandate would be worthwhile. Because it was, quote, effectively free and has a very visible impact. He appears to mean visible impact in the sense of creating an appearance of government action, not that masks would slow the spread of the virus. Yep, mister Hancock, Hancock replied, before discussing the politics of various proposed measures. Listen, that victory lobster stupid, okay? They're dumb. Hey, look, if something's not the only person who was saying this again, there were a number of smart conservative hosts who understood the same thing. I'm just telling you, you're not wasting your time here. I told you two years ago, they knew the masks were garbage. Now we have the message. Just from years ago, showing that even at the time they knew they were garbage, but they needed a visual symbol of fear. And that was it. So you were forced to wear a mask for two years. Snot, mucus, saliva all over it. Your kids spitting all over it, walking around like a bunch of goofballs with these clown masks on why, because they were nah, they didn't do squad. Into Jack squad, Jack left town. Because a bunch of government goons, wanted you to know, they were doing something. And you were going to subject yourself to their edicts. No matter what, and you were going to do it visibly. More on this coming up next we'll be right back. Paid for by Christian care ministry. You know, it's true, difficult times have a way of focusing us. We have to think about what matters most when it comes to our spending, our healthcare, no doubt, this is why so many people are joining medi
Top Health Official Asked When to 'Deploy the New Variant'
"The blaze media Chris enlow top health official asked when to deploy the new variant to force compliance with pandemic restrictions Leaked messages show this is no joke Explosive text message is published on Sunday Show a top British official Colluded to quote frighten the pants off everyone unquote about COVID variants to force compliance with pandemic restrictions I bet you haven't heard this today either And the so called news operations Less than a week before the British government would drew plans to relax restrictions for Christmas 2020 Matt Hancock who at the time served as the British health secretary estimate when they should quote deploy the new variant On December 1320 20 Hancock and aide Damon Poole were discussing the possibility of London mayor Sadiq Khan opposing a lockdown for London and how to encourage compliance with restrictions Rather than doing too much forage signaling which can roll pitch with the new strain pulled Hancock Hancock responded we frightened the pants off everyone with the new strain Yep That's what will get proper behavior change And shockingly the health minister then asked when do we deploy the new variant Pull responded that he'd been thinking about this and advised Hancock they needed to be more cautious Suggesting they keep schools off paperwork agenda perhaps referring to not applying new restrictions to schools This is on text messages The day after those messages were exchanged Hancock announced new lockdown measures justified by you guessed it a new alleged variant of COVID-19 So what's going on here There was no new variant There was no new variant And at this senior official on the British government and announced massive lockdown measures to justify a new variant
"matt hancock" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Christmas 2020. Matt Hancock, who at the time served as the British health secretary estimate when they should quote deploy the new variant. On December 1320 20 Hancock and aide Damon Poole were discussing the possibility of London mayor Sadiq Khan, opposing a lockdown for London and how to encourage compliance with restrictions. Rather than doing too much forage signaling, which can roll pitch with the new strain, pulled Hancock, Hancock responded, we frightened the pants off everyone with the new strain. Yep. That's what will get proper behavior change. And shockingly, the health minister then asked, when do we deploy the new variant? Pull responded that he'd been thinking about this and advised Hancock they needed to be more cautious. Suggesting they keep schools off paperwork agenda, perhaps referring to not applying new restrictions to schools. This is on text messages. The day after those messages were exchanged, Hancock announced new lockdown measures justified by you guessed it a new alleged variant of COVID-19. So what's going on here? There was no new variant. There was no new variant. And at this senior official on the British government, and announced massive lockdown measures to justify a new variant. That didn't exist. In fact, what Hancock said, the minister of health quote, this rise in transmission, as well as the new variant of COVID. Should be a warning to us all that, even after such a difficult year, we must stay vigilant. Now these messages were revealed in more than a 100,000 WhatsApp messages obtained and published by the telegraph of Britain. This guy Hancock remains a member of the parliament, denounced the leak of his messages. And yet, look what he did. They all were invested. In the lockdowns, in the back to human, natural jump in the virus, and the only note questioning this stuff wasn't CNN. They weren't cover up in anti Trump mode. It wasn't MSNBC or NBC. Was an ABC or CBS, wasn't The New York Times or The Washington Post. It was Fox. So all the attacks on Fox, by these phony fraudulent ideologically driven, so called news platforms. They carry the water for big government. They carry the water for totalitarianism. They carry the water for Democrats, even a guy like Biden. It doesn't matter. That's what we're up against. I'll be right back. Months
"matt hancock" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The telegraph that start there. Matt Hancock staged a rearguard action to close schools more elite WhatsApp messages. Yes, indeed, Steven, good morning to you. Now everyone has been talking about those leaked WhatsApp messages you've just been discussing there, obtained by The Daily Telegraph yesterday that exploded onto the scene, now today the lockdown files are continuing, but they focusing on something different. They're looking at leaks which revealed how Matt Hancock Hannah says visors mocked Gavin Williamson in private for freaking out that then how secondary mounted a campaign to close schools. Now that comes despite the then education secretary apparently, according to these leaks, battling tooth and nail to keep classrooms open, Williamson has also accused teachers of looking for an excuse not to work during the pandemic and also wrote that teaching unions really, really do just hate work, so Caroline pretty explosive stuff coming out of these leaks. But we must remember that during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic children and teachers just endured this extensive roller coaster of openings and reopenings and no one could kind of decide in many ways and this shows that robust debate happening on these leaked messages. How could I possibly forget somebody? Yes, children of school age. But look, you're right, this has been really explosive. And what I thought was interesting yesterday is just how many people commented on this, even including the chair of the inquiry of the COVID inquiry that has actually just begun preliminary hearings, but a lot of people now want to understand more around these messages and how they're being put out into the public. But we must also know that yesterday I saw lots of robust debate over all the different TV channels also Rishi sunak was quizzed about this in PMQs by Keir Starmer. And the journalist Isabel oak shot. She is the lady who ghost wrote Matt Hancock's book the pandemic diaries and she has come under some fire for releasing these WhatsApp messages before the COVID inquiry Stephen. Yeah, okay, let's briefly get to the Financial Times next London
"matt hancock" Discussed on The Media Show
"The lockdown files thousands of WhatsApp messages that former health secretary Matt Hancock sent and received. He gave them to the journalist Isabel oakshott, so she could help write his book about the pandemic. Now they've been given to the telegraph by Isabel oakshott. It's raising questions about the government's decision making during the pandemic, and it's also raising questions about journalistic ethics. Next we have the FBI, which this week said, it believes the most likely explanation of how the pandemic started is, a lab leak in China, an idea that back in 2020 was dismissed by some as a conspiracy theory. We'll look at how the media handled that idea at the time. And we're learning a lot about how Fox News handled Donald Trump's false claims that the 2020 U.S. election was stolen. We'll talk about that too. Let's start though with The Daily Telegraph's Camilla tomy, speaking on the world at one earlier, about the paper's decision to publish those messages of Matt Hancock's. When you've been presented with 2.3 million words and you can see the rapidity and regularity with which messages were pinged on WhatsApp that then informed major decision making, then we think there's a legitimate public interest for the public to know what was said at the time in these messages. With me in the media show studio is Heather Brooke, a British American journalist, a freedom of information campaigner and a former Professor of journalism at city university in Heather, you worked on the MPs expenses story with The Daily Telegraph in 2009. You also worked on the WikiLeaks story that The Guardian published some years afterwards. In the case of this cache of messages, would you have published? I would have to see them all, but yes, I think there's such a great public interest in knowing. Having a real-time account of when those decisions were being made. And they've done it in a seemingly responsible way. They haven't just dumped it all out on the Internet. They have gone through it. I mean, my main question is, what did they leave out? And what were the political motivations for this to even come out in the first place? Because I feel like there is some underlying story, the story behind the story about how these came into be published in the first place. Well, Matt Hancock touches on some of those issues in a statement. He said these stolen messages have been doctored to create a false story that Matt rejected clinical advice on care home testing. This is flat wrong, it says a statement on behalf of Matt Hancock, which begs the question, why would you not put all the messages out if you had them rather than selectively pick them which leaves you open to this kind of criticism? Yeah, I mean, it's a common criticism that you get when you do publish is that you've either manipulated facts or left things out. And if Matt Hancock being the original owner of these messages like he, in fact, downloaded them all and gave them to Isabel oakshott so here's our copy. If he wants to correct the record, there's nothing to stop him from doing that. He could, you know, he can just publish the full account of those messages if he wants to. But you don't have concerns about the fact that he downloaded and gave those messages to Isabella shot for the purposes of writing a book, not for the purposes of putting them in the day. I would say that's a different that's a different conversation. There's like two ethical issues here. One is the ethics of publishing them.
UK Health Secretary Tests Positive for Coronavirus
"Health secretary Sajid Javid who's in charge of Britain's coronavirus response says he's tested positive for covert nineteen Javid says in a video message that he has had both shots of a vaccine and so far my symptoms are very mild he self isolating while he awaits the results of a second test Chevy took over last month from Matt Hancock who resigned after breaching social distancing rules Hancock had himself fallen ill with because with nineteen earlier in the pandemic ousted prime minister Boris Johnson who then had to spend several days in intensive care Britain currently has higher rates of Kobe nineteen them phones with more than fifty one thousand new infections confirmed on Friday Charles Taylor this month London
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid Wants Return to Normal 'as Soon as Possible'
"Javeed will be appearing in the house later. All this is though is what he had to say as you voice. I died yesterday working on sunday at the department. Healthiest today. we are still in a pandemic. And i want to see that. Come to an end as soon as possible and that will be my most immediate priority to see that we can return to normal as soon as quickly as possible. so i was speaking yesterday The lots of people focusing on the fact that he was talking about return to normal as soon as possible. Was this a a difference between him and matt. Hancock is even more enthusiastic about unlocking as soon as possible. One person who knows such w better than most his former special adviser salman chargers and someone who knows the department of health better than most is paul harrison. A former special adviser. They're our job. Hunt was held. How i pulled morning abbey both with us so first of all salman. Is this It in several different roles is interested in health is sort of gets him up in the morning got ideas. Do you know what a health service run by sausage of. It looks like i do. Think any cabinet minister when they go into their job really knows what they're going to be like in the job and i think a lot of them learn on the job to figure out what they want to do the job when they get that i think the things that are really interesting one of the themes that such wis which goes to in any job that they've been an initial was that question of social mobility equality suit of understanding the masses and particularly if a hey i think because he's He's got quite an engineer. Mind and he's very soon. Problems focused in luck Installations i think those his guiding principles. I'd like fix some of the big issues. So i think waiting lists Social care that kind of stuff. Everybody's talking about that will be sort of top of his in tray. He wants to fix these issues.
"matt hancock" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Times. To help New Yorkers beat the Heat. New York City will open cooling centers throughout the five boroughs. UK's new health chief Sajid Javid, a former chancellor of the Exchequer, said his top priority is ending the pandemic amid a surge in virus cases that has delayed the easing of restrictions in the UK David was named to the post yesterday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the resignation of Matt Hancock, the latest official figures show new coronavirus cases in the UK have climbed to their highest level since early February with 18,270 new infections reported yesterday. Investors will be keeping a close eye on this week's jobs numbers. Bloomberg's care in Moscow reports The U. S jobs report is out on Friday, and it could show an acceleration and payrolls growth this month. Payroll gains have been shy of median economists forecast for two straight months, so analyst will be closely watching this report. Also in the coming week, we get a look at consumer confidence on Tuesday. Pending home sales out Wednesday, and I look at construction spending, manufacturing and weekly initial jobless claims Thursday. Karen Moscow Bloomberg Radio Broadway's back Bruce Springsteen returned last night with his autobiographical musical Springsteen on Broadway. That marked the first full length show on the Great White way since the pandemic forced theaters to go dark in March of last year. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg. Quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than 120 countries. I'm Susanna Palmer, This is Bloomberg. Broadcasting live.
UK Health Minister Resigns After Breaching Coronavirus Rules
"Britain's former health secretary Matt Hancock who has led the U. K. through the current virus pandemic resigned for breaching social distancing rules within eight with whom he was allegedly having an affair Hancock had been under growing pressure to resign after the U. K. sun newspaper published faces of him embracing his senior aide Tina contention though at work never the last prime minister Boris Johnson had earlier expressed confidence in Hancock despite widespread calls to find him Hancock however told the prime minister in a resignation letter he owed it to those who have sacrificed so much to be honest in his fate is those of us who make these rules have gone to stick by them and that's why I'm not going to resign my position in PVC pal says the failure lies with the prime minister the prime minister has a very dangerous blind spot when it comes to issues of integrity and conduct in public client coke will be replaced by former U. K. chancellor says you check Pete who recognized his predecessors hard work despite the scandal Karen Thomas London
U.K.'s Health Chief Resigns After Breaching Coronavirus Rules With a Kiss
"Pictures of Matt Hancock kissing an advisor in his office last month. At the time, indoor gatherings were banned and social distancing was urged The BBC's Helen Cat has more because the health secretary is so instrumental in making the rules that everyone is living by in England. Certainly, and he's very much being the public face of them that the feeling was that he wouldn't have any credibility if we had to ask people to follow restrictions any further or going forward or new restrictions that he just wouldn't have that credibility because he had broken the rules he set himself. The BBC's Helen Cat. New Covid cases in the UK are down sharply from earlier peaks. It's
British Health Minister, Matt Hancock, Quits After Social Distancing Furor
"A major announcement on Twitter from Britain's top health official, I've been to see the prime minister to Resign as secretary of state for health and Social care. Matt Hancock is stepping down after being caught in a scandalous embrace with an aide during the pandemic. Officials said it violated social distancing rules. Hancock is also
UK Health Minister Admits Virus Rules Breach With Embrace
"Britain's health minister Matt Hancock is in hot water after newspaper run pictures of him embracing the senior rate with him he allegedly had an affair hand cook who is that the country's response to the pandemic is the latest in a string of government officials accused of breaching restrictions the tabloid sun newspaper run images appearing to show the married Hancock and a senior aide kissing in an office at the department of health Hancock apologized in a statement saying I accept that I preach the social distancing guidance in these circumstances prime minister Boris Johnson stood by Hancock but the main opposition labor party chat entities Dodd said he should be fired for potentially breaking government hiring rules and violating social distancing restriction all of these revelations have been coming ites I was actually speaking with nurses in my own constituency and they were telling me how they had been following those rules over months to the lecture Karen Thomas London
"matt hancock" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly
"Committee tomorrow. This joint committee. Jeremy hunt and greg clark sharing it and it's doing inquiry into kovic. They heard dominic cummings was absolutely sort of visceral about hancock's performance. Now we get to hear what hancock himself has to say about some of these allegations for example about pp procurement about decisions on care homes. And so on. How do you think hancock will perform. I think. Perform quite smoothly. He's gets very tough. Operators have been. Jeremy hunt will go for the jugular. i'd take after. Jeremy knows health service. Very validating been held secretary for all time. Jeremy counties also finally got his hat in the ring for the day when when boris johnson foles he is very much the king over the water at the moment. So i think he'll give hancock a hard time. You hancocks being accused of outright lying of pretending to the cabinet hits thrown up a protective ring around care homes when he hadn't pretending Capability to do testing the had Exaggerating whether that'll turn up. I don't know it depends with dominic. Cummings is actually come up with some documents and it looks as if he may not have done. It's one thing to blow out loss of abuse. It's quite another to produce a paper trail. And i think that would make the crucial difference if there is paper to say so then hancock's gonna suspect the may not be. I think you're probably right paper or even what's up. Saw text messages joining coming. Sort of reading out hancocks text messages at the last tearing which made everybody in government quail. I should think wondering whether they will be next. But you're right if there isn't any substantiating evidence you sort of wonder whether where that goes really finally politics the conservatives have been doing their best to reignite the culture wars yet again this week so we've had l. oliver dowden the culture secretary wading into this row about an england. Cricketer who sent some been criticized for sending sexist and racist tweets. And we've had gavin williamson who you thought might have thought had better things to do putting in his hates to about an oxford college taking down a portrait of the queen. What is it. The toys are playing. I here. This is a the distraction technique when something's not going too well it's always good to produce a talking point. It's a talking point. That's not really about politics at all. It's about identity. It's about which side he warned It's trying to talk the other side. The opposition with also sorts of strange things unit because a group of extremist students at oxford. Do something like this. The queen somehow Implicated so it's quite clever politics. But it's dirty politics The reason culture war except that being created by government ministers on purpose and it's very destructive. I think i think it's a great divider of the country along artificial lines it's totally spurious at polito and be as. Thanks so much for joining us you if you want to hear more about matt hancock appearance before that select committee on thursday. Listen to today's episode. Today in focus where i speak humphries about what it could mean for the future of him and the country after the break we had to call. We'll be right back..
"matt hancock" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Does matt. Hancock political future rest on what happens tomorrow. D thing heather. Well if he performed extremely badly or if we learn something about his handling of the pandemic which was kind of shocking certain westminster came away from that hearing tomorrow. Believing that yes actually. The health secretary did lie to the prime minister at the height of the pandemic. Certainly if that were the case. I think it would be quite hard for the prime minister to keep him on. I said socket my said sucking almost every week sometimes almost every day he was told. That should not suck. You should keep them at. Because he's the person you fire when quiry comes along he's been a great lightning rod matt hancock for the prime minister at various points and there had been rumors that perhaps when a reshuffle happens which might be july. Maybe perhaps matt hancock might be sacked. That would allow the prime minister to say. Well you know there were some failings in the way that we handled the pandemic. therefore i've sucked the health secretary and on we go the chat after the cummings hearing was that cummings had gone for handcocks so comprehensively and so sort of viscerally that actually it would be difficult for boris johnson to get rid of him because it would look as if he was doing the bidding of cummings. He's name is now dirt in. We've got to get rid of this guy now because every single week things are going disastrous and wrong. It's still the case that there's a big nhtsa organization coming up. There are lots of question marks. About how the nhs's going to handle the enormous backlog of operations and work that needs doing. It was postponed because of the pandemic. So you know. it's a big job. And it might be the dominant coming. Said boris johnson. Once as it were his own mind his own person in that job. So it's it's possible that that will still see the back of hancock. But i think in some ways a messy disgraces himself tomorrow. Which he's still might. He's probably safer now Headlines today phys there could be delay. In lifting lockdown in england is cases of the indian variant double in a week. Chinese on the stance. Portugal has been removed from the green list for foreign travel because of the speed of transmission of this one. It can it can. It can really spread like wildfire amongst the unvaccinated groups who this person did decide to remove him without. Be a sensible thing to do during a pandemic well. I think you could argue that. You're coming out of the acute phase of the pandemic into a different stage. And so i can see that you could sort of legitimately argue look. It's time for a new pair of hands. I mean it is a a huge sprawling organization and it's not easy it would be very dangerous to put it in the hands of some sort of political mate as it were who who isn't really up to the job you know. I think it'd be worrying at least if you were a member staff in the nhl. You felt it'd been handed over to someone inexperienced a pretty critical time out of the picture. Dominic cummings painted a fortnight ago was of government in chaos and health minister who was not to the task. Will we see matt hancock tomorrow tonight. Everything he is accused over. Will he accept that he made mistakes. I mean how government learned from the eras. It made the star as we head into one of the most crucial points of this pandemic. Well i think he's learned some lessons and not others right. I mean i. I think he will probably say yes. There were mistakes made in the early days. But that's because of lack of knowledge. Yes we should have had a testing sector probably up and running. Yes we should have had more. P p You know it was sort of unforseeable an unknowable at that stage and some of the lessons i we know testings incredibly important. We would never have dreamed in the early days of the pandemic that we'd be able to vaccinate at the rate that we have and they're sort of extraordinary achievements and lessons have been learned and then yet on the flip side of that. Hey we are many months in and still you know. We have a variant. That arrived from overseas. The may well have arrived. More slowly had the government being willing to impose more robust border restrictions earlier. That seems to be a lesson. Repeatedly not been learned arguably boris johnson has been more cautious since december when he was chastened by the mess around christmas and terrible terrible second wave in the many deaths it caused but you know we still having topless argument. Aren't we about june twenty-first so in a sense that some lessons to be learned and an and others really happened. Heather thank you very much. Thanks rachel.
"matt hancock" Discussed on Today in Focus
"With cova cases rising tomorrow the health secretary faces. Mp's and his toughest questions yet on his handling of the pandemic. Today does matt hancock political future. Hang in the balance it. There was a video of matt. Hancock being questioned by sky news on a street a couple of weeks ago. Today anybody can get you vaccine so get out there. Get you vaccine. He literally runs away. I mean he's going for joke. But he's being honest about his handling of the pandemic coming giving evidence. He's not gonna be able to run away from questions tomorrow with the he isn't so it's too powerful commons committees joining together to do an inquiry into cova. We've seen from previous hearings that they're pretty forensic they think very carefully beforehand about what questions they're going to ask him more order. It's very difficult to be kinda slippery in front of them and got a lot on his plate this week. Because he yeah. It's a big decision making week for the government. The idea is on the twenty-first of june pretty much all the remaining restrictions lift everything can reopen. Life can go. You know almost completely back to normal. That had looked as if it was very much on track until of course we started to get these very rapid increase in the number of cases of this delta variant one that originated in india. And they've got some quite difficult choices. I think in the days ahead two weeks ago. The prime minister's former adviser was grilled by. Mp's for hours about the government's handling of the pandemic donate coming was damning about pretty much everyone in number ten but he reserved the harshest criticism for one person in particular the health secretary tomorrow. Modern coke will be the one in the chair facing questions about whether he lied the prime minister. And whether those lines lead to more dads all this a time when the government may be about to fork in the road map as cases. Continue to rise from the guardian. I'm rachel humphries. Today in focus the interrogation of knockoff. You've been reporting hankook for quite a few years now. What's he like because a person and as a politician well he has a kind of billions about him. Doesn't hey it's it's either if you are fine. It's a kind of poppy. Ish enthusiasm so determination to power on through. He was media secretary not for very long time. But during that time you know posting videos of himself. Trying out paul core. I seen on youtube on. It's amazing but You never think that you can get involved. He has this source of duracell bunny. Kind of style approach. His critics would say he's incredibly political. You know he. He came up alongside. George chief of staff to george osborne and carlson thinking about the next day's headlines it's either a sort of great strength great weakness but he he just kind of keeps on going another. Dont frosty nearly star after yorkshire. Gone with our message that we need to deliver brexit. So he's one of those politicians he will go out on bat. He's very often put on the today programme in the morning. When the is having a difficult time you know the day after the dominant cummings hearing when when he absolutely been slated instead of hiding away. Some politicians might. He's he's even sharing a press conference. My view is that what he did was within the guidelines. You call it an absolute shamelessness. I suppose you could call it determination. Thank you very much for that. Welcome and it's a real privilege to be the secretary of state for health and social cat. And i love the nhs. And i wanted to talk today about what we're going to do to make sure that it's always there for you and your family. He's been how secretary since 2018 before the pandemic house he viewed within the conservative party. What was his political standing. As i said he was chief of staff to george osborne so he's very much seen as part of that sort of cameroonian kind of gang really so he was evolved in the remain campaign and he was off that sort of socially liberal london set. We need fresh style. And it's because we need a fresh start that i'm putting my name forward to be honest for example during the leadership campaign there was a period where candidates were being asked whether they were feminist. Dominic robb sort of hummed and hawed and wasn't really sure whether it was a feminist and matt. Hi ernie said he was a feminist but were immediately came out wearing socks. I seem to remember saying you know. I'm a feminist. He's he's associate natural. Small l liberal in a way that many. Boris johnson style. Tories are not. I love this idea that he had these socks at the back of his draw than he was like right. I'm ready to bring them out of the campaign and say glad of cheese to weather very funny. And what was his relationship like with. Boris johnson. So the not political sort of natural allies. I would say and certainly when you talk to people at number ten. There's this sort of ryan hancock and he sort of you know bombastic phrases. He uses sometimes walls. I've put myself forward as the candidate of the future and focused on the future and what we need to do after brexit. The party is looking for somebody. Who's more in the here. And now you have to ask yourself why. He's in that cabinet. And i think one reason probably is that he dropped out after the first round of the leadership contest. Hang and then went and had a conversation with boris. Johnson came out and said well. I've been assured he's going to be sort of one nation tory. He's going to govern in the. You know the national interest. He's not going to lurch to the right and so i'm going to throw my weight behind tim. Well of course one also one does in that conversation whether they might have discussed whether matt hancock would stay in the cabinet and both i matt. Hancock faced this big question at the moment about what will happen. On june the twenty first with the reopening have they always been aligned on lockdowns and also the approach shredding and general. No i don't think. Bush johnson and matt hancock have always been aligned on lockdown. So although we don't necessarily think cummings is the most reliable witness. Lots of what he said about. Boris johnson during his Hearing celebrity the other day rang very true and it was very much about johnson. Being ansi lockdown Matt hancock however has often been on the cautious side so he would say and his advisors would say well that's because he's the health secretary and that's his role kind of in the cabinet in. The room is to take the sort of health side of things and prioritize. And make that argument and i do have high confidence. The summer of twenty twenty one will be a bright one being nervous for example about holiday so when there's lots to chat about traveled quite early in the year. He said he's been saying we're going to have a great british summer reading between the lines. That means i'm not sure it's wise for anyone to be going abroad on. Holiday whereas pos. Johnson's always been quite keen to suggest that we should vote out. I've booked my holiday. Mr speaker coble and we should also remember. I think how important matt hancock was in what key role. He played in that really frightening period in spring last year. When boris johnson himself was laid low with the virus. Matt hancock actually caught it about the same time as the prime minister. And and chris richie medical officer because johnson had it much more seriously. Hancock barely took a day off work. If i remember rightly just sort of isolated at home and crack on but in that very worrying period when boris johnson was in a hospital and out of action. You had this quarter of senior ministers. Which was you know. Dominic robb wishy soon ac matt hancock and michael govan. They were making all if the key day to day decisions while he might not be. Boris johnson's sort of best friend. He was absolutely at the top table. Really key moments during the early days of the crisis.
"matt hancock" Discussed on The Leader
"And that kind of value ability is also being shown with the way the people are looking at. How matt hancock. The health secretary specifically has handled the pandemic yes. People are inclined to view favourably. His personal handling of the pandemic. And that drop seems to coincide with the evidence given a few weeks ago by dominic cummings the former number ten aide who gave what was lacerating evidence to the joint. Science and health slit committees about the handling of the pandemic in particular. He accused matt hancock of lying on multiple occasions in particular about whether people released from care homes were going to be tested for covert or not matt. Hancock denied that particular gatien and again. We've now got a public verdict on these two men. And which of the two would you most trust to be telling the truth on this very very critical matter and the answer is eighteen percent. Say that they would believe dominic cummings famous for his barnard castle. I test of course and thirty five percent. Say that trust matt. Hancock most so matt hancock winning by two one there. But there's a sting in the tail here. A which is that thirty four percent. Say actually the answer is neither of them. Joe does something like the chaos was seeing at the airport in portugal. Right now the confusion over the red green and amber travel is that we have to those kinds of things. Add to the pressure being put onto the government over this virus inquiry. I think anything that increases people's sense of unfairness or resentment could suddenly translate into pressure for the inquiry or indeed pressure on the government in multiple. Different ways the dash from portugal is chaotic and the the hardship to people affected people who are in some cases paying I watering prices for tickets to try and get home before the deadline or people who have invested in holiday flights that they won't get their money back from later in the summer. Because i think people were given good cause for ministerial statements to believe only two weeks ago that the green list was likely to be expanded not not reduced. These little resentment could easily boil up. And i think this is why you see so much care being taken by the government to try and keep the public side including for example With its rejection yesterday of tony blair's call for people to be given extra freedom if they've had the to vaccination japs a hancock said to that well. We prefer the idea of the whole country having the same freedoms and moving as worn this is all to try and keep people together. Keep public opinion. Broadly stable at a time when frankly surely no government has been in such a difficult.
UK Officials: Vaccines Effective Against Variant Identified in India
"British health officials have expressed optimism that the coronavirus restrictions remaining in England can be lifted in June often official study found that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines offer effective protection against a variant first identified in India Jenny Harris the chief executive of the UK health security agency says officials in England are on track to proceed with the final stage of unlocking the country from twenty first of June if the public remains cautious health secretary Matt Hancock also says he's increasingly confident the country can follow its unlocking plans a study by public health England found that defies the vaccine is eighty eight percent effective against a variant of the two does as the AstraZeneca job is sixty percent effective after both doses there is shockingly London
Cases of Indian COVID-19 Variant Surge Across UK
"This week was meant to be one of celebrations. The biggest easing of the case komo navarre's restrictions in well over six months pubs. Restaurants will open indoor dining again with even hugging allowed outside but the positive mood was dampened by several out. Big of new vote of covid nineteen spreading in parts of england new variants of concern of always been on the government's radar estimate. The could challenge. It's lockdown easing plans but so much is unknown about this new strain particularly its transmissibility health sector matt. Hancock told the house of commons this week that the government was hopeful of getting it under control. We have used the extensive security surveillance system that we've built and new techniques to identify the areas. We're most concerned about where we will now surge testing. Vaccinations further. this episode shows. Just how important it is that every single person who is vulnerable to covert nineteen gets not just one but two doses ties. Let's begin with this new strain before we look at in the uk. Obviously india has had a very very difficult time with kota vice and we've seen those polling images of hospitals running out of oxygen running out of intensive cab bats and that obviously now with rhetoric is also do with this new strain of kuna virus that although it doesn't appear to be more lethal it is spreading much quickly than the dominant kent fair in this being within the uk for some time even the question of how much more transmissible it is is uncertain. Seb i mean you i. The public politicians would love some answers to these questions. But it's quite complicated to work out for example whether it's much more infectious which would destroy the remaining phases of the government's lockdown clan. Or whether it's just a little bit or infectious in which case we can probably go
David Cameron Faces Inquiry Into His Dealings With Greensill
"Over the weekend we finally heard from a former political figure who had been brought a quiet late despite repeated attempts by janice to get in touch with them. This is david cameron. The former prime minister full during a series of allegations over the greensville saga is about david. Cameron's pat statement after news stories over the weekend. Suggesting drink matt hancock when it came to trying to a help for green. What did he have to say. So he has issued a statement saying i reflected on this at length. There are important to be learned as a former prime minister. I accept that communications with government needs to be done through only the most formal of channels. So there can be no room for misinterpretation. So he's not saying he's done anything wrong. He's just saying that things could have been misinterpreted because the system has allowed them to be misinterpreted and he thinks those things should change. I was quite interested by the timing of this statement. So you could say that Has been quite a few of the things namely one of a dominant thing on the news agenda. That may have made cameron statement a little less featureless highly in the news agenda. Also i think that would reached a stage where all the newspapers were feasting on this. And when you've got all the newspapers competing for the next new lying on a scandal that's when you know it's not going to go away and you need to do something to stop the flames Going ever higher now. I'm not sure whether what he says is going to stop the flames. Going ever-higher if i'm honest because it is something i see that he's allowed to grow as a row for six weeks hours a long time that he's thirty days is taken him to respond to
Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same
"When johnson talks about the uk's world-beating response to covid nineteen vaccine pogrom passes muster. It's been an unqualified success or one of the reasons. His conservative party are so far ahead in the polls over twenty five million brits have received their job so fall but the government unexpectedly announced show fall in the number of vaccines delivered in april juice. Supply issues and the debate has a geopolitical angle. To given the you struggling with its own vaccine rollout slovan the line. The european commission president on the block might even consider export controls. All options are on the table. We are in the crisis of the century. And i'm not ruling out any anything for now because we have to make sure that europeans are vaccinated as soon as possible so sarah. Let's begin with the overall state of the uk's vaccine pogrom based on what was set out in december. It's pretty much all going to plan fairly high levels of takeover ninety four percent i believe and the government is insisting that all over fifty will have had their first job by the middle of april. So what's the problem. Well a week ago we would have said. This was indeed the most Astonishingly amyloid success and a sign of vessel. Buoyant moved around it. Was that the with some very clear briefing to a couple of the saturday newspapers suggesting that we were actually going to move to the over forty's much sooner than expected so it was a bit of a jolt to find out on wednesday that in fact. Nhs people involved in the program had been told that they must hold booking any new appointments throughout april because the been a sudden very significant reduction in the supplies available so that really has put the first serious dent in the narrative which right from december the eight. I think it was the day. That william shakespeare became one of the first two vaccine as now suddenly. The government is in the unaccustomed position of having to explain what's happening and explain why some of the public expectations that they'd raised so hard may not be met to be fair to the government. They still absolutely insisting they're on track with the two big dates that they've set for this program that all over fifty should be vaccinated by the middle of april. And all adult britons. Who wants a job will have had it at the end of july. But there's no question that it's been a difficult political management problem for them this week and very much not the position that they'd hoped to be in the club. Let's have a look at why this might be happening and seven. I spent a lot of this week speaking to people. Whitehall trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the scenes with matt. Hancock gave us a of clarity in the house of commons and the government is pinning own production issues. The first one is this batch of one point seven million jobs that we sent back for testing and the second thing is the supply from the soham institute of india which again the governor's put down to supply issues but others are saying that actions being blocked by modi's government from shipping out to the uk. Exactly it is pretty opaque what's happening. There are two elements. Here that can hold up. Supplies one is the genuinely technical difficulties in producing a complex biological process. I mean it's not straightforward zanu vaccine and a lot of the manufacturing sites haven't made this sort of marin a vaccine before it scale factor. You could say none of them have because this is the first one. That's the fiso won. The astra zeneca at novartis vaccine is also level to a complicated process. So there are technical supply issues and then there at the political ones. You alluded to and i don't know whether the serum institute of india supply has been blocked for political reasons because india was having rather a good downturn in covert cases. But that's turning up again. Unfortunately and there are feelings. That indian government wanted to have it at home. This is so. I think if we look at the context of this a lot of it is actually not that much of a serious problem that we were crunching the numbers this week and april is a significant moment in the vaccine program for the uk. Because yes they were vaccinated all over fifty which according to people like christie chief medical officer of england which uses ninety nine percents of deaths on messages the pressure on the nhc s. But eneko you have to install the second jobs. Really the po- gum began to scale up towards the end of january and eleven week window. The nhl is set between the first and second doses. That really kicks in april and but hancock said this week that really still going to be delivering about fourteen million jobs throughout april which is low though. It's been in march but it's still a pretty high number so it's probably good to keep it in context with feels really what's gone wrong. Here is expectations that the rogue briefing about forty s really feels like delivers come off the bush tourism bush. Johnson's tried to restrain for much of twenty twenty. One yes and i think some. Nhs officials were less than delighted about that huge raising expectations last weekend. In a way. I think this was always going to be a difficult point for the program. It was absolutely predictable that at the point at which second doses to scale up there was going to be a deep in first doses. So it's perhaps unfortunate that there wasn't more subtle public preparation. You're absolutely right international standards even in april. We're still going to be doing more. Vaccinations than many of our counterparts. So it's particularly unfortunate wasn't better preparation. Because i think in the minds of a lot of britain's the will now be a sense of this program isn't doing well it's stumbled. It didn't have to be this way that it could have been very differently presented. And after all as i said the government is still on track to meet those two deadlines that it says now clive. We need to put this in the context of europe as well and we heard from s. the von d'alene at the top. That and you still really struggling with its vaccine vo loud but the most baffling things. She's seen this week. Is the story about the astra zeneca job and how effective or side effects. That may have in this concern. Over blood clots we heard from the ama from the nhra in the uk from the world health organization. All saying there are no concerns about blood. Clots and ashes annika vaccine yet at didn't stop lawson countries from halting giving out the doses. It's a very complicated picture on side effects. At least the spotlight turned away from efficacy. Before countries in continental europe were worrying that the astrazeneca vaccine wouldn't work well enough to older people. I think the efficacy questions have more or less be answered now. The spotlight is on whether they're adverse side effects and a few of those have been discovered there. These two different sorts of blood disorders do with abnormal clotting thrombosis that have been detected in people who just been vaccinated in norway in germany elsewhere on continental europe. The numbers are tiny. I would say fewer than twenty around the continent. Investigation is still continuing. There's no proven link with the vaccine. But a lot of vaccine knowledge ists the might be a link. But that is no reason to stop the vaccination program when it's saving tens of thousands of lives probably and people have said that just by halting for a few days the astrazeneca vaccination and continental europe. This week until the european medicines agency said it was okay that would have cost lives. It loves cost lives directly because people weren't getting vaccinated and it also probably unfortunately of cost lives indirectly because all the publicity about ad side effects will just undermined confidence in the vaccine
"matt hancock" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"Los Angeles judges blocked some of the How the district attorney's progressive criminal justice reforms. Superior Court Judge James Calvin rule that D a George Gaskin can't require his deputies to drop sentencing enhancements. The case was brought by the deputy district attorneys union against the new D A to challenge some of his signature reforms. Gaskin overcame opposition from law enforcement unions during his campaign, too. Unseat to term income, but Jackie Lacey now he faces some of his stiffest opposition from within his office. John Scott reporting. Mike wrote said Tuesday that it's after Michael Brown pancake mix and syrup will be renamed Pearl Milling Company. Quicker roads. Had announced last year that it would retire the atomizer brand, saying the characters origin are based on Racial stereotype. This is town. Although I calm His government has announced tougher quarantine and testing measures for travelers. In a bid to prevent Corona virus variants for getting a foothold in the country. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says all arrivals will be required to take to covet 19 tests during their 10 Day quarantine to enable authorities the better track new cases. International travelers already have to show proof off a negative test before they can get on a flight to enter the country. New hotel quarantine system will also be put in place for British and Irish residents who arrived from the British government's 33 red list countries. The new measures will come into force on Monday anyone found violating the rules could face up to a 10 year prison sentence. Charles Dillon Decima London A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the.
"matt hancock" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Tougher quarantine and testing measures for travelers in a bid to prevent Corona virus variants from gaining a foothold in the country. We hear more from correspondent Charles Still a Desmond, Reporting from London Health Secretary Matt Hancock says all arrivals will be required to take to covet 19 tests. During their 10 Day quarantine to enable authorities the better track new cases. International travelers already have to show proof off a negative test before they can get on a flight to enter the country. A new hotel quarantine system will also be put in place for British and Irish residents who arrived from the British government's 33 Red List countries. The new measures will come into force on Monday Anyone found violating the rules could face up to a 10 year PRISON sentence. Charles Still a Decima London News and analysis, town hall that calm I'm Keith Peters in Washington. Stuck in Travis. We've got the answer. This'll report is sponsored by Discover Richmond. A crash eastbound 80 before hilltop drive a two car wreck on the right shoulder. Your backup from Central Avenue and then North 80 Union City. Slow from abroad. A boulevard all the way to win 10 car hit a deer and signal nor 6 80 right after 84. The vehicle on the right shoulder in a delay from a drawn a road lookout for a crash in Emeryville to West Stadium. Powell off to the side delays from Ashby, San Jose, a slow who slow stop on south one A one Montague Expressway to story rose. Traffic on Brian Lawrence. Discover matches all the cash back.
"matt hancock" Discussed on AP News
"I'm a Donahue with an AP News MINUTE Democrats in the House prosecuting the impeachment case against Donald Trump say in a final pretrial, brief the former president's lawyers air trying to shift the blame onto his supporters if they argue he's not to blame for the capital riot. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says their case is strong evidence will be powerful. Evidence. Some of it will be new. And I urge all my colleagues to pay careful attention to the evidence. I particularly urge my Republican colleagues despite the pressure on them. To pay very real attention. Trump's team says he was protected by freedom of speech when he told his supporters on January 6th we fight like hell, and if you don't fight like hell, you're not gonna have a country anymore. His team says Trump was using fight as a general term, not a direction to be violent. By people died. I'm Ed Donahue. Health secretary map. Hancock says All arrivals will be required to take to covet 19 tests during their 10 Day quarantine to enable authorities the better track new cases. International travelers already have to show proof off a negative test before they can get on a flight to enter the country. New hotel quarantine system will also be put in place for British and Irish residents who arrived from the British government's 33 red list countries. The new measures will come into force on Monday anyone found violating the rules could face up to a 10 year PRISON sentence. Charles Dillon Decima London Britain's government has announced tougher quarantine and testing measures for international travelers. In a bid to prevent Corona virus variants from gaining a foothold in the country. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says all arrivals will be required to take to covet 19 tests during their 10 Day quarantine to enable authorities the better track new cases. International travelers already have to show proof off a negative test before they can get on a flight to enter the country. A new hotel quarantine system will also be put in place. The British and Irish residents who arrived from the British government's 33 red list countries. The new measures will come into force on Monday Anyone found violating the rules could face up to a 10 year. PRISON sentence. Charles the load asthma London AP News.
"matt hancock" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Any issues were course we're going to follow all those protocols and make sure that those folks have a chance to quarantine before they go home. Meanwhile, outrage continues after video and photos surfaced showing National Guard troops forced to catch some rest and the D C parking garage rather than in the halls of the U. S. Capitol. They were eventually allowed back into the capital after members of Congress from both sides of the aisle protest ID. Action taken by the newly sworn in defense secretary regarding sexual assault in the military. We get the details from CBS is Lisa Matteo. In his first directive since taking office, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military, as well as an assessment of what has worked and what hasn't. According to department reports. Cases involving sexual assaults have steadily increased since 2006, including a 13% jump in 2018. 3% increase in 2019 Lisa Matteo CBS News On the health front. Many health experts are now viewing the vaccination effort as a direct measure against the UK Covic variant, which the CDC says could become the dominant strain by March. Convey ax scenes be administered fast enough to slow that variant, which is more contagious, and one study says around 30% more deadly Dr Vivek Murthy, the president's pick for surgeon general, spoke on ABC s this week. Today We're in a race. Against these variants. The virus is going to change and it's up to us to adapt it to make sure that we're staying ahead in Britain, battered by the cove it very in first discovered there. There now 77 cases of a different but also more contagious South African strain. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock says they're closely monitoring the case is the evidence that this lockdown is Starting to bring cases down. But we're a long, long, long way from that from being low enough. Closer to home in Rhode Island. Advocates are calling on the state to start vaccinating people who are 50 and older. The current plan begins covert vaccinations for those 75 older next month, Rhode Island.
"matt hancock" Discussed on AP News
"Be. Jimmy Rogers was discovered as he played shows on a $10 guitar while he was Nation to Nashville with the U. S Air Force after the Korean War. He auditioned with roulette records with the song Honey Comb, which was his first single and on Lee, number one record. His other hits include secretly and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine in 1967. Rogers was found in his car in Los Angeles with a fractured skull. He said he had pulled over and an off duty police officer attacked him. Although he suffered muscle spasms and seizures. Rogers later had his own TV show and his own theater in Branson, Missouri. I'm Archie Szaroleta, which is health secretary map. Hancock is proud of the speed and efficiency of the program. Quarters on all over eighties in the UK have been vaccinated. Which is absolutely brilliant progress. Health officials aim to give 15 million people, including everyone over 70, a first vaccine shot by the 15th of February and cover the entire adult population. By September. However, some health experts have questioned the conservative government's decision to give the two vaccine doses up to 12 weeks apart. The recommended gap between doses is three weeks in order to offer as many people as possible. Their first does quickly. Karen Sharma's London Britain's vaccination program is going strong in the fight to beat the spread of the Corona virus as the nation approaches the death toll of 100,000 in a country with Europe's worst confirmed Corona virus outbreak. Britain's vaccination campaign is doing very well. But it's health Secretary Matt Hancock is proud of the speed and efficiency of the program. Quarters all over eighties in the UK have been vaccinated. Which is absolutely brilliant progress. Health officials aim to give 15 million people, including everyone over 70, a first vaccine shot by the 15th of February and cover the entire adult population by September. Hancock notes that Britain is far ahead of its neighbors in the race to vaccinate vaccinated more people in just the last three days, then France, for instance, has in the entire In the entire history of this disease. However, some health experts have questioned the conservative government's decision to give the two vaccine doses up to 12 weeks apart. The recommended gap between doses is three weeks in order to offer as many people as possible. Their first does quickly. Karen Sharma's London British health secretary map. Hancock is proud of the speed and efficiency of the program. Quarters off all over eighties in the UK have been vaccinated. Which is absolutely brilliant progress. Health officials aim to give 15 million people, including everyone over 70, a first vaccine shot by the 15th of February and cover the entire adult population By September. Hancock notes that Britain is far ahead of its neighbors in the race to vaccinate more people in just the last three days then France, for instance, has In the entire in the entire history of this disease. However, some health experts have questioned the conservative government's decision to give the two vaccine doses up to 12 weeks apart. The recommended gap between doses is three weeks in order to offer as many people as possible. Their first does quickly. Karen Sharma's London House and Senate Democrats say national rules are needed to shore up American democracy after a tumultuous postelection period. And the deadly riot at the U. S. Capitol. The 2020 election featured rules changes aimed at easing voting during the Corona virus pandemic. But those were challenged by a flood of lawsuits from former President Trump and his allies, underscoring the differences from state to state mail in ballots do on Election day or just post sparked by then absentee voting allowed for all or just voters with an excuse. Same day or advanced only registration. The bill being offered by Democrats asserts Congress's constitutional authority to set the time place and manner of federal elections. National rules they say, would make voting more uniforms accessible and fair. Republicans reject many of the proposed reforms as federal overreach. Ben Thomas Washington 2020 election featured rules changes aimed at easing voting during the Corona virus pandemic. But those were challenged by a flood of lawsuits from former President Trump and his allies, underscoring the differences from state to state mail in ballots do on Election day or just postmarked by then absentee voting allowed for all or just voters with an excuse. Same day or advanced only registration. The bill being offered by Democrats asserts Congress's constitutional authority to set the time place and manner of federal elections. National rules they say, would make voting more uniforms accessible and fair. Republicans reject many of the proposed reforms as federal overreach. Ben Thomas Washington States have long had disparate and contradictory rules for running elections, and Democrats in the House and Senate say national rules are needed to shore up American democracy, especially after a tumultuous postelection period and the deadly riot at the U. S Capitol before the People Act would establish federal election standards mandating early voting, same day registration and other voting rights reforms. Would also put the job of drawing congressional district in the hands of independent commissions and obligate presidents to disclose their tax returns. Republicans, they're calling it federal overreach and Thomas Washington AP News For Friday, January 22nd I'm to Maguire. Timeline is set for former President Trump's second impeachment trial opening arguments on the eighth of next month. On Monday, the House will send to the Senate the article of impeachment charging Donald Trump with incitement of insurrection. The senators will be sworn in Tuesday with arguments beginning about two weeks later. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says there needs to be accountability for January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. Excited by Donald J. Trump. Was a day none of us will ever Forget. Not everyone agrees House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. I don't believe you provoked if you listen to what he said at the rally, meanwhile, is South Carolina elections lawyer Butch Bowers will present the defense for Donald Trump, the first president to undergo an impeachment trial after leaving office. Jackie Quinn Washington President. Biden is also called on Congress to quickly begin work on his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief and recovery package. He notes that the price tag is high. But the needs are great and the timeline is right and this moment of crisis. With this in the interest rates as low as they are historic lows. It is smart fiscal investment, including deficit spending. They're more urgent than ever. Conservative Republicans in Congress called their proposal and expensive, unworkable. Liberal wish list. Hank Aaron is dead at 86, the Atlanta Braves home run legend who broke Babe Ruth's career home run mark in 1974 died in his sleep in Atlanta. Add Seymour.
"matt hancock" Discussed on AP News
"Analysis shows that since November, the share of US hospitals nearing the breaking point has doubled and more than 40% of Americans live in areas now running out of ICU beds. I'm Ben Thomas. AP News musician Jimmy Rogers has died of kidney disease and after testing positive for covert 19, according to his publicist. Rogers died last Monday in Palm Desert, California at the age of 87 I marches are a letter with a look at his career. So honey calm. I want to be human. Jimmie Rodgers was discovered as he played shows on a $10 guitar while he was stationed to Nashville with the U. S Air Force after the Korean War. He auditioned with roulette records with the song Honey Comb, which was his first single and on Lee number one record. His other hits include secretly and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine in 1967. Rogers was found in his car in Los Angeles with a fractured skull. He said he had pulled over and an off duty police officer attacked him. Although he suffered muscle spasms and seizures. Rogers later had his own TV show and his own theater in Branson, Missouri. So, honey calm. I want to be human. Jimmie Rodgers was discovered as he played shows on a $10 guitar while he was still Nation to Nashville with the U. S Air Force after the Korean War. He auditioned with roulette records with the song Honey Comb, which was his first single and on Lee, number one record. His other hits include secretly and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine in 1967. Rogers was found in his car in Los Angeles with a fractured skull. He said he had pulled over and an off duty police officer attacked him. Although he suffered muscle spasms and seizures. Rogers later had his own TV show and his own theater in Branson, Missouri. I'm Archie Szaroleta, which is how Secretary Matt Hancock is proud of the speed and efficiency of the program. Quarters on all over eighties in the UK have been vaccinated. Which is absolutely brilliant progress. Health officials aim to give 15 million people, including everyone over 70, a first vaccine shot by the 15th of February and cover the entire adult population. By September. However, some health experts have questioned the conservative government's decision to give the two vaccine doses up to 12 weeks apart. The recommended gap between doses is three weeks in order to offer as many people as possible. Their first does quickly. Karen Sharma's London Britain's vaccination program is going strong in the fight to beat the spread of the Corona virus as the nation approaches a death toll of 100,000. In a country with Europe's worst confirmed Corona virus outbreak. Britain's vaccination campaign is doing very well. But it's health Secretary Matt Hancock is proud of the speed and efficiency of the program. Quarters all over eighties in the UK have been vaccinated. Which is absolutely brilliant progress. Health officials aim to give 15 million people, including everyone over 70, a first vaccine shot by the 15th of February on cover the entire adult population by September. Hancock knows that Britain is far ahead of its neighbors in the race to vaccinate more people in just the last three days than France, for instance, has in the entire In the entire history of this disease. However, some health experts have questioned the conservative government's decision to give the two vaccine doses up to 12 weeks apart. The recommended gap between doses is three weeks in order to offer as many people as possible. Their first does quickly. Karen Sharma's London British health secretary map. Hancock is proud of the speed and efficiency of the program. Quarters off all over eighties in the UK have been vaccinated. Which is absolutely brilliant progress. Health officials aim to give 15 million people, including everyone over 70, a first vaccine shot by the 15th of February and cover the entire adult population By September. Hancock notes that Britain is far ahead of its neighbors in the race to vaccinate more people in just the last three days then France, for instance, has In the entire in the entire history of this disease. However, some health experts have questioned the conservative government's decision to give the two vaccine doses up to 12 weeks apart. The recommended gap between doses is three weeks in order to offer as many people as possible. Their first does quickly. Karen Sharma's London House and Senate Democrats say national rules are needed to shore up American democracy after a tumultuous postelection period. And the deadly riot at the U. S. Capitol. The 2020 election featured rules changes aimed at easing voting during the Corona virus pandemic. But those were challenged by a flood of lawsuits from former President Trump and his allies, underscoring the differences from state to state mail in ballots do on Election day or just post sparked by then absentee voting allowed for all or just voters with an excuse. Same day or advanced only registration. The bill being offered by Democrats asserts Congress's constitutional authority to set the time place and manner of federal elections. National rules they say, would make voting more uniforms accessible and fair. Republicans reject many of the proposed reforms as federal overreach. Ben Thomas Washington 2020 election featured rules changes aimed at easing voting during the Corona virus pandemic. But those were challenged by a flood of lawsuits from former President Trump and his allies, underscoring the differences from state to state mail in ballots do on Election day or just post sparked by then absentee voting allowed for all or just voters with an excuse. Same day or advanced only registration. The bill being offered by Democrats asserts Congress's constitutional authority to set the time place and manner of federal elections. National rules they say, would make voting more uniforms accessible and fair. Republicans reject many of the proposed reforms as federal overreach. Ben Thomas Washington States have long had disparate and contradictory rules for running elections, and Democrats in the House and Senate say national rules are needed to shore up American democracy, especially after a tumultuous postelection period and the deadly riot at the U. S Capitol before the People Act would establish federal election standards mandating early voting, same day registration and other voting rights reforms. Would also put the job of drawing congressional district in the hands of independent commissions and obligate presidents to disclose their tax returns. Republicans, they're calling it federal overreach. Ben Thomas Washington AP News FOR Friday, January 22nd I'm to McGuire A timeline is set for former President Trump's second impeachment trial opening arguments on the eighth of next month. On Monday, the House will send to the Senate the article of impeachment charging Donald Trump with incitement. Of insurrection. The senators will be sworn in Tuesday with arguments beginning about two weeks later. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says there needs to be accountability for January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. Excited by Donald J. Trump..
"matt hancock" Discussed on KOMO
"Was confirmed in the Seattle area. More than 166,000 of those Americans have lost their lives since the November election. In this video from the Philadelphia Inquirer, ST Peter's Episcopal Church rang their Bell 400 times on Sunday. Once for every 1000 deaths, the ringing lasted more than 30 minutes. Public health officials are now warning that the so called dark winner isn't over. Yet. Incoming CDC director Dr Rochelle will Lenski said that she fears that this country could hit half a million dead from the coronavirus by the middle of next month in California, Cedar Sinai Hospital is now reporting that over one third of Los Angeles patients Carrying a new strain of the virus, which may explain the recent surge in cases across southern California and people across the country keep dying. Albert and Carol Stevenson from Kansas loved each other fiercely and died at the same hospital less than two hours apart. They both got sick at the end of December, and we're holding hands in one of their last moments together. Pillar of our family has been taken away from us. And it's very crushing. None of us feel like we have closure. Yet A new ABC News Washington Post poll shows that nine out of 10 Americans believe that the pandemic Is not under control. But when asked if they would probably or definitely get the vaccine on Lee about, 65% said. They would maybe see Steve owes and saw me the covert lockdown grinding on the United Kingdom as well. Currently around 38,000 Coben patients are in UK hospitals. Self Secretary Matt Hancock says, is the highest that is being throughout the pandemic. And someone is admitted to hospital every 30 seconds. But, uh, the UK has the highest Over death rate in the world because of that, and he locked down easing looks right now like a distant dream. Tom Rivers ABC NEWS London, A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization criticizing China and other countries for Not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier in a report on Monday, the panel says there were lost opportunities to apply basic public health measures at the earliest opportunity. The Chinese authorities could have applied their efforts more forcefully. In January, shortly after the coronavirus began sickening clusters off people, the panel writes. The reality is that only a minority of countries took full advantage of the information available to them to respond to the evidence off an emerging pandemic. I'm Charles. With this month after we check traffic.
"matt hancock" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Britain's Health secretary Matt Hancock says the events in Washington said and distressing nobody should use violence to try to frustrate the outcome of a free and fair election. And the president of the United States must condemn this violence. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison agrees. I feel terribly for what's happening there. I really do. I mean, they're one of our closest friends and partners, the United States and I feel For those here in Australia who have family in the United States. Well, maybe that's the origin and it's heartbreaking to see what's happening there. This is one of the world's greatest democracies. And it reminds so. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Washington policymakers should act immediately to remove President Trump from office just two weeks before his term officially ends. She claims he can. He committed seditious acts related to the president's role and encouraging the assault on the U. S Capitol a day earlier, But Senator Lindsey Graham disagrees. Speaker Pelosi joined Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to oust Mr Trump without delay short of that, she said, the House will impeach him for a second time. South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warns that Mr Trump's legacy was undercut after riders breach the capital yesterday. He added that he wasn't supportive at this point of invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president from office congressional correspondent Bernie Bennett. North Korean leader Kim Jong UN has underscored the need to drastically improve his nation's ties with the outside world. He also reviewed relations with rival South Korea on the third day of the first Congress of the ruling Workers Party and five years State media report on his speech that not elaborate, though on what diplomatic steps, Kim said that he would want to take News and analysis said town hall dot com. Excuse me. Why don't you have life insurance yet? I've got diabetes and I know the price will be through the roof of a pre existing condition. Actually select what makes it easy to get very.
U.K. becomes first country to approve Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
"What a newly approved easy to handle vaccine is being dubbed as Britain becomes the first country to authorize its use. Britain's Health Department said it was authorizing emergency use of the vaccine developed by Oxford University in UK based drug maker AstraZeneca, Karen Shamas reports. The approval and a shift in policy will speed up a road out of the vaccine in the UK, which comes as a surgeon infections threatens to swamp British hospitals. Riches, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. The vaccine brings light at the end of the tunnel. I'm also now with this approval this morning, highly confident that we can get enough vulnerable people vaccinated by the spring. We can now see all route out of this pandemic. Good. AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to be relied on in many countries because of its low cost availability and ease of use. It can be kept in refrigerators rather than the ultra cold stories. Some other vaccines require. The company has said it will sell it for $2.58 days and plans to make up to three billion doses by the end of 2021. Karen Sharma's London of all freed stocks in
U.K. Authorizes AstraZeneca, Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine
"Cove in 19 vaccine has been approved in Britain. It's the first country to authorize that vaccine. The company says it's safe and about 70% effective Britain's Health secretary Matt Hancock, with this approval this morning, highly confident that we can get enough vulnerable people vaccinated by the spring. We can now see all route out of this pandemic. The U. S. Has his first reported case of a covert 19 variant that's been seen in Britain and elsewhere Saga Madani reports. Colorado's governor says the variant was found in a man in a mainly rural area at the far edge of the Denver Metro. The variant is likely still rare in the U. S. But Colorado officials say the man has no travel history. One researcher says that means the variant is spreading, and he worries that may lead to another spring virus wave. UK Scientists believe the variant is more contagious than previously identified strains. Colorado health officials say the vaccine some Americans are now getting are thought to be effective against the variant
South Africa detects new variant of the coronavirus
"To deal with a new variant of the Corona virus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says there is a new development. We've detected two cases of another new variant of Corona virus here in the UK Both cases both our contacts off cases who have traveled from South Africa over the past few weeks and cargo also announced new travel restrictions on South Africa, he says hospital admissions are the highest since mid April. 691 deaths were reported yesterday in Britain, 691 people Who have died Just before Christmas. The governor of New
Covid: More of England could move into tier 4 from Boxing Day, says minister
"So from boxing day millions. More of you will be waking up. Under the toughest tearful restrictions in england comes off to health secretary matt hancock revealed a second new variant of covid nineteen has been discovered in the uk he told a downing street press conference is believed to have originated in south. Africa and initial evidence suggests it's more transmissible than the original virus. The government's implemented restrictions on travel from south africa and is calling for travelers from the country and close contacts to immediately quarantine or this prompted mr hancock to ramp up the covid restrictions in england. You can search. What's here you'll be living under from boxing day.
Wednesday 23 December
"Later today lufthansa cargo flight from frankfurt will touchdown doncaster sheffield airport bringing of food supplies to forestall shortages caused by the recent severing of land and sea trade routes between the uk and europe with jew recognition that this is more to do with covid nineteen than brexit. There is something piquant about britain entering the last week of its transition period reliance on a reverse of the berlin airlift. The uk's present difficulties due to a new and highly infectious variant of covid nineteen heavily concentrated in london and the southeast on joined with more by monaco. Twenty fours health and science correspondent dr. Chris chris this or something like to be expected because all viruses mutate. Don't they indeed covid nineteen already has once or twice at least before andrew say actually the uk's victim of its own success in this because we do as jones san accurately said have a world class in fact one of the best in the world screening systems set up to detect precisely this sort of thing. It's called coke. Uk their job is to scrutinize genomes of corona viruses collected from patients who are diagnosed with the disease so far. They've looked through the genetic codes of more than one hundred and sixty thousand viral sequences. They're all being to find things precisely like this and of course then we. We say we found one this and then the whole world says we don't want you of course they don't want us all the all the virus but not surprisingly just to cautionary stage but yes It it's likely that this sort of thing is a bit of an inevitability and it may well be it's farther afield. Things like farther afield than anyone knows yet because they just haven't detected e. Yeah so what do we know about this mutation will. It's not a single mutation. It's a variant the calling it variant because rather than just a mutant which is one genetic change. This one's actually got a constellation of genetic changes there are seventeen independent genetic differences in this new variant that seems to confer opponent the ability to spread a bit better and they're peppered throughout the genetic code of the virus they affect v aspects of how the virus works but there's a big cluster of these changes all centered on what's called the essel spike protein. Which is the key part of the virus. That's all of these out coats that it uses to infect ourselves and so this is why researchers think that it may be more transmissible. Something has changed in the way the virus behaves in terms of its its ability to engage with our cells its ability to penetrate and jack cells and then cause disease and then spread to another person We don't know exactly how it's doing that yet. And we don't know for sure that it really is more transmissible but based on the numbers that we're seeing the the epidemiology the pattern of spread. It seems like a likely reasonable supposition. Is it possible that this variation is a response to the measures that we have undertaken to defeat it is is the virus adapting to survive ovar adapt to survive. And that's really what charles darwin point out. And that was his big breakthrough his grand unified theory of biology. If you like that everything responds in a dynamic way. All the time to pressure applied from its environment and where we think. This may have arisen. This new variant is actually in the blood of an individual or individuals with poorly functioning immune systems because individuals. Who don't have a good immune response to the virus. Tend to hang onto the virus fa- longer. They have a chronic infection with the virus. And this means that as their immune system limps along trying to control it the virus is getting a chance to see inner workings of the immune response and it can see where the chinks in our alma and therefore it can adapt and shift in that direction a bid to take advantage of those changes to cling onto survival in that person. Now if that person then transmits a virus which has adapted in this way it's basically passing on a more weaponized or more tooled up version of the virus. The reason that such as a putting forward this hypothesis is because when we have treated patients and documented what happens in them when they have an impaired immune system for various reasons. Were genetic reasons. There are also acquired reasons why people's immune systems might not work very. Well they've seen very similar changes happening in the viruses in those people to this variant that circulating suggesting that it may will be homegrown as it were and borne out of the fact that some people can't can't fight it off as well as efficiently giving the varsity insight into how our immune system works and enabling it to adapt accordingly. I mean we have talked before about the fact that it's not in the interests of viruses whose only interest eads the perpetuation replication. It's not necessarily in the interest of any virus. To kill its hosts. Is it possible that viruses variation to become more transmissible but perhaps less deadly. Well we don't know at the moment and That's one of the key questions that people are going to want to be asking. It's a relatively new discovery first appeared as a blip on the radar of kochi uk. The consortium that founded back in september and the cases them were just a few and far between become a lot more common sense obviously rising to one in four cases in november perhaps as many as sixty percent of cases in december in some parts of the country that means that we've now got the chance to see firsthand in greater detail in greater numbers. What is impact on people is and so people will be asking this very question this thing if it does transmit more efficiently which it appears it does does it as we believe not cause such severe disease or cause any more severe disease than the standard parent from which its rose the moment it doesn't look like it translates into getting more severe disease. It doesn't look like it's currently beyond the reach of the protection conferred by the immune response In response to the vaccine but we don't know that crucial question has it surrendered some of its violence. In order to optimize. In this way time will tell you partially answered what. I'm sure is now the key question because the the glimmer of optimism in which we have all been basking these last few weeks is the approval and roll out of the vaccine. Several hundred thousand people here in the uk have already received at least the first injection. Is it possible that nineteen could mutate or very this quickly Out of the reach of the vaccine. Matt hancock rishaad everybody when he made the announcement last week about the discovery of this new variant. That it didn't look like it would be able to sidestep the immune response conferred by the vaccine the experiments to prove that that is the case. Though are still ongoing. Thankfully they're very easy experiments to do. And that's what porton down will currently be investigating. And i would hope that they will provide that reassurance. Quite soon the way you go about this is you. Grow the virus in the lab and that's actually very easy to do and you add to it samples of the antibodies that a person makes when they're vaccinated and if the antibodies still work against the variant. And you do this with samples across the country. Then you can say these neutralize this virus even though it's the variant and therefore these people will be protected if they have the vaccine. So that's that's kind of what we're waiting for now to to see that data. It's very easy the experiments to go to do them properly though. That will give us reassurance to answer that question what the future holds. Though we don't know and that's why some researches saying this could be a stepping stone on the part of the virus towards a more comprehensive ability to sidestep our immune response including the response to the vaccine and for that. It's a sort of shot across out immunological bowels. We have to keep it onto surveillance. Keep searchlight trained upon it so that we can see where it's moving anticipate is next. Move and try to head off
Cut off: Britain hit with travel bans over new virus strain
"As Mork countries close their doors to UK arrivals. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitting new variant is out of control when we need to bring it under control. Conservative politician Tim Lawton believes the new mutation is already widespread in Europe just ahead of the curve in having identified it and pointed out just how violent it is. That's not stopping the travel bans Britain becoming the pandemics new pariah. Vicki Barker. CBS NEWS London Congress
What we know - and what we don't - about the new coronavirus variant
"Normal for viruses to mutate. So how alarms should we be about the emergence of this highly infectious variant of the Corona virus, which is now prevalent in southern England, and if the variant is that much easier to transmit? How do you stop? It spread both within the UK and around the rest of the world On Sundays, its impact was starting to be felt. Britain's Health secretary Matt Hancock said people had to act as if they all had. Variant. The new variant is out of control when we need to bring it under control, and this news about the new variant has been a Um, incredibly difficult and, frankly, an awful year on bond. It's important for everybody to act essentially act like they might have the virus. And that's the way that we can control it together. It's not something for government or individuals. It's something for us all to do together. But could this you vary into the coronavirus also Be resistant to the vaccines that have been developed to counter the existing strain. I've been speaking to Dr Lucy Van Dorf, senior research fellow in Microbial Genomic, said the UCL Genetics Institute. What's name for certain about this virus mutation at the moment. What we know is we have a variant in circulation, which is carrying 14 defining mutations, which we haven't seen in the combination we see in this particular variant before This includes seven within the spike protein off the Corona virus, which is the protein that's most important for binding and entering human cells. One of the reasons that this has raised some concern, it's because some of these previously identified mutations have been implicated. In having some kind of biological relevant So the vast majority of mutations we have in this virus and and mutations are very much a natural process and this thousands of variance in circulation have no impact. But in this case we do have sets of mutations, which have been flagged as may be relevant. So are important in terms of the ability of the virus to bind to human cells, and also potentially for some degree of communication. And so this is one of the reasons together with the A marked increase in frequency of this particular Varian within the UK that scientists are studying it really very carefully right as we speak. But what makes this