China locks down 65 million

BEIJING (AP) — China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough COVID-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays. Across the country, 33 cities including seven provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown covering more than 65 million people, according to a tally published late Sunday by the …

“Covid booster jabs are not a good use of taxpayer cash” says AstraZeneca boss

Pascal Soriot, the chief executive of AstraZeneca, suggested that giving booster jabs to healthy individuals was not an ideal use of resources. The Covid booster jab will be offered to everyone in the UK aged 50 and over from next month, as well as those with underlying health conditions, to increase protection ahead of future waves, GB …